Saturday, 26 September 2015

Pennington Home with Duplex Flatlet for SALE

All building alterations, additions, painting, swimming pool done by E & D Building over a 10 year period.

This remarkable home is filled with tons of space. 3 bedrooms one on en suite. 2 bathrooms Open plan kitchen with oak and granite finishes, leads onto diningroom and kitchen. Single garage converted into an office or guest room.
Duplex flatlet with 2 bedrooms, bathroom and lounge.
Neat garden with pool and entertainment area.
Price R1.3million

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Green Algae on Exterior Walls

If exterior areas of your home are in the shade and hold moisture, they can develop unsightly green algae. The length of time the algae has been on the siding determines how difficult it will be to remove the algae. Normal cleaning with laundry or dishwashing detergent can remove new algae formation, but it's necessary to use a stronger cleaner and method of cleaning for older algae.

Household bleach can be used directly onto the problem areas. A word of caution, good gloves and a mask is required. 
For any further ALGAE GO requirements, contact 082 444 8904.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Painting Project - Pennington

Painting done over 3 weeks. 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom, external bedroom and bathroom, Double storey flatlet - 2 bedrooms, bathroom and lounge. External walls, garages. The original colour was a eggshell. Treatments on walls with damp rise, undercoat and 3 x final coat, sanding windows, treated and painted. Sanding cupboards, bedroom doors, treated and painted white
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Monday, 16 February 2015

Rising Damp

Rising Damp – What is it?

Rising Damp is caused by moisture rising from the ground into the walls of a building. Damp is able to rise up the walls because most construction materials contain tiny pores. These pores ‘suck’ water from the ground, causing moisture to rise up the wall in the same way that oil rises through the wick of a lamp.

How high does it rise?
The height to which rising damp will rise up a wall depends on a number of factors including the size of the pores in the wall, the type of wallpaper or paint on the wall, and the degree of dampness in the ground. In most cases, rising damp is unlikely to rise above 1.5 metres. However, in extreme cases (e.g. where the wall has been covered with an impervious membrane) moisture can rise more than 2 metres up the wall.
How do I know if I have Rising Damp?
Diagnosis of dampness in buildings should be carried out by a professional, however, typical signs of rising damp include:
·         * Signs of dampness limited to bottom 1.5m of ground-floor walls
·         * Damp or decayed skirting boards
·         * Salt deposits on the wall surface

Rising damp and mould can affect a person’s health. Don’t let your house wreck your health!