Rochester Building and Damp – Building of the Month

Building of the Month September 2019: The Old Forge, Canterbury Photo: Adrian Brennan  Canterbury is an attractive historic city, with numerous listed buildings from churches and abbeys to banks and almshouses. Practically the whole of Bishop Lane where this building is located, are listed; as is much else in the area. Although not many other … Read more

Flood Prevention, Flood Damage and Flood Property Repair in Chatham, Rochester, Strood and Gillingham

Medway Flood Prevention and Repair 10 Jun – 17 Aug Following recent inclement weather, Rochester Building and Damp are prioritising flood prevention and flood damage in the Medway area until 17th August 2019. Residential, commercial and industrial works are all potentially applicable for a 30% government subsidy. Rochester Building and Damp intend to pass this … Read more

Business Hub Q & A, June 2019 and Continental Methodology Promotion

Business Hub Medway Q & A Session, Saturday 1st June 2019 Sponsored by 151 Products Ltd. On the evening of Saturday 1st June, Rochester Building and Damp representatives Emma Page (pictured below) and Matthew Cross successfully provided a series of informative answers to a barrage of questions from a number of attendees at the 10th … Read more

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A Study of Victorian Terrace Property within Rochester East Ward

Our Services Rochester Building and Damp is primarily a damp proofing business specalising in structural building works. Our specific knowledge and experience of historic local architecture, antiquated building practices and archaic construction methodology, distinguishes us from our competitors within the ‘timber and damp’ industry.  Irrespective of whether a building maintains listed status, Medway-based Victorian era … Read more

Updated Basement Regulations and Medway Fault Lines

  Many older properties in Medway have a basement or cellar. Originally intended as a sub-floor location for storage, most notably solid fuel; the majority of basements today are severely affected by saturation-level ingress. Therefore ‘tanking’ the basement remains a necessity if considering any form of conversion. Regulations regarding cellar/basement conversions have historically been perceived … Read more

Canterbury Cathedral Visitors: Important Notice

The Trinity Chapel within Canterbury Cathedral will be closed from  Wednesday 1st May to Monday 13th May. Rochester Building and Damp secured a maintenance contract in September 2018.  Work commencing on Wednesday 1st represents our first major undertaking with the historic cathedral since obtaining the contract. Visitors will be permitted through The Nave, Crossing and … Read more

Damp Coastal Property, The Historic Origins of Damp Proofing and Recognition for the Whitehall Report

            Contrary to popular opinion, the origin of damp proofing has it’s roots not within construction but in ship building. Only in recent years has Lord Alexander Wolstenholme (1720-1804) received recognition as a forgotten pioneer who took known methods of nautical damp proofing and applied them to ingress afflicted property … Read more

Local Business Endorsed by Rochester Building & Damp

    Chatham Chinese Herbal Centre At Rochester Building and Damp, we strongly believe in supporting efficient, professional and trustworthy local businesses. Chatham Chinese Herbal Centre  Unit 82, First Floor (Close to Wilkinson’s) 117 Pentagon Shopping Centre, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4HW.       01634 815 588 With a multitude of five-star reviews, Chatham Chinese … Read more

Georgian Vicarage Vandalised

Rochester Building and Damp have received reports of vandalism at The Gatehouse during the evening of Tuesday 22nd January. Often referred to locally as the ‘Old Vicarage’, the Georgian era property remained the sole surviving building on a private estate near Chartham-Hatch in Canturbury.  Historic census documentation relating to agriculture and housing development in the … Read more

10% Discount on All Chatham, Strood and Rochester Damp Proofing Works

From February 1st until May 31st 2019, all timber and damp works in Chatham, Strood and Rochester will be subject to a 10% discount when quoting the code number below: Property must be within the recognised boundaries of Chatham, Strood or Rochester. Other Medway Towns or locations are not applicable to this offer. Discount will not … Read more

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