Replastering our house

Replastering our house

When we bought our house we knew it would need to be replastered. Surely enough, after stripping back the layers of stubbon old wallpaper we were left with a lot of crumbly old lime plaster that simply could not be patched. Here I will outline the steps we took to obtain a beautifully smooth newly […]

How to buy a renovation property with a mortgage

How to buy a renovation property with a mortgage

If you are looking to buy a house that needs some renovation work doing to it and you want to obtain a mortgage on the property then you may find that the mortgage provider will not lend on the house until certain works have been completed. You then have three options: 1. Complete the works […]

Damp Proof Course – Electro Osmosis and Damp Proof Membrane

Damp Proof Course – Electro Osmosis and Damp Proof Membrane

As part of the survey process before we bought the property we had to obtain a damp and timber survey. The results of this survey were pretty damning, although to be honest, I’m pretty sure they over exaggerated their findings in order to try to obtain work. Their damp proof reader picked up damp on […]