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Condensation Survey Shildon Co Durham

Tuesday, February 29, 2020

We were asked to visit a property by a letting agent in Durham who we regularly carry out work for, they had received a call from their tenant regarding damp and mould problems, the property is situated in Shildon, Co Durham. The landlord himself couldn’t visit the property due to work commitments and the fact he lives hundreds […]

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Tuesday, January 31, 2020

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Top Ten Tips For Treating Woodworm In The North East!

Tuesday, January 31, 2020

Does the thought of woodworm keep you awake at night, little critters crawling about under the floor or in your loft whilst you sleep? Then you don’t have to worry anymore, below we have put together a simple guide on dealing with woodworm problems that you should come across in your home, including some of […]

All you need to know about woodworm season

Sunday, May 31, 2016

Woodworm season is almost upon us, so I thought It would be a good time to explain a little bit about woodworm and woodworm treatment options. April is generally accepted as the beginning of the “woodworm season”, during this time woodworm begins to emerge from the affected timber where it has been eating during the […]

Dry Rot Repairs Alnwick Northumberland

Sunday, May 31, 2016

We were recently called out to listed building in Alnwick, Northumberland to inspect a property for fungal growths appearing on window frames, the property in just round the corner from the historic Alnwick Castle where parts of Harry Potter were filmed, the owner of the property was concerned about reports from the current tenant that […]

7 money-saving checks to make before instructing a new damp proofing company

Sunday, May 31, 2016

Here are 7 simple checks to make before instructing a damp proofing company that will save you time and money: Check what qualifications the staff have, lots of companies state they are Qualified Damp Proofers but cannot show any certificates to substantiate their claim, we hold the PCAQT Property Care Association Qualified Technician qualification, the […]

Why do I have damp on an internal wall?

Sunday, May 31, 2016

A common enquiry we get almost every week from our customers when carrying out damp proofing surveys is; ‘how come the wall is damp seeing as its not an external wall? To start with we need to understand the principles of how rising damp affects walls within a property, rising damp can be simply explained […]

House sales at a record high

Sunday, May 31, 2016

You’d have to have been on another planet lately if you haven’t heard the news about the improvement in the property market, everywhere you look you will find sensationalist stories regarding the property market being at its busiest since the market crash in 2007. We have certainly seen a large increase in demand for pre-purchase […]

Rising Damp and Penetrating Damp: the Differences

Sunday, May 31, 2016

Dampness in buildings can arise from a number of different sources and it is therefore essential that in order to control dampness we need to understand how the building has been constructed, this is particularly important when dealing with older houses or buildings of historic interest, although it should be noted that dampness be it […]

6 winter problems that can affect your home

Sunday, May 31, 2016

With the New Year upon us, and the cold, wet weather still around, it’s a good time to revisit the problems that may have been blighting your home.  In this article, we discuss 6 very good reasons why it might be time to tackle those niggling home improvement jobs. 1. Condensation Condensation is a major […]