Chartered surveyor Ian is the author of eight popular Haynes House Manuals and is a director of Rightsurvey.co.uk (opens in new tab). He is also in the process of adding a large extension to his home.
From cracks in the plaster to soundproofing (or lack of it), internal walls can throw up all sorts of problems in old homes. Step in chartered surveyor Ian Rock with the solutions
Ailing roofs need not spell disaster for a renovation project. From slipped slates to sagging roof slopes, chartered surveyor Ian Rock explains what to look out for and what’s involved in fixing common roofing problems
Repairing windows will help retain the character and charm of older buildings and can often be the cheaper choice in the long run. From rotten frames to panes that mist up, find out how to fix common problems
From cracks and bulging to dreaded artex, ceilings can be subject to a whole host of problems. Step in chartered surveyor Ian Rock to provide the answers
The methods used to construct new floors have come on in leaps and bounds in the last decade. Here, we explain the options for ground and first floor structures for new homes and extensions
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