Historic Graffiti

Historic Graffiti

What do these marks mean? During the course of our building survey inspections, we sometimes find marks on structural timbers.  These marks could easily be dismissed as mindless historic graffiti, perhaps notched into the wood by the resident teenage delinquent from...
Timber Wall Panelling

Timber Wall Panelling

Timber Wall Panelling: Concealed Defects Timber wall panelling in a property usually arouses suspicion with surveyors.  What’s lurking behind the panels? Were the panels erected to hide a defect?  It is very possible that the timber framework is in contact with a damp...
A HISTORY OF HOUSING

A HISTORY OF HOUSING

One of my first tasks when training to become a Land Surveyor was to identify and annotate the names of individual tree species.  This was not the most rewarding of assignments and I would have much preferred getting to grips with the latest theodolite in the office....

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