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Cavity wall tie failure and replacement

8th May 2017

Cracks, bulging or bowing walls are clear signs that a property maybe suffering from a structural problem.  A common cause of this can be down to wall tie failure. What are cavity wall ties? Cavity walls consist of two half brick leaves, the inner leaf and the external leaf, usually with a 50mm cavity in-between….

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Damp

The structural problems to look out for in your property

6th May 2017

There are many structural problems a property could have that could result in damage to its integrity; ranging from the easily noticeable, to the barely there. Identifying structural problems is half the battle. Something that doesn’t seem like a big problem at first can worsen to the point that it becomes much more difficult to…

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What is radon and how does it affect us?

30th April 2017

Radon is a colourless, odourless gas that is formed when there is a breakdown of Uranium. Now, many of you might be wondering what on earth this has to do with the services we provide here at ProTen, but, Uranium is present in the ground we walk on, rocks and soil, this means that whenever…

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6 Signs that indicate a possible structural problem in your property

9th April 2017

Structural damage in a property is not uncommon, and can range from the glaringly obvious, such as a huge crack in the wall, to something that is barely visible. Being able to recognise the early warning signs is half the battle of finding the cure. In this post, we’re going highlight the six most common…

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Condensation

Condensation: can it be stopped?

20th February 2017

Three words: Positive Input Ventilation. Condensation is a problem which can be distressing to live with and often hard to get rid of. In its less serious form, condensation may steam up windows and mirrors but in more severe cases, it can cause a whole host of problems: Damage to walls, plasters, timbers and furnishings…

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Why you should never buy a property without a pre-purchase survey

18th February 2017

Buying a property is likely to be the biggest purchase we make in our lifetimes and as this, it is vital to make sure that the property you are committing to is sound in every possible way. The consequences of not having a survey could be huge not just in financial terms but also in…

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