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
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