Blogs tagged: House Survey

Surveys for defects in timber frame homes

Brick and Tile clad timber frame house Woodward Chartered Surveyors

Surveying timber frame houses for defects

Can you tell whether you are buying a timber frame or brick house?

Many modern timber frame houses have brick outer skins that make it very difficult for the untrained eye to tell the difference. This skin is not load bearing, but is the protective jacket for the inner timber frame.  Other finishes on older timber frame homes, such as panels of wattle and daub, clap board or tile hanging tend to show all or part of the timber frame. ... more ...

Feedback for House Purchase Surveys helps build a better survey report

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Woodward Chartered Surveyors invite all their customers who book and pay for their survey on line (we are one of the few surveyors to take credit card payments) to provide feedback on all aspects of their exerience.

Does rising damp exist

Rising or penetrating damp

Rising damp - does it exist?
In a recent case review Stephen Cornish MA BSc FRICS FFPWS challenged the conventional reporting style of surveyors and asked the question “Does rising damp actually exist?”.