Barking in East London used to be part of Essex but since 1965 it has come under the London borough of Havering and is part of the East London district. Home to a wide range of people and industry, this area is earmarked for regeneration with the plans to redevelop a wide area known as Barking Riverside.
This regeneration project is being built on land that was once occupied by Barking Power station and there are plans to build over 10,000 homes. Once the project is completed in 2030 the new development will have a population in excess of 26,000.
This area was originally tidal marshland so if you are considering moving to Barking Riverside it might be a good idea to check out whether it is likely to flood in the future!
Barking may seem like an urban sprawl but this area is certainly on the up. Three-bedroom homes are relatively cheap and are attracting new people to the area in the same way as has been seen in East London.
Barking is an up and coming area and offers great transport links, good schools and a wealth of great properties from new buildings to Edwardian villas. Barking has certainly come a long way from its roots as a fishing village in the 19th century.
Wherever you choose to live, it is important to take care of your property and to ensure that it always looks its best. One easy way to improve the external appearance of any home is to have the roof cleaned professionally. This not only makes your home look fabulous it can protect it for the future.
A professional roof cleaning in Barking can spray your roof with biocide following cleaning and offer added protective sealants to ensure that it is resistant to discoloration and damage from pollution.
It is always a good idea to get your gutters cleaned as an add on treatment after roof cleaning. Although guttering is pretty much unnoticeable to the passer by, this does form a crucial part of the structure of your home. One of the major causes of water damage is due to broken or blocked guttering and if this happens you face a long list of expensive repairs.
Although you may usually carry out your own home maintenance yourself, cleaning your roof and your gutter is a dirty and difficult job without the right equipment. You should never attempt to do this yourself with a pressure washer or you could cause long term and expensive damage because in most cases, the water jet is simply too strong for these functions.
The good news is that there are plenty of roof and gutter cleaning services in Barking. Most work from ground level using extendable water fed poles that are fed from powerful cleaning tools such as a wet and dry vacuum cleaner or low-pressure washing units. Because a professional service has the right equipment, the entire job can be carried out in just one visit with very little disruption to your household.