Ventilation of the external walls of timber-framed construction is necessary so as not to allow moisture build up in the cavity which may cause decay to the structural timbers. External walls of a timber-framed dwelling are normally comprised of a number of layers which can be seen in figure 1. Ventilating the cavity of timber-framed […]Read more
Category: Structural Walls
Beginning your investigation on why there are cracks in the walls of your property.
When a Building Surveyor reports on a crack in a wall he is basing his opinion on what he can visually see at the time of inspection. Cracks can open and close over a season and a minor crack that is now visible to the building surveyor may be in existence since the property was […]Read more
What are some common areas of concern during structural surveys?
Answer The structure is by far the most important part of a building survey. In many instances, structural problems can be very expensive to repair. The structural part of the building survey involves examining all the visible parts of the exterior, the roof, interior walls, ceilings, floors, attic spaces, doors and window frames. Particular attention […]Read more