There are a multitude of reasons as to why structural damage may affect a building be it poor initial build quality, sub-standard building materials or even degradation due to weather. If your building has visible cracks in the masonry or render or if a wall appears bowed then it may need repairing.

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Render has been used as a common external coating to buildings since the early 19th Century and is used both as an aesthetic characteristic and as a remedial solution. We are experts in all types of render using sand, cement, lime and modern silicone coloured renders.

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Rising damp in walls occurs when there is no damp proof course (DPC), a defective or damaged damp proof course or when the existing course is physically bridged. Water rises up from the subsoil below, travelling through the natural pores in the building material this will in turn cause damp.

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Normally applied to the destruction of building timbers by insects, Woodworm is the term used to indicate the presence of a wood boring beetle. Whilst treatment is not always necessary damage can be significant and costly, particularly in roof and flooring timber structures.

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Penetrating damp is most often due to rainwater ingress and for the most part occurs in solid wall constructions where no cavity is present. Reports of penetration in modern cavity walls are often because of poor build quality such as mortar droppings or incorrectly positioned wall ties.

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Dry rot is caused by the presence of a fungus (Serpula Lacrymans) and is one of the most serious types of timber decay found in buildings. Dry rot will have occurred due to dampness being present for some time and where the lack of ventilation has allowed decay to continue.

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