Entries by Bryony

So what do you get for the price of a survey?

So you’ve made the monumental decision to move house and you’re busy preparing for all the emotional and financial highs and lows that entails. You’ve found a buyer and you’ve set your heart on a perfect property in a desirable location. However you’re just a little concerned about the damp you’ve noticed on the kitchen […]

It’s condensation season…

Homeowners beware: we are coming into what is known as “condensation season”! Condensation is the most common form of dampness found in properties. It can lead to mould, peeling wallpaper and damage to fabrics, including curtains and the clothes hanging in your wardrobe. Damp can also provide a suitable breeding ground for house mites that, […]

Don’t let autumn showers dampen your spirits

Autumn in Fife: fresh bright mornings, beautiful colours, striking scenery and… rain. As much as we’d like to ignore it, the truth is that Scotland’s rainfall is the highest in the UK, with last year’s September/October drizzle clocking in at 150% over met office averages. Image courtesy of Dan at FreeDigitalPhotos.net Unfortunately, water can have […]

Ten thousand mile Mongol Rally Update

Back in June we were proud to announce sponsorship of STAAG (The University of St Andrews Adventure Group): an intrepid bunch of students on a 10,000-mile pan-continental expedition to raise money for GoHelp’s charity project in Mongolia. The STAAGs were taking part in the Mongol Rally; a marathon road trip in which 879 teams cross […]

13 Greyfriars Garden

Here at The Preservation Company, we’re passionate about our surroundings. Our magnificent medieval town of St Andrews is teeming with cathedrals, castles, botanic gardens and country parks, and boasts some of the most beautiful coastlines and golf courses in this part of the world. St Andrews is also home to Scotland’s first university, founded in […]