Guest blog: Damp proofing your home

Guest blog: Damp proofing your home
A guest blog from Timberwise It comes as no real surprise that dampness in properties is a common problem across the UK. Throughout this article I’ll explain what to look out for when damp is present and the damp proofing systems that can be used to treat damp issues. It is important that damp treatment is carried out correctly and efficiently to ensure that the property is made warm and dry again. If the issues of damp in your property are left unchec

Guest Blog: The Top 5 Causes of Damp

Guest Blog: The Top 5 Causes of Damp
A guest blog by Tapco Homedry. One of the most damaging and common problems found in the home is damp. The issue is caused by the build-up of excess moisture within a building, from either internal condensation or intrusion outside, and can often be blamed on shoddy build quality, inadequate building maintenance or the deterioration of building fabric. Dampness that is left untreated can evoke other problems such as wet or dry rot. Rising Damp Rising da

Guest Blog – 12 Ways to Protect Your Home From Damp

Guest Blog – 12 Ways to Protect Your Home From Damp
Restoration UK explains how to minimise your risk of damp in their blog which they have kindly shared with us. Many homes suffer from damp, particularly as the weather gets colder.  Condensation is one of the most common causes of damp, but many people are unaware of how much lifestyle factors can affect levels of moisture in their home. However, with a little care and attention, you can fight back against damp and protect your property 1 It may s

Say goodbye to damp in your house

Say goodbye to damp in your house
I know from experience that renting a property with damp can be a nightmare. Not only will it ruin your belongings, but it can cause health problems - particularly if you have asthma. Sadly, it is a common problem and can make your rooms feel clammy and uncomfortable. When you’re not the landlord, you can feel powerless to address things like damp, which can make you want to head for the hills away from the property and all its problems. Whether you hav...

Why is getting a Survey so important?

Why is getting a Survey so important?
Discovering a problem in your home is devastating. The immediate thoughts are always: how much will it cost? Is the house going to fall down? How am I going to fix it? Too many people faced with this situation attempt to address it alone, taking advice from someone with a vested interest in stretching the truth (who stands to gain from securing the repair works) and paying over the odds for what could have been a simple solution. This situation is just ...