Damp Surveys Lanarkshire

Homeowners are often concerned when dampness appears at their homes in Lanarkshire.

There are so many different types of dampness, meaning that there are different ways that it has to be treated. The different types of dampness is as follows:

  • Rising dampness
  • Condensation
  • Penetrating dampness
  • Tramatic dampness

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Rising dampness – This is usually a damp patch appearing on an internal wall. This is often combined with damage to the skirting boards and decoration. The result of this rising damp is structural damage to the interior walls.

Condensation – Your windows will start to steam up when the climate changes which results in condensation and mould growth.

Penetrating dampness – This occurs when moisture seeps in from the external walls to the internal walls. This is usually caused by construction that has failed and that has occurred at a high level of the property.

Tramatic dampness – This can be the cause of a leaking pipe, drain, tank or even a radiator. This is when water is soaked up by the building fabric like a sponge, with the size of the patch steadily increasing as more water is absorbed.

If you have a property in Lanarkshire and you have any concerns at all about dampness then you should come to us.

We are able to arrange for a building surveyor to come out to your home to carry out a damp survey. The surveyor will come out, carry out the damp survey and then report back to you with the findings.

To arrange for a qualified building surveyor to come out to your home in Lanarkshire to carry out a damp survey, simply give us a call on 0800 520 0347.

 

Late Building Warrant Strathaven

If you’ve already carried out alterations to your home in Strathaven and you are trying to sell your home then it’s more than likely that your lawyer will ask you to obtain a late building warrant if you haven’t already.

It’s becoming very common for people in Strathaven to have building work carried out to their properties without them even knowing that they have to get a building warrant.

At our company, we specialise in late building warrants and have done so for several years now.

Our process starts off with us coming out to your home in Strathaven. At this point, we will carry out a full measurement survey of your home and we’ll give you a free quote for the service.

If you would like us to proceed then we will get started on producing a set of existing scale drawings and a full set of proposed scale drawings. These will then be accompanied by an ordnance survey map that highlights your property and the application form will then be ready to be completed and submitted for review.

Generally, it takes approximately 4 weeks for the council to review your plans and to arrange to carry out a site inspection, this is followed by the release of the completion certificate.

Our team will always keep you up to date with all developments whilst your application goes through the process.

You can arrange for a member of our team to come out to your home in Strathaven by giving us a call on 0800 520 0347 or by emailing us at – admin@archiplanglasgow.com.

 

Letter Of Comfort East Kilbride

A letter of comfort is needed in certain instances, these include:

  • When there has been unauthorised building work
  • When a building warrant has expired

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You will have to send relevant plans and specifications for you to get a letter of comfort, this is because the works that have been completed may have to be exposed and will have to meet the standards that apply at the time of the submission.

Here at Archi Plan Glasgow, we have been helping homeowners in East Kilbride with letters of comfort for many years now.

Our team have years of experience in helping homeowners with their applications for letters of comfort, so you can expect to receive a professional service.

We can help you with the plans and specifications part of the process and the application, however, our process starts off with us coming out to your home in East Kilbride so that we can have a look at the building work.

At this point, you’ll receive your competitive free quote from us and you’ll be able to ask us any questions that you may have. If you are happy for us to go ahead then you can expect us to use our CAD facilities to start the plans and specifications. The application will then be ready for submission.

To arrange for a member of our team to come out to your home in East Kilbride to discuss a letter of comfort with you, simply give us a call on 0800 520 0347 or fill out our contact form.

Damp Surveys Glasgow

Damp can fall into a number of different categories. These are as follows:

  • Rising dampness
  • Condensation
  • Penetrating dampness
  • Tramatic dampness

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Rising Dampness

This is usually when there is a sign of a damp patch on one of your internal walls. Typically, this is often combined with there being damage to the skirting boards and decoration.

It’s because of rising damp that you will have structural damage to your interior walls. It should also be noted that recent findings concluded that a damp room can increase the risk of developing asthma.

If you don’t attend to rising damp then it will eventually cause rot to floor joists and other interior timbers that it comes into contact with, resulting in the development of wet rot or dry rot if conditions are lacking ventilation.

This can be caused by a number of issues, these are as follows:

  • Blocked/defective gutters
  • High ground levels, new driveways, new paths or even tarmac bridging the DPC
  • Defective pointing, porous brickwork and spauling bricks
  • Faulty or defective flashing on roofs or extensions
  • Cracked or missing roof tiles or slates
  • Internal defects in cavity walls
  • Cracked or defective window sills
  • Internal chimney defects where a fireplace has been blocked in

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Condensation

Windows will start to steam up as the weather changes which results in condensation and mould growth.

This is caused when warm, moist air meets a cold surface and the water vapour condenses out. The capacity of air to hold water is related to temperature, with the warm air holding more water than cold air. The air is saturated when it cannot hold any more water vapour at the existing temperature and there is a relative humidity of 100%. If the temperature of the air falls until saturation point occurs then the air is at a critical temperature or dew point where any further fall in temperature will result in water vapour being forced to condense out as water.

Penetrating dampness

This occurs when moisture seeps in from the external walls to the internal walls, it is usually caused by construction that has failed. This occurs at a high level of the property.

Some causes of penetrating dampness includes:

  • Blocked guttering or downpipes – These will overflow when they are blocked and will saturate the adjacent wall
  • Unused chimneys that are capped or sealed and have a defective haunching that allows water to enter the chimney and saturate the building
  • Where the flashing on a building fails leaks will occur which can lead to penetrating dampness
  • Valley gutters that are not aligned properly can cause penetrating dampness
  • Cavity walls that have a bridge, this can be caused by rubbish being left in the cavity or mortar that has been left on the wall ties or insulation batts during construction can cause penetrating dampness if the wall experiences driving rain

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Tramatic dampness

This is generally the cause of a leaking pipe, drain, tank or radiator. The water is soaked up by the building fabric and the size of the patch steadily increases as more water is absorbed.

It is important that you have the damage inspected by a damp survey as the building fabric may have to have an anti-fungal treatment applied to prevent mould growth.

What We Can Do

We provide damp surveys for people in Glasgow who have any concerns about their property, so if you fear that you have a form of dampness then you should come to us.

We can arrange for a fully qualified building surveyor to come out to your home in Glasgow. At this point, they will carry out a full survey and provide you with a written report on the findings.

Damp surveys are competitively priced so you can expect to pay a reasonable price for the survey to be carried out.

Contact Us

To arrange for a qualified building surveyor to come out to your home in Glasgow, simply give us a call on 0800 520 0347.