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Satchells: “There’s Nothing we Don’t Know”

Do you know what a Gallows Bracket is?

In case you don’t, it’s a steel bracket that holds a chimney up if you remove a fireplace!

Ok, here’s another one! What’s a French drain?

Not the beginning of a bad joke, in fact, it’s a trench filled with gravel or rock that helps direct surface water away from your property if you are in an area prone to flooding.

These are just two fascinating – and importantly highly valuable facts that Alan Hilditch and the Satchell’s team are able to advise you about when it comes to your property search!

The Satchells team, headed up by ‘fountain of all knowledge’ Alan, have built a strong reputation over the years for being superbly well informed about a huge range of subjects, from property and site development to surveying and conversions of listed buildings…and everything in between.

  • Want to know about building permissions?
  • Confused about whether you need a damp proof course?
  • Scratching your head over a surveyor report?
  • Have questions about a Grade I or II listed property?
  • Perhaps you need help with planning permissions?
  • Or have worries about rights of access?

There’s nothing the Satchells team can’t help you with when it comes to property, which is invaluable when it comes to finding your perfect home.

In fact, we would go so far as to say that this could be described as our ‘hidden service.’ We are not the type to shout about it, simply because we offer helpful advice as standard and you as a buyer or seller can benefit from this.

Although a modern, forward-thinking agency, Satchells remains entirely old-school when it comes to the giving of advice.

We believe that it is our duty to be as helpful as possible and advise you on all aspects of buying and selling.

We don’t just stand back and show you around a property hoping it will speak for itself. We talk to you about the property. We offer our opinion, and we make sure we are prepared to answer your questions.

Importantly should an issue arise during the sales process we will do our very best to advise you and solve the issue.

For example, if after you make an offer on a property and instruct a surveyor, a problem is flagged, using our knowledge, expertise and contacts we will always be able to provide you with a solution – because there’s nothing we don’t know about property!

Independent and family-run, we genuinely care about you and are super helpful – it’s in our nature. Every member of our team is incredibly passionate and understands 100% that Satchells are working for you, that’s why we strive to help you in any way we can and share our knowledge and expertise with you.

What’s more having been established for 100 years, our reputation and years of experience mean we know loads of local, trustworthy and reliable tradespeople that we are bursting to recommend.

Don’t be shy. Just ask us!

At Satchells, you are in safe hands because we make sure that you come first.
We know our onions!

Call the Satchells team on 01462 600900 or email us at


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