Masonry walls are built of a series of individual units – generally brick, stone or flint – with mortar acting as the glue that holds them together. The external face of the finished wall therefore consists of masonry units separated by mortar joints. These joints are known as pointing.
Mortar … Continue reading
Although there are many ways to reduce condensation problems in the home, truth is, relying on a quick fix won’t get rid of your condensation problems permanently or prevent them from returning in the future, it will only reduce them in the short term!
Condensation forms on … Continue reading
Hiring someone to work on the exterior / interior painting can be a huge ending for house owners who are looking to redecorate upgrade their homes. Whereas they might believe they could hold this sort of gigantic, demanding tasks by themselves, they normally perceive that they are in over their … Continue reading
Want a wet room, but not sure whether it will work in your home? Read on for the advantages and disadvantages of wet rooms, along with some expert design tips
Wet rooms are becoming more and more desirable, and they’re a great way to add value to your home. But … Continue reading
While seemingly innocuous, the soil type could have a dramatic impact on your project. Michael Holmes analyses the various ground conditions and foundation solutions, revealing their cost
Soil Types A good starting point is to call your local authority Building Control department. They should be willing, informally, to … Continue reading