Tag: bre digest 245 survey

Rising damp, prove it……………..

This is some very basic stuff showing diagrams that visually explain damp issues that just drilling a new damp proof will not solve. It is well documented in BRE Digest 245, BS 6576, BS 5250, […]

Do I need a damp proof course, or is it a condensation issue?

I was recently asked to survey a property that had dampness issues internally. I was informed that a ‘damp specialist’ had already visited the property, and had diagnosed rising damp issues and recommended a chemical […]

A review and opinion of performance data relating to an environmentally controlled damp-proofing system

A review and opinion of performance data relating to an environmentally controlled damp-proofing system 1. INTRODUCTION: In recent years there has been some significant advertising in the national press about a Patented, damp proofing system […]

Nuaire Drimaster Positive input ventilation reviews

This is a little case study review of a Nuaire Drimaster positive input ventilation system, why it didn’t work and there continued to be a condensation and mould problem. First of all I was told […]

Independent damp specialist consultant

Our surveyor Ross Charters also offers his services as an independent damp and timber specialist consultant. Customers are offered to take advantage of our surveyors vast experience in damp and timber defects where we can carry […]

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Rising damp is a myth…You may think so if you read the book, now read this and decide!

A REVIEW OF JEFF HOWELL’S BOOK ‘THE RISING DAMP MYTH’ From ‘The Rising Damp Myth’ by Jeff Howell “For the fact that rising damp is a mythical building defect, which only came to widespread prominence […]

Dry rot and damp survey of Devizes Castle Wiltshire

Complete Preservation love a listed building especially when it’s trying to solve damp and timber problems. Complete Preservation are the managers of Devizes Castle,  it is essential that we follow a programme of maintenance, simply […]

Condensation and mould

September to April is regarded as the condensation season, condensation and mould related problems are a very common problem that seem to go on and on in some properties, most of the problems I come […]

Is it really rising damp?

Sometimes a damp survey will require a destructive survey, before any form of damp proofing is recommended. When using a moisture meter for damp diagnosis  you need to profile up the wall from the skirting […]

Penetrating damp problem and wall tie corrosion

Penetrating damp problems can cause severe problems to buildings, whether it’s a traditional solid red brick, stone, or even modern cavity wall construction. Penetrating damp is normally quite simple to diagnose as the problem is […]