A classic example of a landlord getting ripped off by one of the local damp proofing cowboys that offers free damp surveys in Wiltshire. You need to make sure that you ask for a survey and analysis following BRE Digest 245….Also all surveys following British Standard 6576, where elimination of other causes are carried out along with laboratory analysis also. Expect to pay for a survey and report.

The below blog posts gives some insight into the standards, and also diagrams of damp causes.


Posted by Complete Preservation


  1. I reckon this is what we have been ripped off with. We have been told a pack of lies about why the wall is damp like this one even 2 years after the work was carried out. I know we will never get our money back and I don’t want them back in our house. How much would you charge us for a damp survey in Devizes please?


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