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
Rarely a day goes by on the news where there isn’t a story about climate change and an increasing number of businesses and individuals are becoming more aware of their own impact on the environment. Homeowners are looking at ways to reduce their carbon footprint but could one of those be relating to the damp… Read More
Damp is the most common problem to affect properties, especially older ones where the damp proofing isn’t to the modern standard. While small mould patches or a little extra moisture in the home might not seem like a big problem, damp is an issue that can develop behind the scenes and lead to other serious… Read More
When you are buying a new property or looking to sell one, there a lot of elements to consider, ranging from the price and location to the facilities and condition. Often, we look at the big issues with a property, such as a history of subsidence or movement. But there is another problem that can… Read More
A damp proof course is a crucial part of protecting your home from the damage caused by groundwater rising up the wall and the different associated problems that can develop because of it. Most buildings have one, but this doesn’t always guarantee a damp free home as they can fail and some older buildings were… Read More
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