News & Features2023-10-30T12:51:10+00:00

News & Features

All the latest news, articles, features and tips

Welcome to our blog page, where we share our years of experience as chartered surveyors to provide you with valuable articles, features, and practical tips about homes. Whether you’re a homeowner, buyer, seller, or investor, our blog offers expert insights on everything related to the housing market. From property inspections and valuations to renovation and repair, our blog covers it all, providing you with the information you need to make informed decisions about your home.

Witch Marks

August 14th, 2023|

Witches aren’t superstitious. Witches are what people are superstitious about. (Terry Pratchett). Heavy timber frame assembly marks which the original builder used to show what went where, are not to [...]


July 10th, 2023|

A base support about a metre high. Often used as foundation supports to jack a building up above the ground. Thought to originate from steddle (stones) and stathol (for foundation). Often formed in two [...]

The Walden Workhouse called The Spike

May 10th, 2023|

Conversion was undertaken by Taywood Homes in 1999 and it is now mainly residential apartments. The building is of mid-19th century origins and Grade II Listed to recognise its architectural and historic importance. This [...]

Saffron Walden THE BEATLES and a Yellow Submarine!

March 23rd, 2023|

One of Snow Walker’s most notable building surveys was of a thatched, period property nestled in a beautiful river valley. Located just 5 miles from Saffron Walden, this picture-box listed cottage was once home [...]

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