News & Events: Technical Bulletin Edition 32 Released


The latest edition of the Sava/Bluebox Technical Bulletin has been released. This is a great resource for anyone in the residential sector. This bulletin aims to bring you quality technical information that will help you in your day to day work and includes articles on the following:

  • Moisture Balancing Act – In this article, James Berry from the Property Care Association looks at the considerations for surveyors when it comes to moisture related issues such as condensation and mould.
  • Japanese Knotweed – Where are we now? – Dr Dan Jones, Managing Director of Advanced Invasives and Honorary Researcher at Swansea University, takes stock of where we are with Japanese knotweed following the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee report and considers how our approach to knotweed may change in the future.
  • Unsafe Gas Installations – In this article, Andy Flook reviews Regulation 29 and Appendix 5 of the ‘Gas industry unsafe situations procedure’ and gives some examples of unsafe gas installations.
  • Finding and Converting Leads – Matt Nally, founder of Survey Booker and Surveyors Near Me, has helpfully put together three simple steps that could help boost your leads and increase your conversion rates with hardly any cost involved. The article includes quick tips, tricks and knowledge and is broken down into bite-sized, digestible pieces.
  • Changes to Heating Patterns in SAP 10 – Dr Lisa Blake explains the changes to the heating patterns in SAP 10, which will eventually supersede SAP 2012.
  • Septic Tanks Discharging to Surface Water – This article describes how septic tanks work and the general binding rules in relation to septic tanks discharging to surface water.

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