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Rochester Building and damp will resolve domestic ingress in a single wall, yet we also undertake large commercial contracts. Damp proofing is the installation of a new chemical damp proof course to stop the passage of moisture within a wall and the associated plaster. The process to resolve the problem often involves the removal of … Read more

What Exactly is ‘Damp Proofing’ ?

Within the property preservation industry ‘damp proofing’ is an umbrella term which refers to methods which prevent ingress from degrading the structural integrity your property. Here at Rochester Building and Damp we have more than 30 years of experience and can treat and repair all types of damp problems. No matter if your property is … Read more

A Typical Damp Proofing Job in Medway

Dave Pritchard. Damp Proofing Operative for Rochester Building and Damp Since 2014: We were asked by our client in Upnor to carry out a damp survey. Our damp survey found high levels of damp in the walls, in some areas saturated levels. There was also very little ventilation within the room and evidence of black … Read more

Remove Plaster and Inject DPC ? Reproduced With Permission   Damp Proofing Do you need to remove plaster in order to put in a injected damp proof course? alternatively is installing solid wall insulation at the same time a good idea? We’ve been advised to reinstate injected damp proofing a 1920’s semi. Previously undertaken about 30 years ago. We understand … Read more

Damp Proof Course

Damp treatments available from  Rochester Building and Damp Whether you need us to waterproof your basement or provide a treatment for rising damp, Rochester Building and Damp in Medway, Kent is just a call away. What is Rising Damp? Rising Damp is simply dampness from the ground that enters a structure by capillary action. Rising … Read more

Early Launch of New Damp Proofing System 2019

    Originally expected for use in November 2019, Rochester Building and Damp are pleased to announce the early introduction of a revolutionary new damp proofing system. Governing body certification has been passed a month early, as product is verified non-toxic and classified for professional usage.  The currently unbranded product, colloquially referred to as a … 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

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

Works at Historic House and Renovation of Derelict Local Property

The documented remarks of Churchill regarding property ownership and avoidance of damp.   The transcribed paragraphs below form part of Winston Churchill’s after dinner speech given at The Old Findsbury Town Hall, Clerkenwell on 21st February 1938. The speech was intended to draw a parallel between the upkeep of ones home and preparation for the … Read more

Construction in Medway: Damp in 19th, 20th and 21st Century Properties

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Victorian building, in both engineering and construction had two particular features. Firstly aesthetics, where elaborate flourishes were incorporated into the features and facades of residential, commercial and industrial properties. Secondly, the intention to construct with durability and longevity more often than not taking precedence over cost. There is a certain irony that if modern internal … Read more

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