Industrial and Commercial Property

Preliminary works have commenced at two adjoining industrial units in Strood. A severe ingress apparently went unreported for several years, causing considerable deterioration. Following recent closure of the business on site, it’s come to light that the units received only rudimentary checks throughout the tenure of their lease. Utilising the latest thermal imaging technology, the … Read more

Building Materials, Tools and Associated Goods –

Rochester Building and Damp endorses Medway’s leading supplier of building materials, tools and associated goods. With highly competitiveness prices, they cater to both trade and DIY. Friendly advice is always at hand, and they go out of their way to ensure you receive your delivery on time. Home and Garden have supplied materials to us for a number of … Read more

10% Discount on Quoted Works – Find us on Facebook

Facebook quote discount

Inspections and Quotations between 01/10/17 and 31/11/17 could be even lower! All you need to do to qualify is like our new Facebook page: To receive the 10% discount quote, just ask for the discount reference Roch9741 when you receive your quotation.

Damp Property Investment – Business Hub Event Q&A

On Saturday 2nd September, a brief talk was given by two representatives of Rochester Building and Damp. The informative discussion which included a Q and A session, was introduced by Rochester Building and Damp owner Daniel McLean. The invitation only event was attended by over seventy members of a property investment group. We discussed many damp related topics, including: ‘Should the … Read more

Damp Proofing Specialist Leads Restoration of Georgian Vicarage

The Gatehouse

With substantial funds provided by private investors, the subsidised purchase of ‘The Gatehouse’ is a continuing project which should be welcomed by local historians and anyone who appreciates fine architecture. The renovation project, which is expected to be completed in September 2018, is reliant upon the semi-charitable efforts of several local businesses; Rochester Building and … Read more

Should investment in Victorian property be avoided due to high probability of damp?

ME1 Rochester Plaster Removal

The landscape of Rochester, Chatham, Strood and Gillingham is easily identifiable through vast numbers of Victorian terraced properties. The development of Medway was rapid from the 1880’s onwards and continued until a secondary phase in the 1930’s which catered to the burgeoning middle class.  The Victorian terraced property was built predominantly for working class families … Read more

Covering Damp – Covering Problems Later

By taking this approach, you are allowing the concealed deterioration of masonry, timber and plaster. If repeatedly concealed, an ingress can degrade surrounding materials to an extent where structural integrity is affected. Not only will this be far more expensive to fix, but there are also the health, safety and liability implications to consider. On … Read more

Damp Paint

Damp check paint

I am often asked if applying a respectable brand of ‘damp paint’ will be of any benefit. The simple answer is no. Damp should always be rectified at source and never covered up. Any damp-paint or coating will merely provide tissue-thin moisture resistant membrane that may possibly last days or weeks at best. The practice … Read more

Fixing an ingress with anti-damp paint – Is it possible?

painting anti-damp

When considering the option of buying a new home, damp is high up the unacceptability list. The slightest hint that your intended property has a documented damp issue is usually enough to halt the possibility of an offer. Within Medway, the potential purchaser of openly damp-affected property will often be either first time buyers or … Read more

Damp Proofing in Oxford – Making the Right Choice | Part 2

Test for Damp

The contractor had proposed a 500mm width trench to be dug-out and the footings of the property exposed. His reasoning being, all moisture-laden soil in contact with the external surface of brickwork below ground-level would be alleviated and the brickwork/footings given time to dry out. Alfred approved the works to be undertaken and at considerable … Read more

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