Under new rules that come into force this month, tenants are now able to sue landlords for cold or damp in the properties they are living in. Under the new rules, if a property owner doesn’t carry out the necessary repairs or maintenance, then the occupant has the option to take them to court. And… Read More
Damp is a common problem in basements when water seeps through the brickwork and into the internal areas. It can also impact the whole building as the damp spreads and so too do conditions such as black mould – which can cause poor health and respiratory problems for people living in the property. That’s why… Read More
Problems with cracked walls are always a big worry for homeowners. Not only does it look an unsightly, but it is possibly a problem structurally and letting water into the property, which could lead to damp problems. That’s why it is important to investigate and understand these problems as soon as they become apparent. One… Read More
When you own a property, you want it to be as energy efficient as possible. When you live in it, you want to keep your bills down for gas and electricity. When you rent it out, you want it to rate highly as this helps to maximise the rent you can charge and keeps tenants… Read More
So you have this cellar or basement below your home and it doesn’t really get a lot of use. You also need more space and could do with transforming it into a usable space, maybe a playroom for the kids or a home office. The first step is to make the space damp-free and habitable… Read More
When you have a basement, it can often just be there, unused. That’s because basements can be a little like a loft – a bit awkward and uncomfortable to use, so it just ends up as a place to store things and little more. But what if you want your basement to be a really… Read More
How to Do a Basement Conversion? If your home has an existing, disused basement, converting it is a great way of creating usable space and easing the demands on other parts of your home, it also makes it much more attractive to a purchaser if you choose to sell. However, there is important work that… Read More
Suddenly noticing a strange looking patch on your walls can be worrying. What is it and what’s causing it? How do you get rid of it? Dealing with a damp patch on the wall of your home starts with figuring out what is causing it. Once you have an idea of the cause, you can… Read More
The water supply in our home is a critical system that we use on a daily basis, but if anything goes wrong with it the damage can be catastrophic. Even a minor problem such as an undetected, leaking valve or dripping pipe can cause damage and other problems such as fungal growth and timber decay…. Read More
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