Originating many years ago as local family owned building firm with a sideline in mould and ingress control, Rochester Building and Damp has since developed into Medway’s Premier Independent Damp Proofing Service. The business model has changed once or twice over the decades, but years of experience coupled with our own innovative conservation solutions has … Read more

Rochester Building and Damp Owner Moves to Margate

The commercial flood damage contract for Thanet Council has now been extended to early 2023. Therefore our temporary office in Cliftonville will remain operational throughout the duration of works. The temporary office address is –  Rochester Building and Damp, East Northdown Business Centre, George Hill Road, CT9 3FF  As owner of Rochester Building and Damp, … Read more


Rochester Building and Damp only undertake non-toxic and environmentally friendly timber preservation treatments. Whether it’s a woodworm infestation, wet-rot or dry-rot, we ensure your property can remain occupied immediately after treatment. Rochester Building and Damp are experts in treating timber that’s either been infested by wood boring insects or afflicted with fungal decay. TIMBER PRESERVATION … Read more


Whether  you’re selling or buying a property, woodworm and fungal decay is a always cause for immediate concern. Perhaps you’ve no intention of moving house, but recently discovered that dry-rot or wet-rot has begun to permeate your joists, skirting boards or floorboards. In 2019, Rochester Building and Damp were voted the South East’s Premier Independent … Read more

Magnetic DPC Units only £60

A fantastic opportunity to purchase the latest innovation in damp proofing. Rochester Building and Damp are offering wall-mounted magnetic DPC units for only £60.00 (plus £5.00 p+p) The damp prevention units can be fixed to any damp wall within your property.  Developed in Italy, the use of a magnetic damp proof course has recently gained … Read more

A New Damp Proofing Operative at Rochester Building and Damp

As owner of Rochester Building and Damp I’m pleased to welcome a new contactor to the firm. With experience in tanking and land drainage, Malcolm O’Callahan has worked in commercial and industrial flood damage in both Yorkshire and Kent. After receiving PDAⒸ accreditation while working for Pegasus PLC in his hometown of Conisborough, he briefly … Read more

The Science of Rising Damp

Rising damp is the upward movement of ground water through a permeable masonry wall. The water rises through the pores in the masonry via a process called capillarity. Capillarity is a process whereby water molecules are electrochemically attracted to mineral surfaces, enabling water to move vertically through pores of a certain size despite the counteractive … Read more

Period, Listed & Heritage Property in Medway

What is it about older properties that we love so much?  From humble alms houses to grand stately homes, why are we prepared to risk costly drainage problems, dodgy roofing issues or restrictive planning covenants?  There is an unquantifiable feeling in a period property that you just don’t get in a new build. Unlike the blank page … Read more

Different Types of Damp

There are two main causes of dampness in your property: rising damp and penetrating damp. Each has different causes and treatments. Rising Damp Rising Damp is a very real possibility wherever a wall is in contact with the ground. The soil, which normally has a high moisture content, acts as a reservoir. The evaporation of … Read more

Damp Oast-House Enquiry

[email protected]   03/01/2022 – 09:46 Martin, Happy New Year to you. Rochester Building and Damp has been recommended to me by our architect and I desperately need your help. We have renovated and extensively enlarged a 150 year old stone property. It was originally an oasthouse with elongated attached lodgings and stables. The entire building … Read more

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