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Moving to Essex, survey? Worried about high subsidence risk flagged up by mortgage valuation? Wondering if you need a full building survey Essex?

Building Survey Essex Moving to Essex? Worried about high subsidence risk flagged up by mortgage valuation? Building survey Essex : Often, we receive calls from house buyers who have just had a mortgage valuation carried out by others asking “my

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Building Survey Extension Plans Canvey common question flood risk assessment

Building Survey Extension Plans Canvey Common Question flood risk assessment Building Survey Extension Plans Canvey : We carry out quite a few pre house purchase home full building surveys in Canvey Island. Our customers often ask :  would they need to produce

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Home Extension in Canvey Island Castlepoint Essex

Home Extension Canvey Island Castlepoint Essex Due to the changes into categories of the GPDO or permitted development rules, it is amazing what can be done under PD and this extension originally was designed with PD compliance in mind. However

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Recent interesting pub building survey

Recent Interesting Pub Building Survey : Pub in Essex (Near London) We recently carried out a pre purchase pub building survey for a pub in Chigwell Essex. This was interesting in that it was timber framed to the original areas

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Ground and Lower Ground Extension – Part 1 & Part 1(a) – Rayleigh, Essex

This case study is Part 1 of a series we are going to show on the progress of this particular job. It is a lower ground floor and ground floor rear extension in a prestigious area of Rayleigh, Essex. The

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What is CIOB?

MB Design & Surveyors Limited is CIOB (Chartered Institute of Building) Regulated. So what is CIOB? The Chartered Institute of Building is a worldwide professional body that represents construction and property professionals who work within the building environment. Chartered members

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Bungalow to Mansard House Conversion – Part 1

So here we have part one of a bungalow to mansard conversion by MB Design & Surveyors which we got through the planning, design and building regulations stages. The upper structure of the new part of the building is timber

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Is it possible to add additional storey’s or loft convert existing commercial property?

We are asked often whether it is possible to for example add an additional storey to a flat roofed commercial building or to loft convert an existing commercial property. The answer is normally yes, depending on planning considerations with the

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Modern Basement Extension Project Part 2

Part 2 of the modern Basement Extension Project Case study video Here is part two of the 3 part case study, Hope you enjoy MB

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Basement Extension in Benfleet

Case Study – Modern Basement Extension Project Above is part 1 of 3 of the case study we have produced for a recent basement extension carried out on a property with a sloping site in Benfleet Essex. This resulted in

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