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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

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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Summerhouse
Home & Garden

What power supply should we use in our summerhouse?

A reader wonders what her options are for supplying her summerhouse with electricity.

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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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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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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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Hole in roof
Home & Garden

A temporary patch for a leaking garage roof

A reader wants to know how to patch a hole in his garage roof.

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Solar panels
Home & Garden

Our solar panel company has gone bust

A reader is concerned that he no longer has a guarantee on his solar panels.

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LED light
Home & Garden

Are recessed LED lights a fire risk?

A reader is anxious that his new recessed LED lights might pose a fire risk.

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Peeling masonry paint
Home & Garden

Why is my masonry paint peeling?

A reader would like to know why his masonry paint is peeling just 18 months after painting.

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