Chemical Injection Damp Proof Course: A Comprehensive Guide

Welcome to our guide on Chemical Injection Damp Proof Course (DPC), an essential aspect of building maintenance and protection against dampness. In this comprehensive overview, we will explore what a Chemical Injection Damp Proof Course is, its significance, the materials used, and the benefits it offers to property owners. What is a Chemical Injection Damp … Read more

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The Property Dampcourse Association, referred to as the PDA®, functions as a non-profit accreditation organisation committed to recognising and supporting independent damp proofing businesses in the United Kingdom. Operating primarily as a voluntary charitable entity, the PDA grants specialised accreditation to carefully chosen contractors providing damp proofing services in their respective localities. Notably, the PDA … Read more

Unveiling the Legacy: Rochester Building and Damp’s Journey Through Time

In the historic Medway town of Chatham, 1978 marked the humble beginnings of what would later become a prominent name in the damp proofing industry – Rochester Building and Damp. Born as a small, independent, family-owned business, the company navigated its early years as a construction and property maintenance firm with a unique focus on … Read more

Unraveling the Damp Dilemma: England’s Unique Battle with Moisture

In the picturesque landscapes of England, where charming Victorian-era houses adorn the countryside, a silent battle is being fought against a relentless adversary – dampness. Unlike their counterparts in mainland as well as northern Europe, English properties have faced a longstanding struggle with damp-related issues, posing challenges for homeowners and necessitating the expertise of dedicated … Read more

Coastal Damp Solutions with Rochester Building and Damp

Embracing the Challenge of Coastal Living Living along the stunning U.K coastline brings its own set of unique challenges, and among them, damp issues stand out as a persistent concern. At Rochester Building and Damp, we understand the historical and contemporary struggles that coastal properties face when it comes to damp, flooding, and the corrosive … Read more

The Disturbing Link Between Damp Living Conditions and Increased Cancer Risk

In 2022, an NHS-funded study shed light on a concerning correlation between living in damp properties and an elevated risk of cancer. The research indicated that individuals residing in damp homes were 60% more likely to be diagnosed with cancer compared to those living in dry, damp-free environments. Furthermore, the study highlighted specific types of … Read more

Interview with Roland Harrington – The Guild Hall Stamford 21/11/23

Martin Sykes (MS): Good afternoon, Roland. Thank you for joining me today. Let’s start by reflecting on your remarkable career. You’ve had an eclectic journey, from your early days as a surveyor to overseeing the preservation of properties of historical significance. Can you share with us what initially drew you to this field and how … Read more

Legacy of Dedication

Roland Harrington’s Retirement from The PDA® and the Continued Mission of Property Preservation After a dedicated tenure, Roland Harrington is set to retire from his role as the chief administrator of The PDA® – Property Dampcourse Association. A native of Brincliffe, Sheffield, Mr. Harrington, aged 61, has dedicated the better part of a decade overseeing … Read more

Chemical Injection DPC in Kent

As we approach the conclusion of another successful year, we want to extend our heartfelt appreciation to all our valued clients who entrusted us with the installation of a Chemical Injection Damp Proof Course (DPC) in their properties since January. Our commitment to delivering high-quality damp proofing solutions has allowed us to make a positive … Read more

Damp Proofing Rods: A Critical Analysis

In the ongoing quest for effective and affordable damp control solutions, damp proofing rods have emerged as a promising budget innovation. These rods, introduced a few years ago, have quickly gained popularity in the DIY damp-control market for their quick installation and mess-free application, offering an alternative to traditional cartridge-injected silane/siloxane creams. However, recent research … Read more

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