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John Conlin

Chartered surveyor John Conlin sorts out your legal and building woes every month in Saga Magazine. Have a question? Email surveyor@saga.co.uk. John can answer questions only in Saga Magazine and on our website.


Latest Articles from John

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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Septic tank
Home & Garden

Q&A: septic tanks

Chartered surveyor John Conlin answers reader questions on septic tanks.

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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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Painted rendered house
Home & Garden

Can I paint my grey rendered house?

A reader's house is grey and harled, but neighbouring houses have been painted.

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Radiator
Home & Garden

My radiator is tepid despite bleeding

A reader's radiator never warms up, despite having been bled.

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Kent peg tiles
Home & Garden

Our clay tiles have square holes

A reader is concerned the tiles he ordered for his summerhouse are rejects.

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Conservatory
Home & Garden

Our conservatory gets too hot

A reader finds their double glazed conservatory too hot.

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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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Pigeons on solar panel
Home & Garden

Pigeons are roosting on my solar panels

A reader would like to stop pigeons roosting on their solar panels.

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