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Damp Proofing

Damp Proofing

  • Is a type of waterproofing applied to building foundation walls to prevent moisture from passing through the walls into interior cavities.
  • A damp-proof course (often abbreviated to DPC) is a horizontal barrier in a wall designed to resist moisture rising through the structure by capillary action - a phenomenon known as rising damp.

 

 
Loft Insulation

Loft Insulation

  • 35% of heat is lost through the ceilings of your property. If your house is more than 10 years old, the chances are you could benefit from enhancing your current loft insulation.
  • Remember loft insulation ‘settles’ and can deteriorate over time.
  • The amount of insulation required in lofts has gradually increased over the past...
 
Timber Preservation

Timber Preservation & Infestation Control

  • Most buildings in the UK contain untreated timbers which can become affected by infestation if allowed to become damp or left untreated exposing to the possibility of dry or wet rot. When any of these organisms attack timber, they will cause loss of structural strength. In severe cases structural damage to the building is possible, so it is important to take action whenever...

 

 

 
Rain Penetrationl

Rain Penetration

  • Improving the thermal resistance of walls through the use of conventional insulation i not always practical particulary where older buildings are concerned. Many homes and commercial properties in the UK are built using single skin walls, making them unsuitable for cavity wall insulation. The insulation of internal insulation can be disruptive and takes up valuable living space whilst externally applied insulation is...

 

 
 Condensation Control

Condensation Control

  • Condensation is by far the most common cause of dampness. It affects both old and new buildings, but it appears to be a significant problem where the building has been modernised with the addition with double glazing and airtight conditions.
  • Condensation is directly associated with mould growth. It is this that the occupier sees first, and it gives an indication....

 

 
Dry Rot

Dry Rot

  • Dry Rot is the term which refers to wood decay caused by certain species of fungi that digests parts of the wood which give the wood strength and stiffness. It was previously used to describe any decay of cured wood in ships and buildings by a fungus which resulted in a darkly colored deteriorated and cracked condition.
  • In certain buildings, particularly those with solid 9 inch (or greater) brickwork and...