TELLING THE TRUTH CAN HURT

Andrew WilliamsLegal, News, Surveying

Telling people the truth can sometimes hurt. I went around a property recently. It had been extended and had a loft conversion of sorts. Under modern building regulations staircases are suppose to have minimum headroom of 2 metres. (There are slight variations allowed.) The staircase to the loft only had 1.6m headroom. The loft room floor hadn’t been strengthened, there … Read More

Arcadia’s Children – Samantha’s Revenge – Fantasy Fiction Novel

Andrew WilliamsBooks, News, Uncategorized

Arcadia’s Children – Samantha’s Revenge – Fantasy Fiction Novel by Andrew R Williams AMAZON Paperback – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Arcadias-Children-Samanthas-Andrew-Williams/dp/1613097107 AMAZON ebook – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Arcadias-Children-Samanthas-Andrew-Williams-ebook/dp/B06XC4SJ4L/ref=sr_1_1? Are you ready for a cracking good read? Do you like science fiction, fantasy and other futuristic sci-fi titles? What about a friend or partner, do they like this genre? Released on March 1st 2017, Arcadia’s Children – fantasy … Read More

ARCADIA’S CHILDREN

Andrew WilliamsBooks, Fanatasy

Arcadia’s Children My novel Arcadia’s Children is now on the Wings website: http//:www.books-by-wings-ePress.com as a pre-release. Readers may pre-order at a discount and receive their books on March 1 when new customers will pay full price @arcadiaschildre After changing shape several times, the ball eventually turned into a huge face. It floated alongside the air-car. This time, time instead of … Read More

A guide to home maintenance

Andrew WilliamsHome Buyer report, Home Condition Reports, Surveying, Uncategorized

The external walls The walls of a property are the barrier which keeps the elements, and particularly water, from reaching your comfortable internal environment but they need maintenance. In order to fulfil that function effectively, however, they need to be clear of soil and ground level build up. The problem Old properties Already prone to rising damp, solid wall structures … Read More

Give our politicians some power by voting No.

Andrew WilliamsBritexit, News

Give our politicians some power by voting No. By voting “no” in 2008, the people of Ireland clearly and decisively rejected the Treaty of Lisbon.  The EU responded by telling the Irish to go back and do the vote again!  However, there is a lesson to be learned from the Irish. Although they were told to vote again, the NO vote forced … Read More

If we leave EU will Sweden follow?

Andrew WilliamsBritexit, News

From the Spectator If we leave EU will Sweden follow? If Britain were to leave the European Union, would it survive? Britain is one of the least enthusiastic members of the EU, but other more globally-minded countries are tiring of the protectionism and insularity in Brussels. If we leave EU will Sweden follow? Reformers in Sweden are aghast at the prospect of Brexit, … Read More

Now an EPC matters

Andrew WilliamsCommercial EPC, Energy Performance Certificates, Surveying

The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 came into force on 1 April 2016, and apply to landlords of both commercial and residential property. The regulations provide that properties with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of F or G are to be classified as “sub-standard”. Landlords must not grant a lease of sub-standard property after … Read More

Let’s vote out (Britexit)

Andrew WilliamsBNI, Britexit, News, Uncategorized

Let’s vote out.(Britexit) One thing is certain. If the we vote to stay in the EU we will be sitting ducks. We will have agreed to take anything that is thrown at us. If we vote Britexit They will suddenly realise that they are about to loose a great deal of UK funding. They will then start making offers. Note … Read More

Builders love repointing – Replacing mortar old between bricks.

Andrew WilliamsUncategorized

Jeff Howell Sunday 11 January 1998 Repointing is the act of hacking out the old pointing and sticking some new stuff in. It hardly ever needs doing, but architects and surveyors like to say it does. Well, they have to say something to justify their fees, don’t they? Pointing rarely needs replacing because it should be a sacrificial material; that … Read More

BNI BRAVO

Andrew WilliamsBNI, Commercail Energy Reports, News, Surveying

Here’s my top 6 reasons for joining BNI BRAVO and you should join too: http://bnimerseyside.com/bravo/gallery.php 1. BNI Bravo mean business. And I mean business. BNI Bravo aren’t kidding about giving and receiving referrals. At the end of each meeting members are expected to go around the tables and with everyone witnessing, either offer a testimonial, a referral or a thank … Read More