Timber Property Pests 

Timber Property Pests 

Hello and welcome to a new instalment of Stokemont’s blog series. The focus of today’s post is on the various timber pests which can be found in properties. Due to the widespread use of timber within construction the impact of pests within properties can be...

Flooring Types

Flooring Types

In this week’s surveying blog, we will be looking at floors, predominately ground floors and I will be providing you details into what’s actually beneath you’re finished floor coverings. We will also be looking at the most common defects associated with floors and how...

Understanding Your Right to Light

Understanding Your Right to Light

In today’s property surveying blog post topic, we are going to be looking at Right to Light. Here at Stokemont, we tend to see this issue raised a fair bit when we’re assisting on Party Wall Surveying matters, we therefore thought we’d look at the facts! As property...

High Cost Property Defects

High Cost Property Defects

In today's property surveying blogpost topic we are going to be taking a look at property defects and those ones that can be of significant financial expense in the pre-purchase surveying procedures. If you are in the process of purchasing a property, whether that is...

Combating Condensation

Combating Condensation

In today's blogpost topic we are going to be taking a look at condensation. Condensation in property is an incredibly common form of defects that our surveyors here at Stokemont see on a daily basis whether that be on a Defect Analysis Report, RICS HomeBuyer Report or...

Stokemont’s Pre-Purchase Surveys

Stokemont’s Pre-Purchase Surveys

In this week’s Property Surveying blogpost, we are going to be discussing Pre-purchase Surveys. If you are in the process of purchasing a new flat or house, and would like to ensure that it is clear of any costly and significant repairs, then you will need to have an...

Asbestos in Property

Asbestos in Property

In this week’s Surveying Blog post we will be looking at Asbestos, where you can find Asbestos, the different types, the potentially fatal health issues it could cause and the historic use of the material. Asbestos, What is it? Asbestos is natural silicate rock...

Typical Property Defects

Typical Property Defects

In today’s Property Surveying blog post topic we are going to be looking at pre-purchase surveys and building surveying.  In particular we are going to be looking at the top five typical property defects that we find our surveyors see time and time again on both...

Property Soakaway

Property Soakaway

In this week’s surveying blog, we will be discussing Soakaways and the necessity of their installation. Soakaway Explained You may be reading this asking yourself “ what is a soakaway?”; generally speaking, a soakaway is an additional drainage system that isn’t...