Justin has been a Chartered Surveyor since 2002. He started his working life as an apprentice carpenter and went on to own and manage a successful building company in his twenties before returning to university to complete a degree in Building Surveying. He lives in North Essex with his wife Caroline and 2 children and writes about surveying issues for the Peter Barry blog . When not in the office Justin spends his time battling with the kids over the remote control and trying to play his guitar like Nic Jones.
We’ve been hearing about building material shortages anecdotally for a few months now but more recently reports have filtered through to the national media. The cause of the shortages seems to be a combination of Brexit, the pandemic and the recent blockage in the Suez Canal. The supply problems come at a time when there is ... Read More >>
Completing the party wall awards is often the last part of the jigsaw required to allow work to commence on site and the process which leads up to that point can be delayed for any number of reasons; from technical queries relating to the proposed works to the appointed surveyors’ holiday arrangements. It’s therefore ... Read More >>
While the current social distance regulations remain in place, surveyors are under pressure to spend as little time inside occupied properties as possible. One way of doing that is to rely upon a photographic only schedule of condition instead of the traditional written record but can it ever be as useful? Prior to the ... Read More >>