A brief guide to property subsidence

Subsidence is exactly what its name suggests; it’s when the ground beneath your property starts to sink and drags your home down with it. The opposite of subsidence is ground heave, which is when the ground underneath your home starts rising. Neither is desirable as both can cause structural damage […]

Let’s get one thing straight: Property Subsidence doesn’t have to be scary

Between 2016/17, 184,000 homes were built in England. During this time, hundreds of homes and buildings across Britain were severely damaged, following extreme weather conditions including heatwaves, flash floods and sub-zero temperatures. According to conservation charity, WWF, the impact of such conditions is estimated to have cost the British economy […]

Homebuyer’s property checklist

Our friends at AA Insurance have provided us with some of the most important answers to the most needed questions when it comes to buying a property. Of course, first impressions count when you’re buying a new home or moving house. You’re picturing how you’ll furnish each room, which shades […]

Subsidence: How to spot it and how to stop it

What exactly is subsidence? Subsidence happens when the soil under a building gets drier and starts to shrink. It’s a very common problem on clay soils and on gravel. This shrinkage can cause a building to move. There are a number of possible causes and the most common is the […]