Dry rot in Keighley

Case study: dry rot in Keighley

admin Wet rot & dry rot

We recently visited a beautiful but neglected property in Keighley with a serious case of dry rot. We were asked to survey the property as a local Buddhist group are considering purchasing it. The building has had various uses since its heyday as a grand family home, and was most recently occupied by a firm of accountants. The photos below …

Phillip at Multiskill Conditioning House

Conditioning House, Bradford

admin Damp, Wet rot & dry rot, Woodworm

We’ve been lucky enough to look around the historic Conditioning House on Canal Road in Bradford several times recently. As experts in damp and timber treatments, we’ve been asked to survey the building by Priestley Construction, with a view to chemical treatment to all timbers. Priestley Construction is the building contractor on this huge and prestigious job. Priestley Construction is …

mould and damp in rented properties

A landlord’s responsibilities for damp and mould

admin Damp, Wet rot & dry rot

As a landlord, it’s your legal responsibility to make sure your property is free of damp and mould. A survey of 4,500 tenants on behalf of Shelter and British Gas found that almost half had lived in a property with damp, mould or both in the past year. Here at Multiskill, we do see a lot of confusion about who’s …

Dry rot in timber

Perfect weather for dry rot & wet rot

admin Damp, Wet rot & dry rot

Much as we’re loving the sunshine, unfortunately the current weather conditions are perfect for allowing wet and dry rot to thrive.  A deluge of rain followed warm summer days creates the ideal environment for both wet rot and dry rot to take hold, creating issues with damp. We’re members of the Property Care Association, and Steve Hodgson, Chief Executive had …