Want to know more about preservation issues like damp, wall tie corrosion or rot, such as dry rot or wet rot? Below you’ll find lots of details about the science and the technology of building preservation. From Woodworm to Dry Rot, wall tie corrosion to structural repairs, it’s all here for you in detail by qualified authors who know Yorkshire’s buildings through and through. From Leeds to York, Skipton to Sheffield, we have projects in progress or completed for delighted clients.
The low down on condensation, mould control, control of rising damp, penetrating damp, lime pointing and traditional dampness treatments as well as the latest preservation technology.
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Why is my house mouldy? This is a question we get asked almost every day, especially in winter. There was a time when the mouldy house situation was quite rare but over the last decade mould has become the number one complaint in Yorkshire, when clients or landlords call us with a damp problem. It’s […]
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Some useful information on why it is that old and listed buildings are more prone to damp and dry rot. Details on how modern repair methods must be used sparingly and alongside traditional materials…
Dry Rot? Just how hard is it to treat?
We get lots of calls from clients worried about dry rot treatment. Usually this follows a survey which has suggested dry rot is present in their house, often the survey report will carry dire warnings about the dry rot, resulting in worried homeowners.
For some time wall tie corrosion has tended to be pigeon-holed as a defect of pre-war housing. It’s common in 1930s semis and it’s true; my wall tie specialist company’s bread and butter is pre-war dwellings.
However, over the past ten years I’ve noticed a steady drift in our work, which these days includes more and more post war commercial properties.
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