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John Conlin

Latest Articles from John

A crack in brickwork could be subsidence
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A question of subsidence

Chartered Surveyor John Conlin advises against jumping to conclusions.

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Electric cables to represent earthing an electrical supply
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Does our electrical supply need earthing?

Could your electrical supply need earthing? Our chartered surveyor explains.

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Tar to represent the black sticky bitumen found under older tiles
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An issue with sticky stuff under tiles

Chartered surveyor John Conlin answers a reader’s query on retiling.

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An electrician works in a house
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When will electric wiring need renewing?

Chartered surveyor John Conlin advises a reader on electrical wiring.

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An old car slowly decays in a garden
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My neighbour keeps cars in the garden

Does the Council have a duty to remove them? Our chartered surveyor responds.

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A bird perches on a chimney
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Can we stop birds accessing the chimney?

Advice from our chartered surveyor on preventing birds coming down the chimney.

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A man checks a boiler
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Is my rented flat’s boiler due a check?

Find out if your boiler needs a check with advice from our chartered surveyor.

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A sagging barn roof to represent the extreme of roof-sag
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What can we do about the sagging roof?

A reader asks chartered surveyor John Conlin how to repair a sagging roof.

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A ladder stands in a garden
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Can we put a ladder on next door’s land?

If a neighbour won’t allow a temporary ladder on their land, what can you do?

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