We know how scary it can be to buy a property, whether you’re buying your first property in Ashford or moving to a larger place, there’s no substitute for the peace of mind provided by a detailed report prepared by one of our experienced Chartered Surveyors. We offer RICS Level 2 & 3 surveys and are waiting to discuss which is best for you.
After moving in to your new Ashford property, we hope you’ll come back to us whether you require advice on extending a lease, are planning to extend and require assistance with party wall matters or need an experienced surveyor to manage the project for you.
All of our senior surveyors are members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors. In addition, the practice is regulated by the RICS so you can be sure that we adhere to the highest standards within the industry.
We were recently instructed to undertake an RICS Level 2 Survey of a modern semi-detached house adjacent to the Staines Reservoir in Ashford.
One of the issues highlighted was the accumulation of moss on the surface of the roof. While it may sound innocuous, a build-up of moss causes two potential issues – the backing up and eventual penetration of rainwater and the clogging up of gutters as it falls away. North facing elevations are particularly prone as they remain wet for longer following periods of rain.
There had been no knock effect when our surveyor Nick Bridger visited the property so this was more a case of flagging a potential issues but we have seen instances where a build-up of moss has caused gutters to become blocked rotting timber elements below and allowing dampness to penetrate through to the interior. A good example of how some relatively inexpensive maintenance can avoid significant issues in the future.
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Ashford, a delightful area situated in Surrey, finds itself nestled between the neighbouring towns of Egham and Feltham, creating a harmonious blend of suburban charm and convenient accessibility. Transport links in Ashford are well-established, ensuring smooth connectivity for both residents and commuters. The area benefits from its railway station, offering regular services to central London and nearby towns.
Ashford holds a special connection to the renowned author Anthony Burgess who resided in Ashford during the later years of his life. His most iconic work, A Clockwork Orange, delves into the dark depths of human nature while exploring the complexities of morality and free will.
Beyond A Clockwork Orange, Burgess’s literary repertoire spanned a vast spectrum, encompassing novels, plays, and essays. Each work bore the indelible imprint of his intellectual curiosity, revealing his insatiable appetite for exploring the human condition and the intricate tapestry of society.
In essence, Ashford offers a sanctuary where tranquillity meets accessibility, and where architecture reflects the tapestry of history. It is a place that breathes with creativity, thanks to the legacy of Anthony Burgess and the enduring spirit of its residents.
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