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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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Bridged damp course found at a survey in Sheffield

As you can see damp as bridged the damp course. This has been caused by the external boundary wall with no dpc. Bridging of Damp Proof Courses is caused when the external ground level is higher than the installed damp-proof course. Other forms of bridging include external wall renders and internal plastering extending down over the […]

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Rising damp found on a survey in Manchester

Here you can clearly see the rising damp diagnosed by our surveyor.   Damp in older buildings is fairly common. Despite being strong built walls unfortunately most were constructed without damp proof course in place. Modern methods of damp proofing just didn’t exist as they do now. Because of this older properties are more susceptible […]

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Brick Work Issues found on a survey in Wakefield

Buildings and other structures made from bricks often outlast those made from wood or other materials. Over time, exposure to moisture and extreme temperatures may leave your bricks with signs of wear with either crumbling mortar or a dull, pollution stained finish. Repairing old or damaged bricks and cleaning them down can often return them to […]

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