News & Features

News & Features 2017-04-04T11:21:06+00:00

What’s in the woodwork?

March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Pests|

It has been suggested that, in one form or another, beetle infestation will be found in up to 75% of UK homes. This sounds rather high, but based on our own findings, it is [...]

See what lurks in the cellar!

March 6th, 2017|Categories: Structural Features|

A disambiguation from old French, which generally relates to an underground store or shelter, the word 'cellar' as opposed to the word 'basement', is thought to originate in English from the 18th Century. It [...]

Our Views on Double-Glazing

March 3rd, 2017|Categories: Structural Features|

Invented in the 1930s, double-glazing reduces heat conduction on the basic principal of heat in, noise out, and is superior to single panes since it reduces downdraughts and upgrades thermal insulation. The seals between [...]

Is Japanese Knotweed a problem?

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 [...]

Living with Thatch

October 21st, 2016|Categories: Special Features|

Thatch speaks of warmth and welcome, a rural association in an age of advancing technology. Many of the 100,000 UK thatched properties are either listed or located in Conservation areas, dictating the need for [...]