What is the difference between dry and wet rot?

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Whenever we find fungal rot decay in a property, one of the most commonly asked questions are ‘What is the difference between dry and wet rot?’. As 2 of the most commonly found forms of decay in residential properties, it is likely you will hear these names being tossed around. This blog will explain the … Continued

What are the main signs of wood borers?

Oh No - Wood Borers

As treatment experts for many years, the team here at Cotswold Treatments get numerous questions about different issues our customers are facing. One such example is that of wood borers. As a common problem experienced by many homeowners, we’ve decided to pull together a short blog post to what wood borers are and how you … Continued

How to identify mould in your home

How to identify mould in your home
Mould is the last thing anybody wants to see in their home. For potential buyers, it can be the defining factor as to whether you choose a specific house or not. But, when you find it in the building you've spent years building into the place you love the most, it can be a worrying … Continued

Three reasons damp ingress can damage your health

Damp Proofing Bristol - Mould on a wall
Damp ingress or mould occurs when warm moist air comes into contact with cold surfaces. In many cases, it can cause structural or aesthetical damage to a building, as well as potentially affecting your health. Damp generally happens for a number of different reasons. These can include a build-up of excessive moisture, under or overheated … Continued

What are wall ties and how do they work?

Wall Ties
Sometimes known as ‘brick ties’, wall ties are an essential part of cavity wall building. They provide an additional support to ensure the entire structure is safe and stable. Although they are hidden from view once the wall has been completed, wall ties have become standard practice in the UK since the early 20th century. … Continued