Japanese Knotweed - Not a weed to ignore! - The impact of the discovery of Japanese Knotweed on land and buildings can prove to be very significant. Land values can be reduced to take into account remediation works, foundations, walls and other structures can be damaged in addition to the possible refusal of a mortgage.
Basement Construction - Part 1 - Design Considerations - When considering whether to construct a basement it is first worth weighing up the advantages and disadvantages, and then also thinking about a number of design considerations which will undoubtedly impact on the construction method, waterproofing, safety, usability and ultimately, costs
Concrete – Part 1 - Understanding the basics - If installed correctly, newly installed reinforced concrete should last for many years with a minimal amount of maintenance; however it can be vulnerable in certain locations/uses to a number of possible defects, especially where used externally