Monthly Archives: February 2013

Tax Incentives 2013 – Living City Initiative – Georgian Buildings

A new initiative has been announced in the ‘Finance Bill 2013’ called the ‘Living City Initiative, a Pilot Project for Urban Regeneration’. Under new tax incentives in 2013, the scheme will encourage owner occupiers and business owners to renovate and restore their Georgian buildings and old historic buildings in certain targeted city areas. We look […]

Dampness – Rising Damp – Damp Proofing – Ireland

If the walls in your house are damp, this is not necessarily a case of rising damp. This article covers the difference between dampness and rising damp and explains what is damp proofing? It also covers some of the associate risks of living in a damp house. What is Rising Damp? Rising damp is the […]

Dublin City Centre – Regeneration of Thomas Street

There have been plans for a major regeneration of Thomas Street for a number of years now. Dublin City Council, in conjunction with the Dublin Civic Trust, had produced a document in 2009 whereby it identified the area as a special ‘Architectural Conservation Area’. Dublin City Council were supportive of regeneration plans but to date, […]

Wet Rot – Treatment for Wet Rot

The below article details the causes of wet rot, how to identify wet rot, and what are the available wet rot treatments What is Wet Rot? Wet rot is basically the natural process by which wood decays in the presence of high levels of moisture, and if left untreated can cause structural house problems. It relies on a high moisture […]