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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

An old oak door that hasn't been restored
Home & Garden

How to restore an old oak door’s colour

Chartered surveyor John Conlin’s advice on restoring an oak door’s colour.

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A pile of copper pipes
Money

Are plastic pipes as good as copper?

Chartered surveyor John Conlin explains why plastic pipes are better.

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A spanner loosening a screw to represent loosening the screws to stop your fibreglass roof extension making loud banging noises
Home & Garden

Why does the fiberglass roof bang?

Chartered surveyor John Conlin’s advice on why a fibreglass roof is noisy.

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A victorian style cast iron radiator
Home & Garden

Are cast iron radiators less effective?

Chartered surveyor John Conlin advises a reader on cast iron radiators.

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A builder outside a house
Home & Garden

What’s the difference between an estimate and a quotation?

Chartered surveyor John Conlin explains how estimates and quotations differ.

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A man carefully trims a shared hedge
Home & Garden

Can my neighbour remove the hedge?

If a neighbour wants to take out a shared hedge, what can you do?

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Free loft insulation ready to be put in a loft
Home & Garden

Can we get free loft insulation?

Chartered surveyor John Conlin explains the ECO scheme.

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A metal oil heating tank needing repair
Home & Garden

Can we repair a metal heating oil tank?

Chartered surveyor John Conlin answers a query on metal heating oil tanks.

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A collapsed area of ceiling
Home & Garden

The best fix for collapsed ceiling area

Charted Surveyor John Conlin gives his advice on overboarding vs crosslining.

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