A small article about listings to garages and petrol stations, we think listing is a good thing but only to preserve a sense of time and history. Listing buildings just because they’re old doesn’t achieve much… We like both the chinese garage at Beckenham and the old Rootes garage in Maidstone.
We’re going to have fun trying the Magic Plan app for iOS, apparently “MagicPlan MEASURES your rooms and DRAWS your floor plan just by taking pictures”. Call us old fashioned but we still like doing a proper measured survey and preparing the cad drawings manually, hey, Mark only just stopped using a pencil and some of us are old enough to remember doing drawings on linen, yes really and that was 1988!
A brief report on an interesting case form the LVT [leasehold valuation tribunal] covering freeholders recovery of legal costs from lessees.
A few years ago we carried out DDA [disability discrimination act] Audits of all the parks and opens spaces in the London Boro’ of Newham, we came across a small park tucked between industrial units and overlooking the river, Lyle park is almost like a secret space and I decided it was now my favourite park in London. Notable for housing the original gates to the London Harland and Wolff shipyard. It just cropped up on Ian Visits London blog, so not so secret anymore. Part of the Tate and Lyle legacy along woth the Tate Art galleries.
Finally a nice Span House for sale in Blackheath – we’ve surveyed a few of these in our time. If you buy this one why not ask us to do a building or structural survey?