Sava EDGE.

Welcome to Sava EDGE; a searchable, online collection of practical and technical information and other resources for residential property professionals

August 17th, 2022

Lime Mortar

In this article, Bernie Smith MCABE. C Build E. FCIOB reviews the past use of lime mortar and explains the different types available and their benefits. He also shares two interesting case studies…

August 17th, 2022

Heat Pumps – The Future for Home Heating

In September 2020, the NHBC Foundation published a guide called “The Future for Home Heating – life without fossil fuels” [ref. NF87], which was researched and written by Dr Neil Cutland, then of…

August 11th, 2022

EPCs and Home Surveys

In this article, residential surveyor and domestic energy assessor, Tim Kenny, considers the introduction of the RICS Home Survey Standard and the advice surveyors can give to clients in their home surveys in…

August 10th, 2022

Working from Home and Planning Permission

Sage v Secretary of State for Housing, local government and communities [2021] In 2021, the High court case Ricki Sage v Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government & London Borough of…

June 8th, 2022

Technical Bulletin 40 – June 2022

- The great damp illusion - Using the Rightmove SCT and good valuation practice - Japanese knotweed and residential property - Ground screws - Digital data collection - The Sava Protocol

May 17th, 2022

Japanese Knotweed and Residential Property

Japanese Knotweed is a hardy perennial bamboo-like plant. It is now present throughout most of the UK. A piece of root the size of a little fingernail can grow into a new plant.…

May 11th, 2022

Digital Data Collection

“Digital data collection and reporting in surveying”: This article outlines the true benefits of digital data collection, what it means in practice and how can it be used to accelerate growth through effective…

May 10th, 2022

Using the Rightmove SCT and Good Valuation Practice

Rightmove’s Surveyor Comparable Tool (the SCT) is used by surveyors over 200,000 times each month. It is an instant-access, 24/7 tool that supports residential valuations by checking against comparable property data from the…

May 10th, 2022

Asbestos Pipe Insulation

In this article, Asbestos Surveyor, Callum Skene, explains the main three types of asbestos-containing pipe insulation and reminds us of the requirements for safe removal. He then explores some of the legal implications…