Project: External repair and decoration programme and the construction of a mansard roof extension.Location: Surrey Quays, South East LondonStatus: Completed K&A Chartered Surveyors were employed to provide Project Management services for the external repair and redecoration scheme to the exterior of the property and the construction of an additional floor level above using a mansard […]


Project: Refurbishment, remodelling, alterations, and extension works to a mix use commercial and residential property.Location: Teddington, South-West LondonStatus: Completed We are pleased to have recently signed-off and received the Building Control certificate for a major project, which has seen remodelling, extensions, demolition and retrofitting works carried out to a former mix-use residential and commercial premises […]

Department for Education releases a guidance document on the Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC)

The UK is facing growing concerns over the risks associated with the use of Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) in buildings, following previous cases of material failure in a number of operational schools. In September 2023, the Department for Education released a guidance note on the identification of the presence of Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete […]

Purchasing a non-standard construction property – what are the implications?

Our team at K&A Chartered Surveyors often receive instructions from homebuyers who wish to purchase properties of non-standard construction. It is no secret that the term “non-standard construction” can be alarming to many people, particularly to homebuyers and mortgage lenders. In this article, we look to explore the likely myths and implications homebuyers need to […]

How will the Bank of England interest rate affect my ability to obtain a mortgage?

The cost-of-living crisis is worrying the majority of us and homeowners are no exception. The Bank of England base rate has increased 13 consecutive times and now sits at 5.25%. Since July 2023, the current mortgage rate for a 2-year fixed term stands at a whopping 6.78%, meanwhile the interest rate for a 5-year fixed […]

We are moving!

K and A Office at Regus

K & A Chartered Surveyors believe in achieving success through continuous improvement and as part of our growth and expansion, we are pleased to announce that we are moving into our new office at Regus, Admirals Park, Victory Way, Dartford, DA2 6QD. Follow us on social media to stay up to date with all the […]

New changes in EPC Legislation: How will this affect me?

An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) was introduced by the Government in 2007 as a method of assessing the energy efficiency of residential and commercial properties in United Kingdom.  The EPC assessment is conducted by an approved Energy Assessor by conducting a non-intrusive visual inspection of the property, in particular the roofs, windows, lighting, fireplaces, boiler […]