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Free damp survey…..is it really free

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 […]

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 […]

Dryrod damp proofing system

Complete Preservation have been installing Safeguards Dryrod system for a local authority lately. Some of the jobs we have recently carried out are more modern cavity wall construction types, when the property has been re-modelled […]

Why is there a damp patch and staining on my chimney breast?

Complete Preservation are specialists when it comes to chimney dampness investigations, when I say this it’s because it’s what we do every week. We follow ‘damp specialists’ around, roofers, builders the lot. Chimney dampness is […]

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 […]

Pre purchase damp and timber survey reports

I have to write this report as I have seen an alarming rate of problems lately with reference  to pre purchase damp and timber surveys. If you have recently had a home buyers survey or a […]

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 […]

BRE DIDEST 245

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 […]