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  • 05/03/18

    The Use Of Shipping Containers As Affordable Housing

    A Home On The High Seas –  The Use Of Shipping Containers As Affordable Housing Following the sharp rise in property prices here in the UK within the last few years, we have seen an obvious increase in demand for affordable, and high-quality housing. Both property buyers and self-builders alike are looking to try to maximise the amount of space provided ...

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  • Shenfield Networking Event
    09/01/18

    Shenfield Networking Group, lunch Thursday 8th February

    Wishing you all a Happy New Year. We are pleased that the next meeting of our networking group for local business people will be on Thursday 8th February. It will be an lunch event 12.30-2pm, held at Howe Chartered Surveyors, 1st Floor, 218 Hutton Road. The cost is £10 (cash on the day) to include lunch and networking. If you bring ...

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  • HCS Cycle Club
    02/01/18

    HCS Cycling Club – come join us opposite Shenfield Station on Sunday mornings! 

    If, like many of us, you’re a cycling fan, come join us at the HCS Cycling Club. Several of us at HCS cycle regularly, so we thought, why not start our own club and involve the local community? This club is in the early stages, and there are already plans to take part in team charity cycle events and ...

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  • Party Wall Act - what you should know
    27/12/17

    Planning an excavation? Don’t dig yourself into a hole!

    Party Wall Act: the rules on excavations   When carrying out alterations to an existing property or building a new one, you may need to notify your neighbours in accordance with The Party Wall etc. Act 1996 (the Act). For those who have not come across the Act before, simply put, it is a piece of legislation which enables owners of ...

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  • What I wish they taught me at university
    11/07/17

    What I wish they’d taught me at university about the property industry (by Oana at HCS)

    by   Oana Lavinia Gutulescu BSc(Hons) MSc PgDip Building Surveyor The property industry is a diverse field that includes amongst other things planning, organising, designing, constructing and conveyancing. It’s global, and therefore it involves people of different education and social backgrounds. The property industry is a bridge between the financial sector and the built environment. When I went ...

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  • 10 words I hadn't heard of before working at HCS
    29/06/17

    10 of the many words I hadn't heard of before working at HCS

    I started working at HCS just over a year ago, and at first I felt like at times they were talking in a completely different language. It certainly took a while for certain words to become familiar and whilst I still have a long way to go, here are some of the ones I use all the time… and know ...

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  • Unexpected things to find in a survey
    09/06/17

    13 things you don’t expect to happen on a building survey

    You may believe that being a building surveyor is a boring and uneventful occupation but this can often be far from the truth. There are occasions that make you want to laugh, cry and defiantly cringe with shear embarrassment and sometime horror.

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  • Shenfield Networking Group
    20/04/17

    Shenfield Networking Group Tuesday 25th April lunchtime!

    We're very proud to be hosting the next Shenfield Networking group - a great way to meet local businesses and network with them.

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For more information call 020 3102 7701 (London), 01277 223594 (Shenfield) or email info@howecharteredsurveyors.co.uk