When damp-proofing and specialist plastering works are completed it can be tempting to rush out and buy paint to redecorate. However, a little patience and planning can ensure you don’t have to decorate twice. How long should I wait to decorate? If you apply paint to walls too quickly following work, you are likely to…
Some of our office team have put together a short list of some of the lesser known terms that are used in our reports from time to time. Some of them make the team smile and others just sound great!
Much has been written about excavations to form new basements which have become increasingly popular in some areas in London. Lots of properties have existing basements and that space can be converted to add space to your house. Some basements can be successfully converted to create dry storage space. Whereas others, of a larger size and where you may be wanting to create additional living space, can be designed as such and converted accordingly. Before proceeding with such work, there are numerous factors which should be considered before deciding on conversion works.
In the last few years, a lot more has become known about the threat of ground gases on construction sites and the need to install protective membranes to prevent ground gases entering newly constructed properties.
The greatest difficulties with ground gases lie in the fact that you cannot see them and generally, will not smell them.
Vapour permeability – what does it actually mean? Often referred to as breathability, vapour permeability describes a materials ability to allow water vapour to pass through it.