All Posts in Category: Truro Office

The Poldark Effect

While some of us in the office have been a little distracted by Ross Poldark’s talent for shirtless scything the popular TV drama has also centered on a story around Cornwall’s mining heritage. For many centuries metalliferous mining was a widespread industry in the southwest that has left a legacy of hidden shafts and workings […] Read more

Mundic: Will Your Building Stand Up To The Test?

Mundic is the term commonly used to describe the failure of concrete blocks resulting from the decomposition of aggregate mineral constituents within the blockwork. This causes deterioration to the block’s structure and consequently the structural integrity of a building. If confirmed, this will result in a property being deemed unmortgageable with a material impact on […] Read more

Lambing shed to house?

Most of my colleagues arrive at work, sit down at their desks and get ready to start their day.  My day starts a few hours earlier by pulling on a pair of wellington boots and at this time of year donning a headtorch and waterproofs before venturing outside to tend to our livestock. By the […] Read more

Business Rates Update

2017 Revaluation The Draft 2017 Rating List updating all Rateable Values (RVs) went live at the end of September 2016 and will come into effect as of 1 April 2017. These values have been based upon the deemed prevailing rental values as at April 2015. From initial research for the South West, RVs across all […] Read more

Cornwall Business Partnership Alverton Manor Dinner Truro 20/4/16

Timothy C Smart, the Director of Stratton Creber Commercial and Chairman of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Local Association, attended the Cornwall Business Partnership Alverton Manor Dinner in Truro, with the special guest Kate Kennally. Kate endorses her strong intention to work closely with the business community as part of her new role as […] Read more

WYSIWYG – Commercial Property

Those who are used to using computers will have come across the acronym WYSIWYG (/WIZ-ee-wig) or ‘what you see is what you get.’ The image you have on the screen will, in theory, be what comes out of your printer; what you see is what you get. I’ve been recently reminded that, with the change […] Read more

Cornish Beer Festival

Cornish Beer Festival – Friday 29th April, Saturday 30th April and Sunday 1st May 2016 At Epworth Hall, Coinagehall Street, Helston, TR13 8EL Over 20 Cornish Beers Free Admission In aid of Cornwall Leukaemia Trust Please click the link for more details: A4 2016 Beer Fest Read more

The Energy Act 2011

The Energy Act 2011 contains a clause with potentially severe repercussions for about 20% of all commercial property in the UK. Under the Act, it will become unlawful from April 2018 to let premises that fail to meet the minimum energy efficiency standards – an EPC rating of F or G, until certain energy efficiency […] Read more