Damp proofing your property when it is made from Lime based render

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 specialist 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 nurturing 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 dealing 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.

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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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