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— 18 April 2023 by Imogen Mergler   Posted in: Surveying  

Asbestos – the outlawed ‘miracle mineral’

Did you know that Britain used to be one of the world’s largest importers of asbestos? Originally nicknamed the ‘miracle…

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— 11 October 2022 by Orpheas Zoupanos   Posted in: Surveying  

To bee, or not to bee (brick)?

Bee Bricks - concrete bricks in which solitary bees can nest and hibernate - became mandatory for certain new builds…

What is a Reinstatement Cost Assessment

— 02 August 2022 by Alex Gathern   Posted in: Surveying  

What is a Reinstatement Cost Assessment?

A Reinstatement Cost Assessment (RCA), also known as a Building Reinstatement Valuation (BRV), is a calculation made by an independent…

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— 11 November 2021 by Claudia Miedzianowska   Posted in: Surveying  

How to spot the signs of subsidence

Are those cracks settlement, subsidence or something completely different? Noticing cracks in your property can be a worry.

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— 14 October 2021 by Claudia Miedzianowska   Posted in: Surveying  

Condensation, Black Spot Mould and what to do about it

September marked the start of condensation season, which comes to an end in May.

Is your asphalt roof about to let in rainwater v2

— 14 October 2021 by Claudia Miedzianowska   Posted in: Surveying  

Is your asphalt roof about to let in rainwater?

As winter approaches, it’s time to check the condition of your flat roofs.

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— 05 July 2021 by Imogen Mergler   Posted in: Charity & Community  

OA Building Surveyors – championing women on site and on the pitch

Women’s football is definitely on the up.

Young couple moving into their new home after carrying out a RICS Home Survey Level 2 / HomeBuyer’s Report

— 23 March 2021 by Alexander Gathern   Posted in: Surveying  

The new RICS Home Survey Standards explained

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has implemented new standards in relation to Home Surveys, which came into effect…

Aerial view of blocks of long leasehold flats near Withdean Park, Brighton

— 23 March 2021 by Nick Mills   Posted in: Surveying  

How drones or UAVs are used in building surveying

OA Surveyors are one of the few local firms of Chartered Surveyors who have embraced drone technology.