Oakfield Building Chartered Surveyors

Different types of asbestos and where they can be found

Roof Building Surveyors

What exactly is it? Asbestos is a natural, fibrous mineral that was generally used as a building material in the UK between the 1950s and 1980s. It was mined in the far-east, Africa and South America before the fibres were woven into fabrics or mixed into cement. Asbestos was used because it is strong, sound […]

What is the difference between a Building Survey and a HomeBuyers report?

Building Surveys, Regulated by RICS

Table of Contents When it’s time to conduct a thorough survey on your property, many people wonder whether to get a Building Survey or a Homebuyers Report and may not even know there’s a difference between the two. The survey you should select depends on a range of factors relating to the property’s condition and […]

When should I instruct a surveyor to carry out a survey?

During the home buying purchase there are lots of obstacles to over come and over people are under a certain amount of time pressure to complete on the purchase to help with onward chains etc. We often have perspective clients calling to get the level 2 Homebuyers or Level 3 Building Survey booked in as […]

When should I serve a Party Wall Notice?

The Party Wall Etc Act 1996 is often the last piece of the puzzle needed to be put in place before works can commence on site but is often one of the last things to be thought about. The Party Wall Act is specific in that there are fixed notice periods of differing types of […]

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