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LABS Building Services Ltd is a family run business based in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. We specialise in basement conversions, structural waterproofing, damp proofing, and timber treatments.

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5 Things you need to know about Woodworm in Sheffield
What is Woodworm? Despite its name, woodworm is a catch-all term not for worms, but for wood-boring beetles that lay eggs in timbers. The name derives from the spots that the larvae leave behind as they emerge from the wood: small holes as if a worm has eaten its way through. Why is it a […]
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5 things you need to know about Dry Rot in Sheffield
What is dry rot? Dry rot is one of several types of fungal growth that, with the right conditions, fester in a basement or other suitable space. It is important to note the distinction between woodworm, wet and dry rot, while all can be damaging, dry rot is the most damaging and serious of the […]
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A Wet Wall is a Cold Wall: Eco Benefits of Resolving Damp Problems
Damp walls can cause all manner of problems for your property, but also for your health. Therefore, the moment you notice a wet wall in your property, it’s always a good idea to get it checked out.
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What is Radon?
What exactly is Radon? It is a noble gas that occurs as a product of Uranium decay in rocks and soils, building materials and, to a lesser degree, water (95% of exposure to Radon is from indoor air and about 1% is from drinking water sources). It is radioactive, with a half-life of 3.82 days, colourless, odourless and tasteless, with the potential to cause significant health issues.
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Energy Efficiency Benefits of a Basement Conversion
The following is an overview of the energy conservation benefits of carrying out a basement conversion. At LABS we have 4 main offerings, starting from a straightforward pump install with a floor membrane, the purpose of which is solely to get water out of a basement. Although basic and not fully damp proofed, this measure […]
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Looking for a Basement Conversion Specialist in Sheffield?
Is your basement not quite doing the job it’s supposed to? Are you finding that your cellar or basement is pretty much just a breeding ground for damp and mould, and not much else? It may well be time to start thinking about fixing those damp conditions for the sake of your health and at […]
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What to Look for in the Best Damp Specialist Sheffield Has to Offer
Are you struggling with damp, mould, or condensation in your home? Are you already wondering if you are doing enough to stave off nasty damp conditions which could cause health issues for your family? As the winter rolls along, we are more and more likely to start switching up the heating. Therefore, damp is likely […]
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How Much Does a Cellar Conversion Cost – and Is It Worth the Investment?
If you have a cellar or basement space which just isn’t working out for you, it might be time to consider a conversion. As you can expect, cellar spaces can be ripe for damp conditions and potential flooding. This is all the more reason to consider getting a cellar conversion if you are in Sheffield […]
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Damp Proofing a Cellar – How Does it Work, and What is the Cost?
Unfortunately, your home is always likely to come under threat of a variety of natural problems and external concerns. One of the biggest problems you’re likely to come across, in fact, is damp and mould. No matter how much you take care of condensation throughout the year, there may still be a chance that your […]
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How Can Crawl Space Insulation Help to Improve Energy Efficiency?
Do you have a crawl space or two in your home that are currently going unused? If so, you may need to ensure that you’re not falling prey to damp and mould growth! However, with the right tools, the best solutions, and a team of experts to hand, there are no reasons why you can’t […]
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