What is ECO

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It will work in parallel with the Government’s Green Deal. The ECO scheme will run until March 2015 and is primarily aimed at combating fuel poverty and upgrading hard to treat properties in both the public and private sector. It will reduce or remove the installation costs of critical home improvements (such as insulation and heating) for thousands of eligible householders. … Read More

Rising Damp etc

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Rising dampness as its name suggests rises from the ground and can be found in buildings which do not have a damp proof course present. However, rising damp can also occur in buildings which have a damp proof course present but may have become damaged or failed due to a number of possible reasons. ‘Bridging’ is a common cause of … Read More

Condensation

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What causes condensation? Air inside a building contains a certain amount of water vapour. This increases dramatically the larger the family, (we all breath out moisture) when kettles are boiled, baths are run and clothes are dried indoors. Warm air is able to hold more moisture vapour than cool air. When the hot damp air circulates it will eventually come … Read More