Improvements

Air Conditioning: Options for the Home

Our homes are now being constructed to be more airtight and with less thermal mass to absorb heat. This means that more traditional methods of staying cool just don’t seem to have the same effect….


How to Finance Your Renovation or Extension

This light filled glass extension was added to a Victorian house The majority of high street lenders will only offer a mortgage on a property that is already classed as habitable — eliminating many renovation projects….


How to Deal with Asbestos

The history of construction contains many examples of materials that were once thought to be the ‘next big thing’ but were later found to be damaging to health. The most notorious of these is asbestos, which…


Causes of Damp

All houses, whatever their age, contain moisture. It will be present in the building materials used and the air within the home. The natural tendency of moisture is to spread out from wet to dry…


Guide to Bat Surveys and Solutions

Lesser Horseshoe bats (image by John Black/www.bats.org.uk) The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (WCA) protects bats and their roosts in England, Scotland and Wales. Some parts have been amended by the Countryside and Rights of…