April showers threaten Britain’s homes

April 24, 2012 2:30 pm Published by

This April is showering like it’s got something to prove. Spectacular thunderstorms, barrages of marble-sized hailstones, unseasonably cold weather and incessant rainfall has spelt an extra Christmas for meteorologists, and a nightmare for homeowners.   Your immediate concerns are probably for overflowing guttering and leaking roofs; but the damp weather can open the doors to a threat that’s more silent, but equally deadly: mould.   Fungi thrive in damp conditions; and when you consider that many species occupy dead wood as their chosen habitat, it becomes clear how important it is to properly protect the timber beams and battening in your home’s construction.   Believe it or not, the solution to this used to be more wood. Whilst traditional cladding... View Article