Photograph showing wet cavity wall insulation.

Is your home in a fit condition to be upgraded by a government Green Homes Grant?

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The government is rolling out the £2 billion ‘Green Homes Grant’ at the end of September, providing homeowners in England up to £10,000 to install insulation systems into their homes to save energy. But at what cost to the homeowner? In principle, the scheme has been rolled out with good …

Don’t get stuck in a rot rut – dry and wet rot issues

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Fungal decay is one of the dominant causes of damage to timbers in properties. The two common types of decay being wet rot and dry rot. Fungal decay is a result of excess moisture. This can come from a number of sources such as a, leaking gutter or down pipes, …

Helping you to protect the most expensive investment you are ever likely to make Damp inspections…

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There are several methods to establish the cause of dampness within a building structure when undertaking a survey. Listening to what the occupier has to say is often overlooked but can be one of the best sources for gathering historic evidence. After all, they live in the property, so are …

Habitation Act

Guidance for Landlords – Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018

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The 2018 Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation Act) 2018 came into force on 20th March 2019 and aimed to ensure NEW rented accommodation is fit for human habitation. This short article is to inform landlords how to be compliant and the consequences of flouting their legal obligations. The act is …

Use the space below

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Do you use the basement under your home? Many people forget about their basement when they want more habitable space, but there are so many possibilities; whether it be an extra en-suite bedroom, playroom or a home office. Ways you can transform your space Entertainment central – whether you’ve always …

Sulphate Attack

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Sulphate attacks to ground floor slabs are often overlooked when undertaking a damp survey, as they can be considered as structural and not a dampness related issue, but without moisture, the reaction cannot take place and can result in serious structural damage to both the floor slab and walls of …

The short falls with CIGA

The short falls with CIGA

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It is obviously becoming more apparent with the push to install insulation within properties of the UK to supposedly save the world. That there are going into be more problems relating to dampness and fungal decay relating to it, affecting these properties. On dealing with a number of these matters …