DID YOU KNOW?
- You may need a party wall award even if carrying out work within 6 metres of a neighbour's boundary.
- Building surveys are not just for when you move home. They also cover; alterations/extensions, damp or rot problems, cracking/movement defects.
- A Schedule of Condition reports the current condition of a building/structure. We recommend this be done at regular intervals to monitor your property.
- A Full Survey records current condition of the building/structure, reasons and observation why certain problems have occurred, remedial works that should be carried out.
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PDBC are expert Party Wall surveyors and in the course of our work we get asked many questions about Party Walls. In order to address these we have produced a handy guide. Please feel free to download it by clicking … Continue reading →
One of the biggest mistakes I see is people buying a new build property with only the building societies “valuation ” survey in place. The argument runs “well it’s a brand new property what can possibly be wrong”. The unfortunate answer is … Continue reading →
As a building owner, do you intend to: Work on an existing wall, ceiling or floor structure shared with another property Build on or at the boundary with another property? Excavate near a neighbouring building or structure? If you are … Continue reading →