When Damp Permeates Stone-Built Property

Anxiety makes homeowners vulnerable to bad advice and a damp problem is one of the biggest causes of distress to owners of traditional stone-built properties. Rochester in particular has it’s fair share of stone built property, with many in the ME1 area being Grade I and Grade II Listed. The immediate impact is the feeling … Read more

Magnetic DPC – The Future of Damp Proofing ?

  A non-invasive magnetic damp proof course (or magnetic DPC) is the latest Property Dampcourse Association (PDA) technical development in solving rising damp, based on the latest research about electrical phenomena occurring in damp masonry. Having worked in the damp proofing industry since 1987 I have observed the development of many new and innovative products, materials and … Read more

Rising Damp in Old Properties

We provided a client with a free of charge damp and timber survey for a rental property in Rainham. At the time of survey the house was occupied and our survey identified damp issues to the front bay window area and to the rear external wall in the rear reception. The issues found are really … Read more

Rochester Landlord Fined £12,000 for Damp Property

     Article reproduced courtesy of Copyright Permission Center (CPC) at www.copymission.com  ref:Q23528   A Rochester landlord who rented out a dangerous house despite having been served with a prohibition notice, then unlawfully evicted his tenant, has been fined more than £12,000. Landlord Amandeep Singh Aulakh, also known as Mark Singh, of The Esplanade, Rochester … Read more

The PDA® – Property Dampcourse Association

  The PDA® – Property Dampcourse Association is a non-profit accreditation provider for selected UK independent damp proofing specialists. The PDA primarily function as a voluntary non-profit charitable organisation that grants specialist accreditation to select contractors who provide damp proofing services to their local area. Nationally recognised timber and damp companies are disallowed on the … Read more

Rochester Building and Damp Supports Local Business Dampwise Medway

Whereas Rochester Building and Damp offers a multitude of damp proofing services such as in-depth damp surveys, tanking, land-drainage, waterproof-rendering, plumbing and roofing repairs, the Kent based business Dampwise Medway only specialises in chemical injection DPC. Dampwise Medway offer a quick no-nonsense, same-day service and they provide a transferable 20 year guarantee certificate. They will … Read more

Damp in Antiquated Houses

Living in an older building should be an enjoyable and satisfying experience. So why can it sometimes turn into a costly nightmare for some owners? Discovering your building is damp, has dry and wet rot or death watch beetle can be distressing for all owners. But solutions do not need to cost thousands of pounds … Read more

Fast Damp Proof Course Injection and Guarantee Certificate

Are you selling your property and the purchasers home-buyers report says there’s damp ? This problem has increased in 2021 due to the liability concerns of many surveyors. There are now potentially severe repercussions should damp arise in the property once it’s sold and few within the surveying industry are prepared to take the risk. … Read more

Damp is Hazardous to Health

Dampness in your home certainly doesn’t look attractive: yellow patches covering the walls and black specks of mould are the last thing you want to see when you’re relaxing after a long day or trying to prepare a meal. However, a lot of people think that aside from the cosmetic damage, damp walls don’t really … Read more

Technology Assisted Damp Detection

Rochester Building and Damp has over 30 years experience specialising in leak detection, damp proofing, damp control, wet rot and dry rot, woodworm, waterproofing and treating of mould and salt contamination. Our work has been undertaken in housing estates, industrial premises, commercial property and residential homes. Our clients have included hospitals, schools, universities, museums, cathedrals, … Read more

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