Home Maintenance Advice and Tips | Martin Street, Builder Gosport

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Home Maintenance Advice and Tips

Internal Damp/Mould

Mould and damp patches on internal walls and ceilings are not necessarily from a leak. They could be as a result of a lack of ventilation in the room, especially in the coldest areas of the house normally north facing.

Damp Prevention

Keep a window open when you are cooking or use the extractor fan if you have one. Dry clothes outside when possible or in the bathroom with a window open and the door closed. Leave the bathroom window open or extractor fan on to clear steam created by a shower or bath. Outside, check for vegetation growing up or near your walls which could cause damp.

Leaks Around Windows

Leaks around windows particularly at the top are not necessarily as a result of a leaking window, the problem could be faulty or non-existent cavity trays in the brickwork above.

Roof Problems

Leaking roofs can be caused by old or damaged shingles or improper flashing. These problems are usually inexpensive to solve. If you have a flat roof check it for damage and any sitting water.

Roof Maintenance

Take a good look at your roof – from a distance, across the street or the bottom of your garden – for slipped tiles – particularly after rough weather.

Guttering & Fascias

It's important to keep gutters free of debris as overflows will cause damage to your walls and foundations.

Exterior Paintwork

Keep an eye on your exterior paintwork and repair any flaking areas. You may want to book a decorator for the summer. Repair and paint any external woodwork including fencing, fascias, window frames and doors.

Home Extension Plans

It's best to have plans drawn prior to contacting builders for quotes for extensions.

Painting & Decorating

Take time to prepare surfaces prior to decorating as the final result will reflect the time taken on prep work.

“Repointing brickwork.”

The appearance of the house exterior has been greatly improved by the work carried out by Martin. We will definitely use him again and recommend to friends.

Customer from Gosport


conservatory guttering


a repaired brick wall


painting and decorating


tiling for kitchens and bathrooms
  • General painting and decorating,
  • Guttering,
  • uPVC fascias and soffits,
  • Free estimates,
  • Brickwork and brickwork repairs to defective wall,
  • Repointing and replacing wall ties,
  • Masonry repairs, repairs to damaged windows and sills,
  • Supplying and installing new fencing,
  • New gates, porches and roofing,
  • Lintels,
  • Garden paths,
  • Replacing cupboards,
  • Floor levelling,
  • Plastering,
  • Repair of water damage,
  • Replacement plasterboard,
  • Tiling,
  • Doors fitted with frame and stops.

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