With reference to Roger Knowles’ letter claiming that women choose not to work on site because of their nails (11 March, page 38): well, now we know what he really thinks about women in building.

What woman surveyor would want to go and work for Knowles now? What client would want to engage a firm with that attitude? And shame on you, Building, for choosing to print such a comment.

Sarah Bourne, London Borough of Camden

Editor: We were as aghast at Roger Knowles’ comments as you were, but thought it was worth publishing to highlight the neanderthal attitude that is still at large in the industry.