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  1. Thanks Spuddog0507, the walls on the inside of the conservatory have looked particularly damp this last winter. We did have some decking type wood platorm (weather treated) at ground level and right up to the brick at one time so possibly it has caused some moisture issue (they did become wet/ mossy). I am not sure that this would in turn cause any stuctural movements as seen in the brickwork but I am no expert. There are roots in the area too.
  2. Thanks All. Khriss, are you saying I could make matters worse by removing the tree? Next door did have some large hrubs closer to my structure all cut down now. Also, I am not sure where all this would sit in terms of insurance should things deteriorate.
  3. Hi I have a 25 year old sycamore tree in my garden which predates a nearby conservatory (about 20 feet away, built 15 years ago). There has been some movement in the conservatory brickwork in recent years which may be caused by the roots, I have attached a mechanism which details little or no movement over the last 6 months so it may have settled. The dilemma I now have is whether I should (A) remove the tree or (B) keep it. I have invited tree sugeons and builders to give advice and estimates for works but they seem to steer in the direction that best suits their pocket. The tree does need pruning and I am inclined to do that and patch up the brickwork/continue to monitor but there seems to be some risk either way. Any advice gratefully received!


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