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 How Does British Standard:7913 Affect You
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 Temporary Closure of Golf and Country Club
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 Alternatives to Traditional Plasters
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 Is it Definitely Rising Damp ?
Q: Is the mould and damp in my home making me unwell ? A: Yes. Mould and damp can cause serious illness to adults, children and the elderly. Respiratory conditions are common after regular exposure to mould and damp and we have found that many of our clients have suffered from asthma they developed … Read more Is Mould and Damp in My Home Making Me Unwell ?
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 Tenants Can Now Sue Landlords If Property Is Damp
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 Damp and Coronavirus
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 30% Off All Damp Proofing Throughout Duration of Coronavirus Pandemic
Traditional lime plaster is both porous and non-toxic and is considered to be one of the healthiest surface materials available. It is often used in older buildings that have no damp course or cavities as it allows water to pass through it before shedding this water to avoid damp-related issues. When used alongside lime based … Read more Lime Plaster in Older Properties
Damp or condensation All houses can be affected by condensation and it can cause mould, damage to clothes, furnishings and decoration, and leave a musty smell. Both condensation and the problems it causes are often mistaken for damp. Damp usually leaves a tidemark and dependent on the cause would need remedial treatment to eliminate it. … Read more Damp Property: Back to Basics