When you are considering buying a property, a survey to look for structural problems and issues that could cost money down the line is normal. A growing number of people also have a timber & damp survey carried out to look for signs of woodworm, timber decay or damp. These surveys look for common types… Read More
One of the reasons why it can be difficult to detect wet rot is, there are often not any signs you actually have it, because, it just gets progressively worse in concealed areas, such under the floor voids. This is why, what started as a minor problem, can escalate into to a much large one… 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
Woodworm is a problem that can affect homes and businesses around the UK. The term actually refers to a series of species that all have similar habits – they lay their larvae in the grain of the wood, these eat your timber for some years until they develop into a beethe which then bores out…. 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
While it must be wonderful to undertake a renovation without one, most people will have a budget when they start a project. This means that all the work they do needs to be within this budget and it can be tempting to cut corners when renovating to get the most done for your money. But… Read More
For many homeowners, damp is a problem they encounter at some point. While there is a temptation to ignore the odd damp patches or those spots of mould as nothing serious, this is simply delaying the inevitable and meaning the problem will be worse when the time comes to deal with it. There are five… Read More
Owning your home can be expensive and there seems to be a constant list of things to do that all eat up your cash. This means prioritising and doing the jobs that are going to give you the most benefits for your cash. When the job in question is damp proofing your home, there are… Read More
Damp remains one of the most common problems in homes of all ages across the country. Dampness is caused by too much moisture in a space through one of a number of reasons and can lead to serious conditions such as dry and wet rot or the growth of black mould. So how do damp… Read More
We often think that illnesses come from outside our homes and that we bring them in with us. But sometimes, the cause of an illness can be hiding inside our homes, making us sick without us ever realising it. Or something there can be little signs that we don’t realise could indicate a health problem… Read More
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