When the housing market becomes more challenging, it becomes increasingly important to look at what you can do to make sure your home sells quickly.
Deathwatch Beetle is a native British woodboring insect which has the potential to carry out extensive damage to timber. These insects are renowned for making a tapping sound by bumping its head or jaws against the sides of the tunnels as it is creating bore tunnels in timber.
Penetrating damp, unlike rising damp, can be found at any height in a property. The reason is sometimes a direct result of neglect and/or lack of general maintenance.
Nobody wants to live in a damp home so the important point is the correct diagnosis of the reason for the dampness within the property. How do you know whether the damp you are experiencing in your property is caused by condensation or rising or penetrating damp?
The Industrial Revolution resulted in a huge increase of houses built during the reign of Queen Victoria (1837 to 1901), which are now a common feature throughout British towns and cities. Typical details, including high ceilings and good-sized rooms make these properties highly attractive to potential buyers. Unfortunately, this type of construction bears some inherent defects.