Category Archives: Building Surveying

Old House Defects

The top ten defects in old houses are: Rising damp. Inadequate sub floor ventilation to timber floors and subsequent decay. Woodworm to roof structure / floor joists. Wet rot to single glazed timber windows. Poorly maintained / leaking rainwater goods. Slipped / missing slates and poor levels of maintenance to roof coverings. Gun barrel piping…
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New House Defects

The top ten defects in new houses are: Inadequate fire stopping to party walls. Missing or poorly located cavity tray to brick chimneys. Low head height on stairs. Head heights not meeting requirements of building regulations. Inadequate provision of ventilation to drainage system. Drainage system vented into attic. Poorly dispersed insulation within roof void /…
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