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I Need a Carpenter Near Me

I Need a Carpenter Near Me

Finding a reliable carpenter in London is a challenge. Don’t waste time trawling through ads on Gumtree, give Environ a call for picture perfect carpentry from a family run London company. Whether you need to have...

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A Guide to Section 20 for Freeholders and Landlords

A Guide to Section 20 for Freeholders and Landlords

What does Section 20 mean for freeholders, property managers and landlords? Section 20 doesn’t make a distinction between landlords, freeholders, Right to Manage Companies, Resident’s Management Companies and any other...

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A Guide to Section 20 for Leaseholders

A Guide to Section 20 for Leaseholders

What does Section 20 mean for leaseholders? Section 20 considers freeholders, Resident’s Management Companies, Right to Manage Companies or any other property managers with freehold responsibilities as landlords –...

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Should I Paint Over My Damp Walls?

Should I Paint Over My Damp Walls?

One of the most common and costly DIY mistakes is trying to paint over walls or ceilings suffering from damp and mould. Before long, the paint is bubbly, peeling and mouldy again – your money wasted and your property...

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What is Lateral Damp?

What is Lateral Damp?

Lateral damp is when groundwater penetrates sideways into a property through cracks or porous building materials. It can affect any floor which is in contact with soil, but is most common in basements. Areas that have...

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What Causes Lateral Damp?

What Causes Lateral Damp?

When soil presses against a wall that is cracked or made from porous materials, groundwater can seep through and saturate the wall, causing lateral damp. You’ve probably seen lateral damp on a small scale when a flower...

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What is Penetrating Damp?

What is Penetrating Damp?

Penetrating damp is damp which has entered the property from the exterior or from leaking plumbing. This also known as water ingress. If water is entering a wall, floor or ceiling at a faster rate than it can dry out...

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What Causes Penetrating Damp?

What Causes Penetrating Damp?

Do I have penetrating damp Penetrating damp is caused by water entering a wall, ceiling or floor from outside the building or from leaky plumbing. A wide variety of exterior defects can allow water ingress. Here are...

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