Welcome to the Buildings Advice section where we've put together articles to cover a wide range of general information concerning the building your home occupies.
We explain when repointing brickwork may be necessary , and the two most common methods used to achieve it.
Find out the main causes of subsidence and learn about underpinning - as well as faster, less costly solutions.
A step-by-step guide to building an extension on your property, covering costings, planning permission, finding the right designer and builder – and more.
A guide to combined buildings and contents insurance, looking at what these policies do and do not cover.
If you plan to carry out works affecting a party wall (a wall shared with a neighbour), you may need to serve a Party Wall Notice, which if agreed to will become a Party Wall Agreement. If this is not agreed to, a Party Wall Award can be arranged by appointing a surveyor. Read our guide.