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Level Decking, Cracked Lead & Damp Walls – ASB #11

Level Decking, Cracked Lead

Gary Maydew noticed that there were white marks on his lead flashing. Jimmy the builder has asked why are so many new plasterboard ceilings cracking after being plastered? Jim Cain moved to Cambridge from Atlanta, Georgia, and has a home in Ely with water pressure issues. Les Richards wants to install composite decking and have it level with the interior …

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Delving deeper into the world of damp prevention & cure

damp prevention

Roger Bisby attends a one day damp-proofing course with Safeguard Europe where he learns about the different causes and types of damp in buildings and what can be done about them. I have been using DryRods from Safeguard Europe for a couple of years now. Before that I used the Dryzone cream. There is no doubt that the product works …

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Damp and mould problems leaving UK tenants living in squalid conditions

Damp and mould problems

Research conducted by housing charity Shelter has revealed that hundreds of renters – including those living in bigger, urban areas – are living in slum-like conditions due to damp, mould, infestation and electrical issues. The report, from Shelter and YouGov, took statements from 300 tenants across the Manchester region. The majority expressed concern about ongoing struggles with damp and mould …

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Tackles damp that’s difficult to reach

damp-proof coatings

The Drybase range from Safeguard Europe – the UK specialist in damp-proofing and waterproofing technology – has been designed for use when it is not possible to protect building materials and interior surfaces from the sources of dampness, like rain penetration or rising damp. The collection of damp-proof coatings, coverings coatings and membranes can be used for protection against a …

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The damp conundrum

Keep dry

I have always been a sucker for a challenge. If someone tells me that they have a problem that nobody has been able to fix, I am there. Rising damp is not usually baffling but rising damp in a third floor flat is. Yes I do mean rising damp and not penetrating damp, the proof being that some of it …

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Brickwork: 2023 Extension Build Ep.2

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Sam and Jen from SJ Ward Builders continue their single-storey side extension project. Check out Sam & Jen on Facebook: ▶ CHECK OUT SAM & JEN’S PLAYLIST 🎬 The Brickwork Stage of Building an Extension in the UK The process of extending a home is marked by various phases, each having its own significance and intricacies. One of …

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You Won’t Believe What Caused This Problem

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📪 Ask Skill Builder: Skill Builder viewer Ryan couldn’t figure out why his house was damp and wet under the floorboards. Now he’s found the cause of the problem and it’s incredibly simple. Here’s part one of Ryan’s video: Here’s our message from Ryan: Hi I love your channel and find it really insightful hence why I’m here, …

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Is There Any Way of Getting This Cellar Dry?

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📪 Ask Skill Builder: Roger tries to help Kris figure out a problem with a damp cellar wall. Here’s our message from Kris: Hi, Big fan of your YouTube channel, I learnt a lot from your videos. The other day we went to see a property that has a cellar. It seems in a pretty bad state, and there’s …

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Knock It Down or Save It? You Decide

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📪 Ask Skill Builder: Roger looks at the front of a house which needs some attention but where would you start? Bricklaying With Steve and Alex 🔗 @SteveAndAlexBuild Here’s our message from Dael: Hi, I had numbers of builders coming to all give me a different approach to the issues. So I made a decision to start somewhere to …

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Watch This Before Extending Your Home (common mistake)

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📪 Ask Skill Builder: Roger looks at a badly prepared floor where the ventilation has been compromised. Ventilating the sub floor in your house properly will help to prevent damp and moisture damage in your floorboards. The installation cost isn’t very high, and it will help you keep damp and moisture out. Sub Floor Ventilation Guide with Checkatrade. …

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Mouldy Shower Cured For Good

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🛒 Dryzone Mould Remover and Prevention Kit The definitive long-term solution to mould with dual-action mould remover & sanitiser spray. About Dryzone Mould Removal and Prevention Kit Tired of cleaning the same mouldy corner again and again? Standard household cleaners can often just hide the symptoms or even encourage regrowth. Dryzone dual-action Mould Treatment Pack immediately cleans the mould …

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