Timber decay is a common problem we find on properties with a lot of exterior woodwork, especially in locations where they might be subject to extreme weather conditions, such as on the coast. We also see it internally where there might be a problem with damp or woodworm. These articles look at the problems we find, as well as their causes and how a property owner can prevent them.
Double hung timber sash windows look great on older or period homes, but they can be draughty and offer poor thermal performance, assuming you want to keep them and not replace them with modern double glazed units (we wouldn’t unless … Find out more
As a firm of professionally qualified surveyors, there’s nothing much that annoys us more than those who sit on the fence when they find damp and recommend a ‘specialist damp report’. These are usually poor quality surveyors intending solely to … Find out more