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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.