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Cornwall Property Prices Growing at a Fast Rate

Cornwall Property Prices Growing at a Fast Rate

According to recent figures from the UK House Price Index, property prices in Cornwall are growing at their fastest rate in nearly eight years. The figures state that in the year to July, house prices have surged across Cornwall by 7.5% which makes the average house...

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A Guide to Barn Conversions

A Guide to Barn Conversions

Over the last century, there has been a huge increase in property purchasers seeking out a new challenge by choosing to covert a barn. Of course, this can be a quite a challenge, but the end result is usually completely worth it. Converting a barn takes a lot of...

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Common Structural Defects and How to Spot Them

Common Structural Defects and How to Spot Them

Structural defects within a property can be a sign of poor construction, general wear and tear or poor design. Some of the most common signs which are a little easier to spot are cracks on the walls, water stains, and loose plaster, but all of these can affect the...

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Property Sales in the UK Continue to Decline

Property Sales in the UK Continue to Decline

Residential property sales in the United Kingdom are continuing to fall with figures showing that during July they fell by 3.2% when compared with the same month in 2017. The data which was collected from HMRC has shown that there were 99,270 transactions on...

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How to Apply for Planning Permission

How to Apply for Planning Permission

If you are looking to construct a completely new building or make extensive changes to a current structure, you will more than likely require planning consent from your local authority. Anything which involves the building of a new property will need planning...

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What Does a Structural Engineer Do?

What Does a Structural Engineer Do?

A structural engineer has a key role to play during the construction process and is more concerned with the physical integrity of the structure in question. This could range from residential homes to bridges and tunnels, meaning that a structural engineer has a wide...

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A Guide to Party Wall

A Guide to Party Wall

Party Wall is a term used to summarise a dividing partition between two adjoining buildings or a structure that is shared by the occupants of each residence or business. You may only come across this term when you are having a dispute or are carrying out work on your...

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