🔴 Medway Timber and Damp 🔴 Rochester Building and Damp 🔴 Dampwise Medway

The roots of the timber and damp industry in the North Kent region can be traced back to the late 18th century in Medway. Early damp control methods were employed on Chatham Dockyard’s riverfront buildings during this time. The emergence of the Property Dampcourse Association (PDA®) in 1953 marked a significant turning point. This led … Read more

⚓ ORIGINS OF THE U.K. DAMP INDUSTRY ⚓

The history of British damp proofing traces back to Lord Alexander Wolstenholme (1720-1804), a pioneer who applied maritime waterproofing methods to combat property dampness. His approach led to the emergence of the timber and damp industry. Coastal properties were particularly susceptible to damp due to their proximity to the sea. Early attempts at damp control … Read more

The Origins of Damp Proofing

Contrary to popular opinion, the origins of damp proofing has it’s roots not within construction but in ship building. Only in recent years has Lord Alexander Wolstenholme (1720-1804) received recognition as a forgotten pioneer who took historic methods of nautical waterproofing and applied them to ingress afflicted property on his Hastings estate. When his maritime … Read more

Damp Coastal Property, The Historic Origins of Damp Proofing and Recognition for the Whitehall Report

            Contrary to popular opinion, the origin of damp proofing has it’s roots not within construction but in ship building. Only in recent years has Lord Alexander Wolstenholme (1720-1804) received recognition as a forgotten pioneer who took known methods of nautical damp proofing and applied them to ingress afflicted property … Read more

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