Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Damp due to Cavity Wall Insulation

In recent years the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has been advising people to install cavity insulation in their homes as a means to reduce energy costs. Grants are available to those who do so in an effort to reduce energy use and costs to the homeowner. Many homeowners throughout Ireland have availed of these grants and had their cavity walls insulated with polystyrene beads.

So here we are, a few years later, and after many long wet winters and we are seeing several cases of damp and mould in Irish homes. Cavity walls were built for a reason and that reason being that the walls were allowed to breathe. The cavity allows for a certain degree of thermal insulation and protection from driving rain. If rain penetrates the outer layer of the building it will run down the inside of the wall and disappear into the foundations causing no problems. However, cavity insulation is holding the damp in the walls. It is then penetrating the inside layer leading to damp and mould on internal walls.

damp and mould due to cavity wall insulation

Some homeowners are opting to have the cavity wall insulation removed and replaced with dry-lining.

If you are experiencing any of these problems then get in touch and we will provide a full and free assessment of your property and hopefully some useful solutions.

Clare Building Services is a County Clare based building company that has over 20 years experience.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Clare Building Maintenance agrees partnership with Frontline Energy and Environmental

Clare Building Maintenance is delighted to announce a new partnership with Dublin based energy and facilities management company Frontline Energy and Environmental. 

Frontline Energy & Environmental is a well established facilities management and energy services company based in Dublin with clients in the commercial and industrial sectors.

This partnership will facilitate Clare Building Maintenance further developing their facilities management operations in the Mid-West.

To find out more about our office / commercial building maintenance services contact John Galvin @087-0556154 or see our website.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

New Decking for the summer?

If your decking is around ten years old then it may need to be replaced, especially if it it hasn't been regularly maintained.

What timber should you use?

Most DIY stores will want to sell you a treated softwood. This tends to be the most popular and cost effective solution and should last 10 to 15 years depending on maintenance.

Another option is a hardwood but you can expect to pay almost three times more for a hardwood.

Composite timber which is a plastic and timber composite material is becoming very popular. The downside with using the material is that it can become slippy after rain. However, it requires very little maintenance and has a longer life.

A deck is a lovely feature in any garden, large or small, and provide an attractive dining and relaxation area in the garden.

We can offer you a free quote for your garden deck so get in touch.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Kitchens from Clare Building Maintenance

Clare Building Maintenance specialise in kitchen remodeling and extensions for new kitchens.

We believe that the kitchen is the heart of the home and should be bright, airy and welcoming. This is the space that most modern families live in, cook in and entertain in and more and more people are investing in.

Storage space is one of the most important aspects of any new kitchen design. The space doesn't have to be big but it has to function well.

We offer our clients a choice of off-the-shelf flat-pack kitchens and custom made bespoke kitchens. We can provide the best solution for your budget.

For clients looking for quality hand painted or wood or gloss finished kitchens we can provide the best quality kitchen solutions offering great attention to detail.

Check out our website or call John Galvin @ 087-0556154.
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