Fixing Damp
20 Apr 2023

Fixing Damp and Timber Issues Can Reduce Energy Bills

The current cost-of-living crisis is leaving so many people globally in financial insecurity due to extortionate energy bills, rising food costs, and more. As a result, a number of UK residents are being forced to reduce their outgoings, with some even making a choice between…

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Damp Devalue
19 Apr 2023

Can Damp Devalue A House Price?

If you write into a Google search engine, ‘how much does damp devalue a house?’, you’ll get a range of different answers between 10 and 53 per cent. The variables take into account the spread of the damp, how long it has been left to…

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Landlords And Their Tenants
17 Mar 2023

How Can I Save Energy In My Home? A Damp Expert’s Guide For Landlords And Their Tenants

There are two major issues weighing on the shoulders of property owners in the UK at the moment, particularly if you are a portfolio landlord or housing association - energy bills and lowering EPC ratings. An EPC, or Energy Performance Certificate, is measured from A…

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23 Sep 2022

Important Criteria for Selecting your London Damp Proofing Company

London is a city notorious for its cold, damp homes, lack of infrastructural investment, and poor repair and maintenance. As a result, many properties suffer, particularly during the colder winter months, and the very fabric of the buildings deteriorates. London is also a city of…

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17 May 2022

How to Identify Different Wood-Boring Insects

Upon noticing signs of wood-boring beetles, your first thought likely turns to how to get rid of them. Different wood bugs cause different types of damage, which may lead to differing UK wood-boring beetle treatments. As a result, being well-equipped in wood-boring beetle identification in…

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damp and wall on ceiling and round windows
15 Dec 2021

How to Dry Out Damp Walls

Damp is a common problem that many homeowners face, with one of the most prevalent symptoms being damp wallpaper or wet plaster, wet timber etc. If your walls are wet, there’s a high chance you’re dealing with either rising damp, penetrating damp, condensation or a…

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rising damp on the wall
08 Dec 2021

Penetrating Damp vs Rising Damp

There are three main types of damp most homeowners will encounter at some stage: condensation, penetrating damp, and rising damp. Condensation is easy to identify and it’s also easy to prevent and treat, but penetrating and rising damp are a bit more complex, and to…

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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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construction worker installing and waterproofing flat roof
23 Nov 2021

How To Waterproof Your House for Winter

As we approach winter, more rainy days are pending, putting our houses at risk of letting water in. In order to prevent this, we must pay closer attention to our home’s exterior to identify gateways for water which could cause damage to our structure’s integrity.…

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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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