When we acquired Pentre House it was in a seriously poor state as very little, if any, up-keeping had taken place for many years. There were serious damp problems mainly from the weather penetrating the brick extension walls. The exterior walls had been painted but the paint had detached from the walls so that water was trapped between the paint layer and the wall causing internal dampness that had induced the spread of mould across the ceilings (especially the dining room). Upstairs severe dampness had also been caused by a failed roof gulley. Rainwater had been pouring through this roof section for some years.