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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

Thermostatic valve
Home & Garden

Can we put thermostatic valves on our radiators?

A reader would like to make their central heating system more efficient.

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Overflowing gutter
Home & Garden

My gutters keep overflowing when it rains

A cemented in down pipe makes it hard to find a blockage.

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Looking through blinds
Home & Garden

Loss of privacy

A reader's neighbour has built a large summerhouse overlooking their house.

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Flat roof
Home & Garden

Can I turn my flat roof into a balcony?

Find out what is needed to transform a flat roof into a balcony.

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Ivy growing on brick house
Home & Garden

Does ivy really damage brickwork?

A reader has heard ivy can damage property.

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Noisy neighbour
Home & Garden

Deliberately noisy neighbour

An intimidating noisy neighbour is making things difficult.

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Triple glazed window
Home & Garden

Is acoustic glass as good as triple glazing?

Chartered surveyor John Conlin explains the best glass for sound-proofing.

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Stuck leaky tap
Home & Garden

How do I unstick a tap?

A reader is unable to fix a leaky tap because the faucet has become stuck.

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Flat roof being repaired with bitumen
Home & Garden

Can wet weather stop a roof being fixed?

A reader has been told that bitumen can't be replaced while it is cold and wet.

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