Linkedin Quiz Question 3 Monday 4th November 2023

The question posed Why do we all find much more movement and cracking specifically within the rear addition/projection compared to the front elevation, when considering mid terraced Victorian houses in London. Any discrepancy between the amount of trees to front…

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A guide to diagnosing cracks in low level garden walls

This article is part of a series aimed at engaging with surveyors who deal with cracks and defects in residential properties. While many of us are familiar with diagnosing and reporting on these issues, the engineering reasoning behind our conclusions…

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Structural Engineers Specific Inspection Report, Kew, Middlesex

Reason for contacting us A prospective buyer commissioned an RICS survey which noted cracking to the front elevation inside and out including to the neighbouring property in Kew, Middlesex. Pole Structural Engineers Reports were contacted by the buyer who was…

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What is subsidence and why we worry about it

This article provides a general introduction to a broad topic, what is subsidence, while subsequent articles will look into more technical aspects. It aims to familiarise the average person with the concept, explaining what it is, where it commonly occurs,…

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When does a minor plaster crack become a serious structural issue

In our first article, we discussed in detail what is a crack and why we worry about them. In this second article Simon Pole BSc C Eng FIStructE MICE MRICS MAE of Pole Structural Engineers Reports looks further into when…

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All you need to know about the types of cracks in residential property

Simon Pole BSc C Eng FIStructE MICE MRICS MAE of Pole Structural Engineers Reports has been inspecting and reporting on residential building defects, including cracks in residential property for more than 40 years. Simon is well known within the profession…

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