26 Apr 2022

Preventing Damp in Flats/Apartments

It can’t be denied that finding damp issues in your flat is stressful, especially in a rented apartment in which you’ll have to pay the landlord for the damage. What a lot of homeowners and renters don’t know is that there are actually various types…

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21 Apr 2022

Tips for Preventing Damp in a Commercial Premises/Workplace

Damp is a common issue in properties up and down the UK, but it’s not just endemic to residential properties. Damp and mould can fester in commercial properties and places of work in the same way they can occur in homes, and largely for the…

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terraced houses
15 Apr 2022

Can Damp Spread from the Neighbour’s House to my House?

According to a Barratt Homes survey, approximately 58% of the UK population lives in terraced and semi-detached homes, meaning over half of us share party walls with our neighbours. Whilst this is an efficient and more cost-effective housing option, it does present the possibility of…

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10 Mar 2022

Basement Tanking FAQs

When it comes to waterproofing a cellar or basement, a tanking system may be installed. This is a necessary measure for structures that are beneath ground level as the build-up of groundwater around the walls can be devastating. The water can seep into walls which…

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Bubbles under paint on the wall
10 Feb 2022

Signs Your House Needs Waterproofing

As your house ages, it will inevitably be more prone to wearing and, consequently, damage. Not only are these issues often unsightly, but they can cause serious problems to your home’s structural integrity. Additionally, issues such as damp and mould can be detrimental to your…

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damp wall
04 Dec 2021

Signs Your DPC is Compromised

Every house built in the UK after the late Victorian era was constructed with a DPC (damp proof course). It became mandatory in London in 1875 and the rest of the UK soon followed suit in a bid to try and prevent moisture from making…

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black mould under wallpaper
01 Nov 2021

Is DIY Damp Proofing a Good Idea?

Is DIY Damp Proofing a Good Idea? Damp is a common issue that many homeowners face, whether they live in a suburban flat or a seaside bungalow. It can affect properties of every age, new or old, although some buildings are more susceptible damp based…

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peeling paint wet rot
01 May 2019

The Long-Term Effects of Wet Rot

If left untreated, wet rot can be a serious threat to building stability. If a building has a timber frame or load-bearing timber within its structure, unchecked wet rot could possibly lead to the onset of serious structural problems within the property. Signs of wet…

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Dehumidifier
08 Apr 2019

Myth Busting: How Effective are Dehumidifiers?

If your property is suffering from a damp problem, the use of a dehumidifier will only help to contain the problem as opposed to damp proofing your home - the more permanent solution. Sadly, there is no quick fix or instant, magic solution when it comes…

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Green Mould on a Damp Wall
08 Mar 2019

5 Common Causes of Damp

Damp is not only a common home concern, but it can also be a serious one, too. If your home has inappropriate ventilation or an extremely tight air seal, then it will be significantly more difficult for moisture to escape your property. This is one…

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