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22 Mar 2017

RTM Services – K Rend

Now is the time for Exterior K Rendering! Keeping it simple, external rendering is simply a coating that is applied to the outside walls of a building. This is done to provide a protective coating to the building, preventing rain from penetrating in. Exterior rendering doubles up as a nice decorative finish, enhancing the buildings […]

14 Mar 2017

Challenge us – ‘Room in a Day!’

We are asking YOU, past and present customers, Facebook followers and avid social media scroll-ers, to challenge us with our ‘Room in a Day’ challenge! Want to know more details? Then read on! What is the ‘Room in a Day’ challenge? We’ve put together a little challenge whereby you get in touch with us about […]

22 Feb 2017

Seasonal condensation and how it can affect your house

What is condensation? Condensation occurs when water vapour in the air changes into water liquid. In other words, it is where the water in the air within your home comes into contact with a surface that is colder. This causes the water vapour to turn into its liquid form, known as condensing. This is why […]

22 Feb 2017

Ultrotherm: Everything you need to know to save on energy bills

What is ultrotherm? Ultrotherm is used on solid walls as an internal insulation system. With the use of Ultrotherm, walls can be insulated without having to make expensive modifications and adjustments to windows, covings, skirting boards and radiators. Although Ultrotherm is only 12mm thick, it will typically reduce the loss of heat through a 9-inch […]

30 Nov 2016

Leaks in your home: everything you need to know

Burst pipes can be absolutely devastating no matter the size, shape or age of your house. With this being said, it’s also worth noting that they are one of the most common plumbing problems within homes across the country. Understanding why pipes burst can help you to prevent the problem, potentially saving you a great […]

19 Nov 2016

Its winter.. and that means Condensation!

What is condensation? If you’ve taken a cold canned drink out of the fridge before and noticed that there are droplets of water on the sides of the can, then you’ll have seen condensation face-to-face. This is all related to the air, temperature and water vapour. When air passes over the surface of the can, […]

3 Nov 2016

What are the causes of damp?

In our last article we looked at the affects of damp, where we discussed the three main ‘types: Condensation damp Penetrating damp Rising damp These are caused by differing environmental factors that change the condition of your homes structure. Some older houses are often very well ventilated; though once you begin to insulate them it […]

25 Oct 2016

Why we are damp specialists and our FREE damp survey

With over 25 years of industry experience, you can rely on RTM services to diagnose and treat any damp issues you may have in your property. We will locate any damp issues within any property throughout London with the use of our free, no-obligation damp surveys. It is common for homeowners to ignore signs or […]

29 Sep 2016

Damp: Affecting your health… and the potential sale of your house!

Whatever you do – DO NOT ignore damp! Damp can cause serious damage, not only to the structure of your house, but to your health too. There are three main types of damp: Condensation damp: caused by moist air condensing on walls (very common in kitchens and bathrooms) Penetrating damp: caused by water seeping / […]

17 Sep 2016

The dangers of woodworm in your home

Woodworm is a common problem in the UK, so we thought we’d put together a quick post about what it is, how it is caused and the damage that can be done. What is woodworm? Woodworm is the term used for the wood-eating larvae of different types of beetle species. Woodworm is also the generic […]

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