We specialise in diagnosing and carrying out high quality works in the following areas:
There can be many reasons why dampness appears on both internal and external walls of a property. Sometimes it can be visual, but often it will not be seen by the naked eye or disguised by decorations.
Using the latest electronic moisture meters and non-invasive testing methods, we are able to profile dampness patterns in properties which form the basis of a detailed report supplied to the client with recommendations and where necessary, quotations for remedial works.
Additional invasive testing can be arranged in the form of:
These methods of testing will often require written consent from the property owner prior to being carried out and attract additional costs. We advise you contact us for more details before considering these options.
Timber decays can come in many forms with different appearances. Some can be fibrous, others cause distortion and discolouring of the timber and cuboidal cracking to varying degrees. In the vast majority of cases timber decays are caused by prolonged contact with damp masonry or in high humidity areas with poor ventilation. Depending on the severity if decay and structural integrity of the timber, either renewals of the affected areas or preservation of existing timbers can be carried out.
Dry Rot - In the case of dry rot (serpula lacrymans) remedial treatments can be extensive, not just to timbers but the surrounding environment.
In the right conditions this fungal growth has the ability to grow rapidly through most mediums (brickwork, plasters, damp oversites etc.) and can be damaging to anything in contact. In well-established outbreaks ‘red dust’ can be found on furnishings and flooring which are billions of spores being released by a fruiting body.
On diagnosis of a true dry rot attack, the client is encouraged to carry out remedial works as soon as possible to minimize the damage that can be caused.
One of the key elements in controlling condensation issues is good ventilation and air quality, whether its reducing excess humidity at source, through extraction in kitchen and bathrooms or whole house ventilation systems that gently expel moisture laden air though natural ventilation, even a combination of both! We are able to assess the conditions and advise on the best method to improve your environment. Installations can be arranged and are carried out by a qualified electrician.