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March signals the start of British summertime where dryer, warmer days arrive (hopefully) and it is the perfect time to get your garden into great condition to prepare for the sunnier months ahead.


At Sovereign we have a wide range of products which can help transform any outdoor space or garden area – allowing you to relax in your perfect setting during the warm summer days.


If the winter has left your garden patio or path in poor condition then we have one product that will help eradicate algae and grime, Sovereign Masonry Sterilising Wash. Over time, paths and patios can easily become susceptible to various green growths, mould and algae. Masonry Sterilising Wash will help remove lichen, mould and algae from brickwork, masonry, stone, tiles and other building materials and is available to buy online at www.sovchem.co.uk.


Another essential product for getting your garden ready for the summer months is Sovereign’s Easy Paving Grout, the perfect product to use after cleaning your patio or garden path and rejuvenating the area. This resin coated aggregate is brushed into any suitably prepared joints in paving to point up. Just leave the grout to set and then the next day you can simply sweep up any excess. Easy Paving Grout is much faster to install and more durable than traditional sand/cement based mortar or jointing compounds, and the grout also binds firmly to pavers, while allowing surface water to pass through.


There is no better way to complete your job than by sealing the surface of your newly prepared patio or path with one of Sovereign’s specialist sealers such as Path and Drive Sealer. This product is a clear sealer that boasts deep penetration into path flagstones and garden paths – giving an effective clean finish while also providing protection against stains caused by oils, dirt and water.


Give your garden timber a makeover with Sovereign SX70. This woodstain is available in a range of attractive colours. It provides long lasting protection whilst allowing the natural beauty of the wood grain to show through. SX70 contains the perfect blend of water repellents, waxes, UV stabilisers and fungicides to provide a protection from all that nature can throw at your wood.


Prepare your garden for the summer months, using one of Sovereign’s path and patio products as part of our huge range available to buy online at sovchem.co.uk with FREE DELIVERY to mainland UK on all orders with a value of £75 or over (excluding VAT).

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October to April are months that any home may become susceptible to condensation, and is generally known as "Condensation Season". While condensation can occur any time of the year, homes are generally more at risk during the colder winter months when the warm moist air comes into contact with the cold surfaces, resulting in the water deposits of condensation.


Sovereign Condensation Blog

There are a number of signs that can determine whether an area has fallen victim to condensation, ranging from subtle signals of misted windows and water droplets on window sills to more extreme signs of black spot mould growth. Unless this is treated, condensation can bring quite the unsightly addition of mould to a room - particularly on external walls, corners and behind furniture. 


Sovereign are THE experts in condensation, its causes, symptoms and solutions and are on hand to help you combat any condensation problems this winter offering a wide range of condensation and mould control products. A condensation problem should never be left untreated for too long, as condensation could eventually lead to wood rot on any condensation affected timbers - resulting in a much pricier means of remedy. 


Sovereign's Dentolite Sterilising Solution and Scrub Out Black Mould are powerful biocide solutions which, when applied, will clean and sterilise any black mould associated with condensation. Dentolite should be used before a redecoration to sterilise the area. 


Sovereign Condensation BlogSovereign also offer a range of condensation control equipment available online at www.sovchem.co.uk. This selection can be used for prevention against any further condensation outbreaks in a home. One such piece of condensation prevention equipment is the Sovereign Auto Concure 20/20 unit. This positive input ventilation unit provides a constant stream of warm, fresh, filtered air that raises the Dew Point, ventilates the home and offers a highly effective solution to damp problems caused by condensation.


In addition to our condensation control units and mould removal solutions we also sell Fungi-Chek Anti-Mould Paint which will work to prevent any future black mould re-growth. 


As with all our orders, we offer FREE DELIVERY to Mainland UK customers on all orders with a value of £75 or over (excluding VAT). Fight condensation this winter with our condensation control and mould removal solutions.

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Prepare for Low Winter Temperatures with Sovereign

 

With the cold winter months finally here, it’s important for all our customers to understand the effects colder winter temperatures will have on any of the building chemicals that you will be using in your work. Storing products or supplies in an unheated storage unit overnight (such as your van or garage) in low winter temperatures can often affect the overall quality of the products, especially any water based products such as Aqua-Chek Water Repellent or Sovereign Waterproofer. This is why we recommend a minimum storage and usage temperature of 5oC on many of our products which are available to buy online.


Common Problems When Preparing for Winter


When storing products in incorrect temperatures, problems that can occur include increased and poor setting times of cement based products such as Sovereign Renderlite and Porcel Flex. Water based chemicals which freeze due to low temperatures may also be irreparably damaged.


Sovereign Products in Low Freezing ConditionsPrepare for Winter Conditions: Antifreeze Solutions


Sovereign Chemicals offer an ideal solution for working withproducts in colder temperatures such as Sovereign Super Concentrated Antifreeze and Rapid Setter. This highly effective super concentrated additive, available to buy online, is useful for rendering, bricklaying, block work and mortars in colder winter temperatures. This product works to increase the hydration of cement in mortars and renders allowing work to continue down to 5oC.


Prepare for Winter Working Conditions


Prepare for the colder winter working conditions through effective storage and using cold temperature product aids such as Sovereign Super Concentrate Antifreeze and Rapid Setter which is available to buy online at www.sovchem.co.uk, we offer FREE DELIVERY to Mainland UK on all orders with a value of £75 or over (excluding VAT).

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Condensation and mould is something of a scourge in the modern home, and it can be difficult to get rid of. If your home suffers from condensation and its effects, then it's well worth understanding how it occurs so that you can take steps to eliminate its causes.


Sovereign Condensation BrochureWhat is Condensation and Mould?

The atmosphere around us always contains a certain level of moisture held in the form of water vapour. This can vary according to the air temperature; however, cool air holds less moisture than warm air. However, as with anything containing water there's a limit to the amount which can be held. When the atmosphere can hold no more water vapour it is said to have reached saturation point.

This can happen when moist, warm air comes into contact with the glass of a window on a cold day. The excess vapour then condenses into tiny water droplets. These droplets may at first appear as a fine mist on cold smooth surfaces such as windows, but as more moisture accumulates these minute droplets may merge into trickles of water.


Common Causes of Condensation and Mould

We are ourselves a major cause of atmospheric moisture. Our breath is laden with moisture and our sweat evaporates. We can easily produce a litre and a half of water each day. Other causes of moisture production can be found in the domestic routine; bathing, washing and drying clothes, and cooking can produce many litres of water daily. This water is released into the atmosphere until it reaches saturation point.


The drive towards warmer, better insulated and draught proof homes has led to houses which are far more airtight than they once were. This results in poor levels of ventilation which in itself can create condensation. Inadequate insulation and heating will also add to the problem.


How to Avoid Condensation and Mould

You can help to reduce the level of condensation and mould in your home by developing good habits. Keep the doors into steamy areas such as kitchens and bathrooms closed but windows in these rooms open, as much as conveniently possible so that moisture laden air can be vented outside rather than find its way into other parts of the house. Make sure bathrooms are warm prior to use. Keep bedrooms ventilated at night. Avoid drying clothes inside on radiators, drying racks or using unvented tumble driers.


Products to Help with Condensation and Mould

To assist you in preventing condensation occurring in your home, our condensation products, available to buy online, will serve you well. The new Sovereign Auto Concure 20/20 Unit providing Positive Input Ventilation is the simplest and most effective retrofit solution for the control of condensation and its associated problems in existing properties. Choosing this unit is an inexpensive way of controlling the effects of condensation and improving the overall indoor air quality of a home.


For homes that have already fallen victim to the build-up of black mould, we offer a variety of cleaners and paints to remove and prevent the appearance of mould. Our Dentolite Sterilising Solution and Scrub Out Black Mould are both fungicidal cleaners which can be used to treat mould. We also provide innovative anti-mould paints such as Fungi-Chek and Sovereign Anticon Emulsion, which are available in Brilliant White and Magnolia. This emulsion contains powerful fungicides making it ideal for use in Bathrooms and Kitchens where black mould commonly occurs, or indeed can be used throughout the home.

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Now that the winter season is upon us it is imporant for our customers to consider the effects colder temperatures will have on any of the building chemicals that you will be using in your work. If you store products or suppies in an unheated storage unit overnight, such as in your van or garage, the low winter temperatures can often affect the overall quality of products, especially any water based products such as (Aqua-Chek Water Repellent & Waterproofer) - this is why at Sovereign we recommend a minimum storage and usage temperature of 5oC on many of our products.

 

Prepare for Winter TemperaturesPrepare for winter: Common Problems

Problems that can occur with incorrect temperatures storage include increased and poor setting times of cement based products such as (Renderlite & Porcel Flex). Water based chemicals which freeze due to low temperatures may also be irreparably damaged.

 

Prepare for winter: Antifreeze Solutions

At Sovereign we offer an ideal solution for working with products in colder temperatures such as Sovereign Super Concentrated Antifreeze & Rapid Setter. This highly effective super concentrated additive is useful for bricklaying, rendering, block work and mortars in colder temperatures. This product works to increase the hydration of cement in mortars and renders allowing work to continue down to -8oC

 

Prepare for winter working conditions

Make sure you are prepared for the colder working conditions this winter through effective storage and using cold temperature product aids such as Sovereign Super Concentrate Antifreeze & Rapid Setter available to buy online at www.sovchem.co.uk with free delivery to Mainland UK on all orders with a value of £75 or over (excluding VAT).

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