What is Building Subsidence?

Subsidence occurs when the ground underneath a building sinks, causing its foundations to start to sink. This causes buildings to become misaligned, leading to considerable structural damage in the process. Subsidence is a problem dreaded by property owners; not only being able to damage the structural integrity of a property, but also its value. Also, building subsidence makes a property a lot less appealing to prospective buyers and even mortgage lenders.

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Environmental Noise Surveys Explained

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When planning the development of a building, sites will usually require an environmental noise survey to take place as part of their Building Regulation obligations pertaining to acoustic and sound testing in the UK. This will typically be requested by the local authorities or a planning officer, and is a necessary action taken to assess the impacts of new developments on the surrounding environmental noise levels and vice versa.

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