Building Preservation

2103, 2013

Dry Rot discovery leads to closure of Scottish Castle

March 21st, 2013|

A severe Dry Rot outbreak has been discovered at Thirlestane Castle in Scotland. Set in the Scottish Borders at Lauder, the castle originates back to the 13th century. It has extensive parklands and attracts thousands of visitors each year.

1403, 2013

Tenants of newly converted flats experience worryingly ‘springy floors’

March 14th, 2013|

Protectahome recently investigated a dry rot infestation at a former school in Cowbridge. The school had been turned into luxury apartments and, shortly after the renovation had been completed, one of the apartment owners contacted Protectahome to carry out an inspection.

1110, 2012

Times are tough, don’t ignore basic Property Maintenance though

October 11th, 2012|

During tough economic times it is all too easy to overlook basic Property Maintenance requirements and save a modest sum in the process. Beware though, a lack of basic Property Maintenance particularly of rain water disposal goods...

410, 2012

Condensation problem in Cardiff home!

October 4th, 2012|

Our Area Manager visited a domestic property in Cardiff this week to survey what appeared to be severe Condensation in an upstairs bedroom. Controlling condensation in the home is really important and is an essential part of the maintenance of any property.

2007, 2012

Family Home invaded by Damp and Dry Rot

July 20th, 2012|

This week Protectahome have been called to a semi detached family home suffering from a severe outbreak of Damp and Dry Rot. The owners noted damp patches on the external walls of the main reception rooms and softening of the skirting boards.

606, 2012

Never a better time to maintain!

June 6th, 2012|

A recent statement from the office of national statistics reports that UK House prices for March were 0.4% lower than March 2011. The report goes on to say that there is little real movement in the price of houses year on year.

1105, 2012

The Cost of a Leaking Roof

May 11th, 2012|

Recently we were asked to carry out a survey of a domestic residence where the client reported that their bedroom floor had partially collapsed. Our surveyor found on investigation that the cause of the collapse was in fact an attack by the true Dry Rot fungus.

504, 2012

CPD Success at large County Borough Council

April 5th, 2012|

Protectahome are proud to have hosted a Preservation CPD Seminar to the Housing Officers and Technical Officers of a large County Borough Council in Wales.