Penetrating Damp in Bristol

A project in Bristol where Wessex Damp and Timber insulated the property to prevent any further occurrence of penetrating damp and mould spots.

Penetrating Damp Repairs in Bristol

We were asked by a Bristol letting agent to complete a survey on a one-bedroom ground floor flat converted from an end of terraced house.

The property had been recently refurbished and was unoccupied at the time of survey. There where sporadic damp patches visible on a number of walls within the property though the stains where particularly prominent on the external walls. The refurbishment had included the process of ‘dot & dab’ when plasterboard is fixed to walls using adhesive and as such this made diagnosis difficult without invasive works. With a tenant moving in imminently the works where planned for a later date and with restricted space in the property the works to the bedroom where prioritised which were designed to remove the penetrating damp.

With a small window available for works (48 hrs) fixtures and fittings where removed from the bedroom external wall a cavity drain membrane was installed and 22mm insulated board was adhered to this, the following day the boards where skimmed. Dust and disruption was minimal and the tenant was not required to move out during works.

All penetrating damp symptoms were removed and the improved insulation would help to reduce condensation related mould spotting.

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Why choose Wessex Damp & Timber

25 Years of Experience

With over 25 years of experience in the service sector you will receive an unrivaled level of customer care from the survey through to the completion of works.

Unrivaled Customer Care

We are a family run business with a professional and modern approach whilst still maintaining that personal level of service you associate with a local company.

Professional Service

Constantly seeking to maintain our knowledge base we access all the latest information and available literature to ensure we are at the forefront of the industry.

Wessex Damp and Timber are an industry leading company who provides services to help cure dampness and condensation in both the home and commerical environments.

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Services We Offer

Some of the services we offer in property preservation

If you have issues in your home such as peeling paint or loose plaster, mould spotting or visible stains and ‘tide’ marks then you may have a damp problem and if so we have the solution. Whether it’s rising or penetrating damp we will provide you with a diagnosis and the solution.

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Condensation in its simplest form is when moist air comes into contact with colder air or a colder surface and the water contained in the air is released to form condensation in the air or on the surface. It often results in black mould growth on walls and surfaces or you can see water droplets.

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Aged and Period properties can often be cold and condensation will form on external walls, we can provide various types of solid insulation and often incorporate this with a level of damp proofing. Internal temperatures will improve and mould spotting reduces.

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