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We’re often asked by our energy assessor customers how they can expand their careers into broader residential surveying – either valuations or condition surveys. We have also found that some wish to become members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).  


On January 9th 2013, the floor area threshold for DECs was dropped for all public buildings over 1000m2 to include buildings between 500m2 – 999m2. However unlike the DECs for the larger buildings, DECs and Advisory Reports for this new threshold would be valid for 10 years, not 1 year....

Austin Baggett and Mike Tofts

At first glance, the Government’s recently announced Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) is a real and much needed boost to the home energy efficiency market. For a householder it offers a real incentive to make some energy efficiency improvements.  It includes £1000 towards a pair of...

Hilary Grayson
Deanshanger has served us well. For those of you who don't know, Deanshanger has been a great training house where countless RDSAP trainees have had they first encounter with alternative walls and secondary heating systems, heat loss perimeters and loft insulation. Countless other surveyors have done home condition survey and building survey masterclasses at the property. They have considered and analysed its damp, its movement, the render, the state of the roof, the state of the valley gutter (don't ask!), the need or otherwise for a French drain, the state of the drains (another one where you don't ask!) and generally surveyed it to within an inch of its life.
Hilary Grayson

...and to date it has been a pretty incredible journey, but last week we reached a significant milestone, so it seems appropriate to pause and take stock; to review where we have been and to look ahead to where we are going.

But first that milestone.

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