17 Jul 2018

Is this Rising Damp?

There are three main types of damp you’ll find in residential buildings; rising damp, penetrating damp and dampness caused by condensation. Condensation is most common, mainly due to a lack of ventilation in modern day “airtight” buildings, ...

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10 Jul 2018

Preventing Timber Decay and Rot

“Timber decay” are two words you do not want to hear a surveyor say when they are looking over your property. It brings to mind thoughts of extensive repairs and expensive treatments. There must be a better way; a way to prevent timber reachin...

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21 Jun 2018

Focus on Fungus: Peziza Fungus

We can find fungus everywhere in the UK, from outdoors in the woods, scattered throughout meadows, even on our pizzas (mushrooms). However, there are certain types of fungus you don’t want to see growing in your home. These are indicators of a d...

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14 Jun 2018

Types of UK Wood Boring Insect Found in the Home

The presence of woodworm is usually recognised by tiny holes in exposed wooden beams and antique furniture. These unsightly holes can easily be overlooked so it’s important to be able to recognise them, particularly if they start to spread as t...

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Whats everyone predictions for the world cup final? Is it coming home?🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿Garratt's Think So!… https://t.co/hhBuTI8APo
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