Advice Hub: Roofs

Roofs are a common problem in the surveys we undertake. Whether they are flat, pitched, tiled, slate, thatched, each comes with its own unique character and potential problems. These articles look at the problems we have encountered with roofs and how you can prevent them with good maintenance. We also address the problems caused when extensions are added to properties and the roofing joins don't work well causing damp problems in property.

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Asbestos in houses

Asbestos is identified in quite a few of the properties in which we undertake surveys. We particularly find it in those houses that were built between 1930 and 1980 and older flat conversions. Asbestos can appear in the most unlikely of places. Care needs to be taken if you have it, or suspect you have it, in your home.

Where is asbestos found in houses?

Generally speaking, we most often find asbestos in houses in the following locations:

  • Roof soffits
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Surveying during Coronavirus

Are surveyors and valuers still doing surveys during the UK lockdown caused by COVID-19?

Yes. Government guidelines permit surveyors to carry on surveying and inspecting houses during the COVID-19 crisis.

What do the Government guidelines for surveyors say?

The guidance advises surveyors should not expect to carry out non-urgent surveys in homes where people are in residence, and no inspections should take place if any person in the property is showing symptoms, self-isolating or being shielded.

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