Whilst there are a multitude of excellent damp proofing solutions and products available on the market today it is still necessary to have a sympathetic response to important historical buildings and to make sure that we maintain our Heritage in an appropriate manner. We completed a survey on a Grade 2 listed, Tudor styled period building and one area in the entrance hall was found to be visibly damp with stained and decaying plaster. This may have had previous works but was still a Lime based render and the cause of the damp was isolated to external drainage and rainwater goods (gutters & downpipes).
We provided a comprehensive report and quotation which the client accepted, the external drainage issues were rectified and the internal area of degradation was hacked off to expose the stone structure below. There were timbers incorporated into the wall as fixing points for skirting and these where treated with a wood preservative which protects against wood boring beetle and wet & dry rot. The wall was then left exposed, in order to dry, and was checked on a number of occasions to see how the drying progressed.
A specilaist supplier was approached with a sample of the original render, and photographs of the project, and we obtained Lime based base and top coat renders. Unlike modern plasters and renders Lime work takes a lot of patience and nuturing and requires careful application and extensive preparation to ensure good adhesion and finish.
After a number of visits over a period of weeks the work was completed and the customer was impressed !
We are more than capable of deailing with damp proofing in any property and will always provide a sympathetic and cost effective solution so if you have issues then give us a call today or complete the Survey request form to arrange a visit.