There’s nothing worse than the appearance of damp on your walls and the automatic instinct is to paint over them and cover it up. But that’s one of the worst things you can do because, within no time, you have bubbling and peeling paint, often with a free dose of mould involved. In some situations,… Read More
Damp is a common problem is homes around the country but it can just as easily affect commercial properties, which could mean exposing staff, customers or tenants to the side effects of damp which range from unpleasant smells to black mould spores and ruined furniture and belongings. So, how do you know if your commercial… Read More
If you are considering buying an old property, you should expect there to be some issues, especially if you know it needs renovation work, then you are ready for a jobs list. But there’s one problem that you need to pay special attention to when purchasing an old house – damp. Spotting damp issues Many… Read More
Damp is a problem that can affect any type of home given the right conditions. But there’s one group of properties that are more at risk from damp related issues than any other – period homes such as listed buildings or those over 100 years of age. London has a large number of this type… Read More
For anyone who has owned, lived in or even working in a period property, the issue of damp will be a familiar one. Older properties were built with different methods than those used today and they have an increased tendency to experience problems with condensation and damp. Because there are some four million properties from… Read More
If there’s one thing that a homeowner doesn’t want to hear, it’s the words, ‘your property has dry-rot’. This is a very destructive condition that can have a serious impact on a property and is far more problematic than the worse sounding wet rot. But what is dry rot and what treatment is required to… Read More
For many new businesses, such as shops and restaurants that are constantly opening in and around London every day, having a basement or cellar is a big benefit, whether it be for storage or for use as everyday space, including extending the existing business. In many cases this valuable space, which has been unusable for… Read More
Across the country, there are many homes that have basements or cellars that are often used a little like a garage – store a few items, maybe house a boiler or a tumble dryer. They are often considered awkward spaces that are prone to damp and not useful for everyday purposes. But if you know… Read More
The issues of managing damp in old buildings isn’t new, as anyone who works with older properties will know. Whilst more modern buildings are protected by damp proofing systems or can have them added, the situation is more complex with old buildings as strict regulations restrict what can be done. In areas, such as London,… Read More
Dampness is something we often associated with older buildings but even the newest house can suffer from damp problems if moisture gets into the house. There are many different ways that moisture can gain access to a property and also a variation of problems that it can cause once there. So if you see signs… Read More
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