Start of Condensation Season 2015-16

With the first day of Autumn and the cooler evening temperatures, condensation season has returned. Condensation can be a significant problem for homeowners in the winter months as the external air temperature falls, water from the air forms as condensation on cold surfaces such as windows and external walls. This usually occurs between October and April. Biocraft has… Read more »

Specialist damp surveys in Hampshire

Biocraft carried out a specialist damp survey at an office in Hartley Wintney, Hampshire to investigate suspected rising dampness. We found that the wall was affected by penetrating dampness due to defective guttering and painted over drip groove on the window sill. The wall was very damp but would be expected to dry back once… Read more »

Photo of the Week

  Each week, we at Biocraft would like to share photos of various activities that Biocraft carry out This week’s photo of the week: “Suspected rising damp in Caversham” – it was a leak from the washing machine A property owner in Caversham, Berkshire contacted us after being told that they had rising dampness in their… Read more »

Cut in winter heating guidance

Families could reduce energy bills by following new guidance from Public Health England on recommended heating levels. Last winter, it said rooms occupied during the day should be kept at a minimum of 21C, and 18C at night. But now it has altered its view to a new recommendation of at least 18C day or… Read more »

Launch of the NHBC Technical Extra – Issue 16

NHBC Technical Extra November 2014 – Issue 16 The National House Building Council (NHBC) has this week launched the NHBC Technical Extra November 2014 – Issue 16 which introduces the chapter: ‘Waterproofing of basements and other below ground structures’. This new chapter is a key component in NHBC’s drive to improve basement construction. It is a chapter that… Read more »

Flood Defence & Prevention Expo

Flood Defence & Prevention Expo On the 4th & 5th December, the Flood Defence & Prevention Expo will open it’s doors to over 2,000 industry professionals at the ExCeL London exhibition. The expo is the official launch of the Flood Protection Group and there will include an extensive seminar and workshop schedule as well as live panel debates, and… Read more »

Biocraft achieve Acclaim Accreditation

What is Acclaim Acclaim Accreditation is a health and safety accreditation service which is developed by ‘Constructionline’, exclusively to its members. The service enables Biocraft to be assessed for health & safety through a credible and trustworthy source therefore providing contractors, sub-contractors and material suppliers to get pre-qualified and health & safety checked. Acclaim is built on… Read more »

Biocraft is regional winner in FMB Master Builder of the Year award

What is FMB The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) is the largest trade association for the building industry in the UK. It was first established in 1941 to protect the interests of small to medium sized building firms at the local and national level. The FMB is an independent, non profit association, established to focus concentrated support… Read more »