Common Problems

Are you finding condensation a problem?

2018-02-09T12:56:42+00:00 February 9th, 2018|Categories: Common Problems|

Condensation is usually most intense in the period from November through to April, known to surveyors as 'condensation season', a time when it is invariably cooler outside a house than within. The source of condensation in the home is invariably warm water vapour generated by everyday activities including baths, showers, cooking, ironing and laundry drying [...]

Is Japanese Knotweed a problem?

2017-08-30T11:04:12+00:00 October 21st, 2016|Categories: Common Problems|

Japanese Knotweed (fallopia japonica), aka Hancock’s curse, fleece flower or tiger stick in its native Japan, is a herbaceous perennial introduced to Britain in 1850 by the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew (though some consider the Horticultural Society of London had samples by as early as 1825). Kew then sold it commercially and by 1869, [...]