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Choosing Between Surveys?

Saturday, 12 May, 2018

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Choosing between Surveys?

Saturday, 12 May, 2018

Cockrams Surveying offers a Rolls Royce service at Ford prices

Monday, 27 September, 2010

Colin Cockram recently surveyed a substantial Victorian house I am buying. I strongly recommend him to other purchasers of houses in the area. Colin was most helpful and informative before, during and after the survey. His survey was thorough – even going to the extent of unblocking some drains so that he could provide entry … Read More »

Pitch Fibre Pipes!

Tuesday, 14 September, 2010

Pitch Fibre Pipes Pitch fibre pipes were mostly used from the 1950s to the early 1970s. Pitch fibre is made of wood cellulose fibre impregnated with coal tar pitch, under vacuum and pressure. These pipes are susceptible to delamination of their inner surface. They are also prone to collapse under applied pressure such as driveways. … Read More »

Where does dampness come from?

Monday, 16 August, 2010

The first course of action when curing a damp problem is to establish where the water source is coming from and how it is gaining entry in to the walls. We recommend that you check out the following areas: Bridged damp-proof course *  It is not uncommon for the ground levels surrounding a property to slowly rise … Read More »

Condensing Boilers… ECO Friendly?

Thursday, 12 August, 2010

Acidic Condensate from Boilers can Damage the Structure of Buildings! This acidic waste can dissolve the lime in cement based mortar and can (over time) damage the fabric of the building. This is why it is important to dispose of the acidic condensate in an environmentally friendly way. TOP ECO-Friendly Tip to Dispose of the … Read More »

Thumbs up for snakes!

Friday, 6 August, 2010

SsSssssssSsssssssSssssssSNAKE CAM IS HERE! Our new wireless inspection camera (Snake Cam!) is here and we are now armed, dangerous and ready to inspect! We can look into tight spots and send back real-time video to monitor. We do love our new snaky device and believe that once you have used a snake camera, you’ll wonder … Read More »

We have now teamed up with Blue Flame Gas & APT!

Friday, 6 August, 2010

Our friends at Blue Flame Gas and APT (Advanced Preservation Treatments) have teamed up with us to offer you a wide range of services. We can now offer you the following * Premier Building Surveys *Building Surveys * RICS HomeBuyers Survey & Valuation * “Look See” Drain Scans * Domestic and Commercial EPCs (Energy Performance … Read More »

Mundic Testing here we come!

Wednesday, 4 August, 2010

We are now offering our clients a new service “Mundic Testing”. Here is an introduction to Mundic Testing and why it may be relevant to you. Many properties in the South West of England are constructed from concrete blocks laid onto mass concrete foundations. The main reason for the use of concrete blocks in this … Read More »

Which Survey is right for you?

Friday, 16 July, 2010

Buying a house is likely to be the biggest purchase you’ll ever make and it makes good sense to find out as much as you can about the property you are thinking of buying. A survey will inform you of the general condition of the house and put you in an informed position from which … Read More »