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5 Causes of Damp in a Victorian House

5 Causes of Damp in a Victorian House   So you are thinking of buying a period property? Many Victorian and Edwardian houses have been disfigured with unnecessarily injected damp proof courses. Avant Garde take…

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5 things you must know about dry rot

5 Things You Must Know About Dry Rot Dry Rot – two words that strike fear into the heart of any homeowner! Unfortunately, a handful of dishonest contractors exploit the public’s ignorance on this subject…

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Lime Vs Cement: Which Material is Right for You? 

When it comes time to repoint or render a building, you need to use the right material depending on the age of the property. Using modern materials, such as cement, on a pre-19th century structure…

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How to tell if your timber has rot (and how to treat it)

Don’t neglect your timber. If you suspect you have a rot problem, you need to get to the bottom of it before things get worse – and actually, the solution may be more straightforward than…

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How to check for damp when buying a house

A house will be one of your biggest investments, so you want to make sure you’re getting the best quality for your money. If left unaddressed, damp is one of the greatest threats to the…

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Lime Vs Cement: Which Material is Right for You? 

When it comes time to repoint or render a building, you need to use the right material depending on the age of the property. Using modern materials, such as cement, on a pre-19th century structure…

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What is water ingress?

Chances are, if you’re reading this then your property is a victim of water ingress. In which case, let’s get straight into what water ingress is, some common causes and prevention tips for water ingress,…

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How to prevent condensation in your home

Get ready because autumn and winter are almost here. While it’s nice to hunker down and get cosy in these colder months, you may notice condensation getting worse in your home – or you may…

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How to tell if your timber has rot (and how to treat it)

Don’t neglect your timber. If you suspect you have a rot problem, you need to get to the bottom of it before things get worse – and actually, the solution may be more straightforward than…

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Winterproof Your Roof

A serious roof problem can spell significant financial, safety and security concerns for the homeowner. The winter period is when homeowners must be most cautious, as there are various hazards that could occur as a…

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We specialise in:

  • Damp Proofing
  • Woodworm
  • Damp Surveys
  • Wet and Dry Rot
  • Basement Waterproofing
  • Commercial Damp Proofing
  • Rising Damp
  • Concrete Repairs and Treatment
  • Structural Waterproofing (including basement conversions)

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