Expert Advice, News and Analysis

Welcome to our hub for property related articles and information from our Chartered Surveyors, Estate Agents and Architectural Technicians.

Welcome to our hub for property related articles and information from our Chartered Surveyors, Estate Agents and Architectural Technicians.

Building Technology

Joining Timbers

When carrying out our surveys we sometimes come across timbers that have been lengthened. In this short blog we will examining the various methods of joining timbers to achieve longer spans and the applications to which they are most suited.

Inadequate Scarf Joint
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5 Star Review

At David Cosby we would readily admit to being motivated by a keen desire for praise.  It is therefore extremely pleasing to start receiving our first reviews through Google and for them to all be 5 Star!

5 Star Rating image for David Cosby Estate Agents
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Another Successful Sale

Another successful sale has now been achieved at David Cosby; this time a detached four bedroom house located in Duston, Northampton. Natasha Cosby who negotiated the sale has been receiving fabulous feedback from all of the parties involved in the transaction.

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A Successful House Sale!

First time buyers Vanessa and Jermaine have recently moved into their home which overlooks the tree-lined Grand Union Canal. Along with the vendor and the conveyancer, they have some very complimentary words to say about the Estate Agency Service provided at David Cosby.

Daventry and Towcester Estate Agents. David Cosby Blue and Red 'SOLD' Sign

Contracts Prevent Disputes

For all but the simplest of projects it is very important to ensure that you enter into a contract before giving your builder the go-ahead. A written contract can help to protect both parties interests and avoids unnecessary disputes that can become protracted and expensive.

Measured Surveys

Hendon Hall Survey

Hendon Hall in north London is a beautiful Grade II Listed, 18th-century manor house.  It was twice used as a school before being converted into a hotel in 1911 and, during WWII, it was closed briefly for use as an RAF convalescent home.  Since then it has achieved fame for accommodating the England football team during their victorious World Cup campaign in 1966.

Hendon Hall Portico


Procedures have been adopted within the practice to ensure that we are able to continue providing our normal high level of service, whilst ensuring that we take all necessary precaution to reduce the risks posed by the current COVID-19 pandemic.


Surveying for Preservation

We take great pleasure in measuring and recording a diverse range of buildings and individual architectural features; however, on occasion we are asked to survey something slightly out of the ordinary.

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