Recognition from Property Conservation Association

Rochester Building and Damp have received praise from the Property Conservation Association. Medway based Rochester Building Damp have recently undertaken a number of restoration projects within notable property along the Thanet coastline. The former Birchington-on-Sea holiday home of Charles Dickens has recently received much needed care and attention, as decades of coastal erosion resulted in … Read more

How Does British Standard:7913 Affect You

The principles Rochester Building and Damp work to are clearly covered by the BS7913 standard, which describes best practice in the management and treatment of historic buildings. It applies to historic buildings with and without statutory protection such as Victorian, Edwardian, Georgian, Regency homes from 1700 to 1920. Why we use BS7913 is to provide … Read more

Temporary Closure of Golf and Country Club

Chichester Golf and Country Club will be closed from Monday 14th to Wednesday 23rd September 2020. Major damp proofing works will be undertaken throughout the centrally located Grade II Listed club house (formerly Westbourne Manor) The external perimeter grounds will remain accessible throughout duration of works, with access to golf course strictly prohibited. Further updates … Read more

Alternatives to Traditional Plasters

Martin Sykes of Rochester Building and Damp looks at the alternatives to traditional plasters when seeking to re-cover damp walls, considering the possibilities of impervious coverings along with hybrid and insulated plasterboards.  Traditional plasters have been used on internal walls for thousands of years to create smooth, decorative surfaces. Lime-based plasters, for instance, were being … Read more

Is it Definitely Rising Damp ?

Is it Definitely Rising Damp? Rising damp differentiates from other damp related issues due to a number of key characteristics. Look for the following signs to confirm your problem is rising damp: Tide mark staining, usually yellow or brown hints coming up from the skirting boards. White salty deposits will be left on your wall’s … Read more

Tenants Can Now Sue Landlords If Property Is Damp

Tenants Can Now Sue Landlords If Property Is Damp: Fitness for Human Habitation Act Update 2020 Tenants are now entitled to sue to sue their landlord if their property is unfit for human habitation. If landlords fail to ensure a property is free from an extensive range of problems, including damp and mould, tenants can … Read more

Damp and Coronavirus

Can damp and mould affect my health? Yes, if you have damp and mould in your home you’re more likely to have respiratory problems, respiratory infections, allergies or asthma. Damp and mould can also affect the immune system. Who’s affected? Some people are more sensitive than others, including: babies and children elderly people those with existing skin problems, such … Read more

30% Off All Damp Proofing Throughout Duration of Coronavirus Pandemic

  For many homeowners and landlords, damp is considered to be an unsightly and inconvenient problem that depreciates the value of their property. However, in some cases mould and damp can also cause major health problems which can prove fatal for people with underlying health conditions. Unfortunately, this is especially true during the current coronavirus … Read more

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