Many people are unaware that clay related subsidence is a major cause of building damage accounting for 35000 insurance claims a year!

 Although more common in the south of England due to generally drier summers, this can occur in all parts of the UK. 

The damage is mainly caused by the clay in the soil shrinking and swelling in certain weather conditions. 

It is therefore vitally important that when buying a property that you obtain a detailed ground report from a company such as Terrafirma so you are fully aware.