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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 brick work 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 […]

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Ventilation issues – mould growth in Barnsley

Ventilation Issue? Do you have a lack of ventilation ? Heres what to look out for in your home: Droplets of water running down the walls Mould growing in corners of rooms or spotting on glass or around windows windows do build up with condensation leaving the glass streaming with water You may notice an […]

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Recent building alteration works in Sheffield

Our client bought this former semi detached cottage many years ago with a plan to turn the cottage into one large property. With this in mind  they wanted to change the appearance of the building so that the property looked like one main residence. On sitting down and discussing their requirements and what they hoped to accomplish […]

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DPC – Damp Proof Course – What is it?

What is a damp proof course (dpc)… If you look at the bricks around a foot or two from the ground you will see a fine black line – that is the damp proof course (dpc). Sometimes you might not be able to see it but that doesn’t always mean it is missing. Most of […]

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Render issue found in Wakefield

Our latest survey find in Wakefield revealed this render problem. Bridged dpc due to contact with the ground ‘Bridging’ or ‘bridged’ is a surveying term which means a DPC which has been bypassed by damp. As you can see the external render is applied over a DPC and worse still is in contact with the […]

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Roof Maintenance Advice – Common Issues

The roof on your home is one of the most important components.  Important checks should be made regular to make sure they are water tight as roof structures tend to wear out faster. Ensure there are no missing or broken slates/tiles Take a look at your chimney as this is a common source for leaks Check […]

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Lateral damp in Sheffield – Read more

Can you see the problem which is causing lateral damp to enter inside this terraced house? Our surveyor could diagnose this in seconds Yes… the drive way is reaching far up the end wall of the building causing damp within this home. Lateral penetrating damp due to adverse ground levels Lateral penetrating damp appears when the ground […]

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Condensation Problem in Sheffield

Our surveyor found this condensation issue today on a survey in Sheffield! The fan definitely isn’t doing what it should. What to watch out for: Water beads on your windows – you may notice them on the morning when you open your curtains Musty smells Mould patches especially in corners, behind furniture and around windows […]

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Rotten Joists – Floor Replacement in Sheffield

Damp and floor joists do not mix well. In actual fact damp and any kind of timber, be it roof trusses, floor joists, door frames, window frames and sills will begin to rot if left untreated. There are three types of timber damage to watch out for and they are all caused by damp. Timber […]

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Wall Removal Tips

Considering a wall removal project? Here are a few tips to help you get started! If you are the owner of the property, you are responsible so make sure your builder has complied with these rules. When choosing a builder always do the research look for: Recommendations Reviews Ask to look at previous work Cutting […]

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