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Safeguard survey discovers it’s not-so-grim Up North

A poll of tenanted households, conducted by YouGov on behalf of Safeguard Europe, the UK’s leading specialist in damp-proofing and waterproofing technology, has revealed a new North-South divide.  Renters living in the South are more likely to encounter damp and mould in their homes than those living in the North.

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Safeguard’s Stormdry dries out seaside tower block

Residents of a 12-storey tower block on the Essex coast are now enjoying damp-free conditions and unspoilt interiors after contractors waterproofed their building with  Stormdry Masonry Protection Cream from Safeguard Europe – the UK’s leading specialist in damp-proofing and waterproofing technology.

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Tenant complaints could soar with Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018

The recently introduced Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 – which came into force in March – potentially heralds a significant increase in tenant complaints against landlords whose properties fail to live up to ‘fitness’ standards according to new research from YouGov. The findings of the YouGov poll, commissioned by damp-proofing experts Safeguard Europe, show that, in the light ...

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Safeguard welcomes new law to ensure rented homes are habitable

March 20th 2019 saw the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 become law. The act forces private landlords to ensure their properties are fit for people to live in, addressing issues including repairs, freedom from damp and ventilation.

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Four-step solution for penetrating damp

A new CPD seminar created by Safeguard Europe – the UK’s leading specialist in damp-proofing and waterproofing technology –  sets out four steps to help architects, builders and other specifiers to deal with both the causes of penetrating damp and the factors which can exacerbate the problem. There are many reasons why rainwater can penetrate masonry walls: from porous Victorian ...

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