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Types of concrete

Selling a house built in the 1910/20s. It's concrete construction and buyer's solicitor  are asking what Grade of concrete was used. I understand that there are 5 grades but do these go back to this early date?


  • Rodders53
    Rodders53 Forumite Posts: 1,941
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    Do you know what type/ mix / grade of concrete was used?  Do you have any records (sales brochure, Architects's specifications and drawings, your purchase survey and Solicitor enquiries etc.,. with that information in them)?

    If the answer is no, just tell your Solicitor that: i.e. "I don't know".  Some local Conveyancing Solicitors and Estate Agent-Surveyors may have a jolly good idea of the construction used in the locality; so if using one of those to sell it may be worth asking them if this has been asked before on similar homes?
  • mdj1876
    mdj1876 Forumite Posts: 21
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    As someone who works in the concrete industry, I can tell you there a lot more than 5 grades!

    As the previous poster has said, unless there is something in the title deeds or similar, you'll probably never know. Concrete has changed a lot in 100 years. 

  • Grandad99
    Grandad99 Forumite Posts: 83
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    Was it customary to include these sort of details a hundred years ago. 
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