New Office to Open in Southampton, January 2020

Rochester Building and Damp will be opening a new office in Southampton on Monday 7th January 2020. As a number of contracts have been obtained in Hampshire throughout 2019, the historic town of Chilworth in Southampton has been chosen as the location of our third office; with Rochester and Charlton ensuring coverage continues within Kent … Read more

Landlords, Tenants and Damp

Damp and mould affects landlords and tenants across the country. With temperatures forecast to plummet including heavy rain and snow; it’s that time of year when damp-affected properties begin to deteriorate. Whose responsibility is it and what can be done ? What is rising damp and mould? Tenant or landlord: who is responsible for mould … Read more

Damp Bungalow in Erith

Karen Saunders says she’s living out of carrier bags due to damp in her home in Erith. A grandmother says she has been forced to live out of carrier bags as damp at her council home has left the bedrooms “uninhabitable”. Karen Saunders, 62, has lived in a two-bedroom bungalow in Erith, for four years. … 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

Georgian Vicarage Vandalised

Rochester Building and Damp have received reports of vandalism at The Gatehouse during the evening of Tuesday 22nd January. Often referred to locally as the ‘Old Vicarage’, the Georgian era property remained the sole surviving building on a private estate near Chartham-Hatch in Canturbury.  Historic census documentation relating to agriculture and housing development in the … 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

Transposed Google Reviews

Please click on the ‘Testimonials’ link on the top right of the homepage; a number of highly respected institutions have kindly responded with some very complimentary feed-back. Additionally, we have transposed a number of former Google reviews below:             Pam Simmonds 2 reviews. 1 photo   1 week ago  Great service. Nice friendly chaps. They certainly … Read more

Damp Legislation to be Updated

   While legal action continues against a notorious Medway landlord, legislation looks set to be changed which takes into account current scientific knowledge of dangerous mould growth. The Essex based landlord who owns a vast portfolio of Medway property was originally under investigation for a civil matter involving several of his tenants. As the investigation … Read more

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