Noticeable by a strong insidious smell, red rust dust patches and eventually pancake / mushroom like appearance, this fungus is extremely destructive. Spreading from damp areas it penetrates rapidly the very fabric of your home, the fungi spores in their millions upon millions will infest again and again if and when they find a source of damp.
A distinctive damp smell will linger throughout the house. Stained patches of paint indicate water/damp ingress. Often the paint will bubble, crack and flake of leaving a powder deposit.
Damp may be intermittent, only spreading when water is present in the soil by rain or a faulty drain. Blocked or broken guttering maybe facilitating water to ingress the masonry above the damp proof course and damp problems will develop spasmodically over the years.
Woodworm is often evident by small deposits of sawdust beneath the timbers of the house , be it in the roof, the floors or even the internal walls if unchecked the parasite will eventually eat you out of your home!
An Existing cellar or vault may become flooded due to seasonal fluctuations in the water table height or possibly broken underground drains. All property below ground level is at potential risk of water damage or total loss.
Unsightly scale and or mould coupled with a damp smell will grow throughout poorly ventilated areas. Often faulty or inadequate extractors are to blame that inhibit good ventilation.
Subsidence is normally an insurable event and only a small excess is due. We are fully compliant and will be pleased to work directly for your insurance company or with yourselves.
We have completed dozens of this type of project throughout London and skills in this area are probably second to none. We design, plan, construct and complete making us a unique one stop shop!
Victorian and Edwardian vaults exist in many London properties and provide hugely profitable opportunity for development. These often over looked and underused areas when converted have provided our clients with bedroom, kitchens, bathrooms, studies or simply valuable dry storage.
We have completed literally hundreds of cellar and basement conversions and been responsible for the design, planning and construction through to completion. We even decorate!
Victorian cellars are normally damp and dingy storage areas but it does not need to be. It can become a fantastic, useful and extremely valuable habitable room. Our clients have converted to bedrooms, bathrooms, utility rooms, or useful dry storage.
We are authorised installers and suppliers of specialist membrane systems and water removal pumping stations. We have designed, supplied and installed these systems to literally hundreds of new habitable basements and basement conversions throughout London.
It is our mission to provide a complete remedial solution and not like so many companies leave the client to organise the different skills and services that will be necessary to get the house a home again.
Windows, doors, skirting boards, architraves, dado and picture rails, stairs and balustrades together with built-in furniture can sometimes be infected or infested with parasites, rot or mould that need to be replaced.
We will arrange a convenient time for you and carry out a detailed survey to establish the cause and timeline for fixing any problems.
Surveyors; are qualified and trained for the remedial services we offer and understand the possible cause and affects that act on the fabric of your property.
We use industry proprietary chemicals that are known to be safe and effective. Our personnel are trained in their use and health and safety together with the product guidelines are followed at all times.
As a limited company carrying out major structural repairs we are fully insured for excavating and underpinning to to depths of 5m and individual policies are taken out if greater depths are required.