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Damp proof work begins in Rotherham

Here we have taken the plaster off the walls to begin with before treatment can start. Clients do ask why you cant simply inject the wall with damp proofing fluid and then the water will just dry up, right?… WRONG! The damp plaster will need to be removed to eradicate any trapped moisture within the substrate. The […]

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Open Plan Living Space

Here we are totally updating a very tired 1960’s three bedroom bungalow into a four bedroom bungalow with an orangery. The client is giving us free reins on the design and specifications due to their confidence in the surveyor and team. The plans do look amazing creating an open plan living area we will maximise the floor space in this property without […]

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Dry rot treatment completed in Sheffield

To eradicate the dry rot all affected timbers were removed and replaced with pre-treated timber. We then treated all remaining timbers at risk of being affected by the dry rot with an effective fungicide. The plaster to the walls was removed and the mortar joints raked out to a depth of 10-15mm; this helped facilitate […]

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Dry rot treatment being carried out in Sheffield

Dry rot is a a wood destroying fungus which digests the part of the wood that gives it its strength and integrity leaving timbers in a brown brittle state which is unsafe for any property. Dry rot attacks the cellulose and hemicellulose’s of the wood to break it down into its sugar components. The sugar were […]

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Condensation control

Condensation is where warm air created by everyday living comes into contact with cooler air or a cold surface this causes a form of dampness. Poor Ventilation creates condensation build up in properties and can lead to lead to damp and mould growth if left for long periods without treatment. What to watch out for: Water running […]

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Silicone Render application completed in Sheffield

What is house rendering? Rendering is a process where an external wall covering is applied by a plasterer to protect the external walls of a building. What are the benefits of having your property Rendered? Applying a coat of render over external walls is good way of giving your house a facelift, especially if the […]

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Rising Damp found on a survey in Leeds

You can clearly see the effects of rising damp on the paint work to this Cottage Damp in older buildings is common. Despite being strong built walls unfortunately most were constructed without a damp proof course in place. Due to this fact it does leave older properties more susceptible to rising damp. Damp does not […]

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Floor Replacement currently being carried out in Rotherham

Why the need to replace the floor? Unfortunately, rising damp had caused the joists to rot. Damp and timber joists do not mix well. Any kind of structural timber be it roof trusses, doorframes, window frames and joists should be inspected regular in order to watch out for wet rot, dry rot and any infestations. As you […]

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Great Review from our client in Castleford

When you receive a great customer review you have to shout it from the rooftops! So here it is… “Originally cannon were only doing our damp proof course – after removal of kitchen we found we needed our unsafe chimney out and an RSJ putting in. Cannon provided a quote for extra work which we […]

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Penetrating damp found whilst carrying out a survey in Sheffield

The owner of this property contacted Cannon as they were experiencing damp patches within their home. Our surveyor diagnosed penetrating damp due to the poor pointing and weathered masonry. The building is only 20 years old but is north facing and open to the elements. Penetrating damp is usually caused by structural problems in a building, […]

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