How to stop feeling ashamed of your house!

Do people point and laugh at your home when walking by? Can you not bear to look at the condition of the exterior? Have people mistaken it for an abandoned property?!

Do you despair you could never afford to have it properly fixed and painted? Think again.

If you are planning on having relatives around this Christmas time, OK they aren’t probably going to judge you on how you keep your home. …….Or will they? Read More


Good boy! The dogs who sniff out damp and dry rot in buildings

Dry rot, damp, mould and other horrors can ruin a home, especially an older, or even historic building. Over the years many methods and tricks have been tried out to locate dry rot in houses, but as the damage is often hidden, how do you find dry rot without ripping the place apart?

Step forward man’s best friend and dry rot’s worst enemy: Damp dogs.

Yes, I am being serious, and April fool’s day was ages ago.

There now exists companies who locate dry rot, often hidden in large buildings, by ignoring modern technology and gadgets, and using dogs instead….. Read More


We can paint your house exterior in autumn and winter!

Did you know your home Can be painted during winter? You didn’t? Well it CAN!

Our hardy teams are still braving the weather and weatherproofing homes and businesses across the United Kingdom as we speak, but how do they do it? 

No-one (apart from polar bears and penguins) really like the weather at this time of year, and the day I am writing this, I’m feeling guilty as I am sat in a nice warm office whilst our teams are out in the cold! Read More