Rainwater Disposal

Rainwater Disposal

Effective disposal of rainwater from your building is crucial.  Blocked gutters and downpipes, (known as rhones in Scotland) can overflow resulting in the saturation of masonry and timber elements of your building. This can cause masonry decay, pointing failure and dry rot.  Check and clear your rainwater goods regularly. Learn More…

Common Problems - Roof

Pitched Roof Coverings

The roof of a building is its top hat, keeping rainwater away from the building and keeping its fabric dry and in good condition.  Even small defects in a roof covering can lead to water entering your building.  If this is in loft space you may not be aware of a leak until it is quite advanced.  Check your roof covering regularly. Learn More…

Common Problems - Chimneys

Chimneys

Chimneys can be functional and add character to your property.  By their nature chimney stacks rise above roof level and are very exposed to inclement weather.  If not maintained in good condition they will be vulnerable to damage in high winds and could become a danger to you and the general public. Learn More…

Common Problems - Windows

Timber Sash & Case Windows

Windows are often referred to as being the eyes of a building and are an intrinsic part of its character as well as providing light and ventilation.   Original timber windows are very durable if paint finishes are maintained in good condition and the risk of timber rot removed. Learn More…

Common Problems - Stonemasonry and Pointing

Stonemasonry and Pointing

Stone is a porous material and can be damaged by unwanted water saturation.   Water will accelerate decay and may penetrate into the fabric of the building.  Maintaining those building elements designed to take water away from your building and repointing with an appropriate mortar when it becomes necessary can prevent unnecessary decay and the need for expensive stone replacement. Learn More…