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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07 Jun 2018

Increase Your Living Space by Basement Tanking

Space is an ongoing issue in many of our major cities. Our homes have even been affected; from busy estates lined with terraced houses to blocks of flats that tower storeys above the ground, all designed to create more space. When living close to...

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22 May 2018

Top 5 Things You Need to Know to Keep Damp Away

Whether it is in your home or business, damp is a really nasty problem to have. If left untreated, it has the potential to cause further problems that can worsen over time. Therefore, it's no surprise that preventing damp is a big priority for man...

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15 May 2018

Focus on Fungus: Mine Fungus

It may not be the most glamorous of topics, but fungus is a common and often pervasive issue for homes and businesses suffering from damp. While many of us focus on looking for damp patches, discolouration and flaked or blistered plaster, fungus a...

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08 May 2018

How to Know if Your Property is Suffering From Woodworm

If you have ever suffered from woodworm, you will know exactly how much of a nuisance it is. Rather than being an actual worm, woodworm is a larvae beetle that eats wood, both indoors and outdoors. The signs of this can be hard to identify if yo...

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24 Apr 2018

What is the Relationship Between Damp and External Cables?

When it comes to our homes, there are many surprising facts that we don’t know. For instance, did you know that external cables can cause internal dampness?  Of course, many of us are familiar with damp and may even have had damp proofing quot...

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19 Apr 2018

How to Spot Woodworm in Your Home

A home can give you years of memories and is your very own safe haven in which to relax and unwind. However, this comes at a price and throughout the years, our homes can fall victim to various issues which will require plenty of care and attenti...

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