Is your building safe?
Maintaining a building is a continual process and should not be restricted to the winter months. It is well recorded now that weather patterns are changing such that extreme events such as significant changes in temperature and thunder storms can occur at any time of the year. This can have a significant impact on your property if it is not well maintained.
Delaying repairs and routine maintenance work is false economy. Regular remedial work to keep your building wind and water tight can save you money in the longer term as often damage caused by water penetration can go unnoticed until the problem becomes very serious.
If you require guidance on what to do and what to look out for, there is a wealth of information available. Some good examples are:-
Whilst both are aimed at tenemental properties, they will be of assistance to all property owners.
Spending a little time and effort now can reduce the risk of being hit by significant bills in the future.
If you live in a conservation area or in a listed building you may be able to source financial assistance from Perth & Kinross Heritage Trust.