Roofs. They’re often the most forgotten about parts of buildings, but when you think about it, they’re also arguably the most important. Keeping out the elements, the humble roof, whether flat or pitched, tiled or decked, plays an integral role in keeping the outside out and the inside in. Here at Munday + Cramer, a multidisciplinary practice based in Essex, our building surveying team regularly works on re-roofing and roof repair projects. We wanted to explain why roofs are so prone to issues, and what exactly those issues in question are. Why Do Roofs Require Such Regular Work? First, though, […]
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Here at M+C, we offer building surveyors in Essex to assess built environments. They determine what work (if any) is required, as they do so. This work extends across both the private and professional sectors, and covers a whole range of services (on projects both big and small). Some of the services carried out by our building surveyors in Essex include planned maintenance audits, reporting and grant applications to name but a few. Their work is vital in the proactive maintenance (and potential improvement) of built environments. If you’d like to find out more about our firm, then get in touch! Contact Munday + Cramer today.
It goes without saying that technology has come on leaps and bounds over the last few centuries. Were you to suddenly find yourself in the boots of an 18th century surveying professional, your main tool would’ve been a telescope, and a primitive one at that. Fast-forward to the present day, and the surveying world features more acronym-laden technologies than you can shake a stick at. The team here at Munday + Cramer, a chartered building surveying firm in Essex, wanted to look at some of the most advanced surveying technologies used today – one of which having even been used […]
Geospatial data refers to information specifically derived from or pertaining to certain geographic locations. Its use enables professionals – across a whole range of fields – to better contextualise and understand the data they’re collecting and analysing. In a surveying context, this spatial information can be used for a more holistic and well-rounded view of the surrounding built environment. But what does surveying using this kind of data look like in practical terms? And why has it become so popular in recent years? The team here at Munday + Cramer, one of Essex’s foremost building surveying firms, wanted to look […]
When you’re looking to purchase a home, it can be easy to get lost in the romance of the situation. When you’re thinking with your heart and not your head, the broken becomes ‘characterful’, the money-sink a ‘project’ and the overgrown ‘enchanting’. In short, we run away with ourselves a bit. The reality is that if you’re not careful then you might end up with years of expensive maintenance costs ahead. You’ve got to think to yourself – do you really want that extra space at the expense of a functioning boiler? Probably not. The team here at Munday + […]
Every so often, a technology will come along that has a truly disruptive effect on an industry’s shape; a technology which not only tackles a sector’s existing limitations, but dismantles them altogether. The proliferation of drone technologies within the world of building surveying, in recent years, is one such disruptive technology. These unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) may often be small, but the impact they have can be quite profound. The team here at Munday + Cramer, whose firm boasts a renowned building surveying department in Essex, wanted to examine the technology’s current applications, as well as what we might expect […]
According to RICS, dilapidations are defined as ‘breaches of lease covenants that relate to the condition of a property during the term of the tenancy or when a lease ends.’. In other words, they’re where the tenant (or in some cases the landlord) is instructed to carry out remedial works (most often in the form of reinstatement and repair works) during their lease, or as it comes towards the end. If the lease has already come to an end, then financial damages can be claimed, instead. When requirements set out in a lease have not been met, that’s when dilapidations […]