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How to Stop Condensation in Your Loft Space

Loft Insulation

Condensation is one of the most common issues faced by British homeowners. It’s estimated that at least 1 in 5 UK homes suffers from excess condensation, often in the loft space. There are many reasons for this which we’ll discuss further below, but one of the most common causes includes the measures we take to make our homes more energy …

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A Builder’s View of Venice

A Builders View of Venice

Roger digs out some old photos and takes a look at a builder’s view of Venice and the challenges that face the trades in this historic City. Team SB were booked up to visit Venice in March to research rising damp before COVID-19 came along and changed the plans. #Venezia #VeniceItaly #VeniceCanals

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Waterproof Brick Wall ✔ Stormdry Masonry Protection

Stormdry Masonry Protection

Waterproof your brick walls with Stormdry, a colourless, breathable, water-repellent treatment for brick, concrete and stone walls. It’s a deep penetrating cream that is applied to the wall surface using a roller or brush. Once Stormdry has been applied to the wall surface in a single coat and will permeate deeply before curing to form a water-repellent barrier for a …

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Growing Evidence Linking Indoor Air Pollution and Respiratory Problems in Children

Indoor Air Pollution

There is growing evidence that respiratory problems among children may be exacerbated by indoor air pollution in homes, schools and nurseries, according to a joint report by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) and the Royal College of Physicians. The report, informed by a RCPCH commissioned a systematic review of 221 studies, presents evidence linking indoor air pollution to …

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New Plaster Research Heralds the End of Lime

The end of Lime

New plaster research heralds the end of lime While conservation officers and others are keen to ensure the use of traditional lime-based plasters and renders on listed and heritage buildings; research into new technology by Safeguard Europe – the UK’s leading specialist in damp-proofing and waterproofing technology – suggests that better, more effective options are available. The preference for lime …

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Tenant Complaints Could Soar with Homes Act 2018

Tenant Complaints Could Soar with Homes Act 2018

Tenant complaints could soar with Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 www.safeguardeurope.com The recently introduced Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 – which came into force in March – potentially heralds a significant increase in tenant complaints against landlords whose properties fail to live up to ‘fitness’ standards according to new research from YouGov. The findings of the …

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Breakthrough at Metabo: The New SDS-Max Hammers with Brushless Technology

Metabo SDS

Powerful brushless motors now also in the mains-powered area for quick work progress during demolition and drilling applications Extremely long service life of the machines, guaranteed with an uncompromising three-year warranty Double vibration protection for best protection of health Nürtingen, May 2019: Extreme demolition applications require an extreme amount of power. The new SDS-max combination and chipping hammers from Metabo …

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The Money Pit & Weekly Leak News – ASB #6

The Money Pit

Roger’s comes back to the rescue with our weekly Ask Skill Builder show and Episode 6. We take a look through your emails, Facebook messages and YouTube comments and Roger does his best to steer you in the right direction. John Collins is considering buying a ‘doer upper’ that needs an epic effort to turn around. He asks “Just wondering …

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Nuaire launches retrofit whole-house ventilation system with carbon filter

house ventilation system

Ventilation manufacturer Nuaire, based in Caerphilly, Wales, hopes to prevent thousands of deaths caused by air pollution with what they consider to be a revolutionary technology for existing homes. To coincide with national Clean Air Day on 21st June, the company is launching the Noxmaster whole-house ventilation system for the retrofit market.  The Noxmaster combines a powerful carbon filter with …

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BS 8612 – A Watershed For Pitched Roofing

pitched roofing

Redland – the company that invented dry-fixed roofing systems, with patents dating back to 1966 – has welcomed the introduction of BS 8612 Dry-fixed Ridge, Hip and Verge Systems for Slating and Tiling.

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