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Different types of damp

16th November 2018

TYPES OF DAMP Rising damp, penetrating damp, and condensation are the three most common types of damp that can affect your home. A less widely known type of damp is that from salt contaminates. Each type of damp needs to be treated in different ways, and the costs can vary dramatically, so it’s important to…

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5 Top Tips for cellar conversion

24th September 2018

At number one the most important thing  to do when considering a basement conversion is getting adequately qualified companies to come survey and quote. These companies will be members of the Basement Waterproofing Association (BWA), the Property Care Association (PCA), and have a working knowledge of BS8102:2009 ‘The British Standard code of practice for the…

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LABS talks tough on Thor Helical supplies

29th March 2018

LABS supplies Thor Helical products which is a unique range of the structural repair items for builders and remedial repair specialists. The advanced range of products is at the leading edge of development in terms of performance and quality. All the products are backed by Wykamol’s Technical support network helping with specification and design of…

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LABS discuss the different timber treatments

29th March 2018

LABS timber specialists are trained by Wykamol to their specially designed timber treatments when it comes to wood infestation. The traditional building methods combined with a predominantly damp, temperate climate causes the UK housing stock to suffer from a high risk from insect and fungal attack to structural timbers. A good practice in building design…

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Basement conversion for serviced accommodation

29th March 2018

Have you considered a basement conversion for serviced accommodation? If you have a basement as a home owner which is available but unhabitable. Maybe the basement is currently being used to store a lot of rubbish, you are never going to use. This might be the perfect opportunity to look at the options available. The…

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Homevent Loft Unit for reduction in condensation

23rd March 2018

The Homevent Positive Input Ventilation System is an energy efficient method of displacing stale contaminated air and replacing it with fresh filtered air. Fresh air is drawn from outside via the loft space through a filter on the unit and delivered into a central location in your home. This displaces vapour-laden air, which lowers humidity…

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LABS supplies the Heat Recovery Unit to fight condensation

23rd March 2018

The Heat Recovery Unit is special fan which is for single rooms. It has been specifically designed to eliminate excessive moisture. This helps to prevent condensation with the inherent risks to property and health whilst retaining up to 80% of heat contained within the outgoing air. The full range of fan is available here; https://l-a-b-s.co.uk/product/positive-air-vents-heat-recovery-units/.…

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Damp Proofing Materials Sheffield with LABS Building Services

21st March 2018

LABS supplies damp proof materials for surface treatments on damp properties. The range of products are for specialist remedial treatments and general building products. We believe every builder should carry the products with them because of the solution which can be given to the problem. Technoseal DPM One of top damp proof materials available as damp proofing…

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Landlords are looking to add extra value to a rental property

20th March 2018

Basements are a great option when landlords are looking to add extra value to a rental property. Landlords should look at a number of different variables before committing a conversion conversion. Adding more bedrooms could be beneficial. Landlords should consider Article 4 and HMO Liencing restrictions. Landlords should always consult with your local HMO office…

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LABS offers Advice on Damp Proofing to eliminate damp

13th March 2018

LABS is looking to offer advice on damp proofing in this post. When the customer’s property has an issue with damp. There are many solutions to resolve the initial issue with damp entering the property, there is an importance to discover the source of the damp issue. This page describes the different types of damps;…

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