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John Conlin

John Conlin is an experienced Chartered Surveyor who has written extensively for Saga Magazine, The Telegraph and others.


Latest Articles from John

Wood-burning stove
Home & Garden

Q&A: wood-burning stoves

Chartered surveyor John Conlin answers reader questions.

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Roof space
Home & Garden

Water damage inside the roof space

Chartered surveyor John Conlin explains what could be causing water damage.

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uPVC windows
Home & Garden

Can we paint our uPVC windows and doors?

A reader would like to refresh their brown uPVC windows and doors.

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House name sign
Home & Garden

Can we change our house name?

A reader is not happy with the name of her new house.

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Solid walled Victorian houses
Home & Garden

How do we insulate our solid walled house?

A reader wants to know how best to insulate his single-skinned walls.

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Partition French doors
Home & Garden

My partition French doors don't open fully

A reader's internal French doors don't open right up to the wall.

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Girl playing video games
Home & Garden

How do we improve our soundproofing?

A reader and their neighbours would like to reduce the noise they can hear from each other's house.

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Tree surgeon at work
Home & Garden

Q&A: neighbouring tree disputes

Chartered surveyor answers reader questions on trees in neighbouring gardens.

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Asbestos cement ceiling
Home & Garden

Should we remove our asbestos cement shed roof?

A reader is concerned he will be forced to remove his asbestos shed roof.

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