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Fulham Town Hall – Advising on Damp & Timber Repairs

Fulham Town Hall – Advising on Damp & Timber Repairs

Advising on Damp & Timber Repairs - GII* Listed Building Our Director, Chartered Building Engineer & Surveyor, Oscar recently provided damp and timber advice to the project team running the refurbishment of Fulham Town Hall. Plans for the Town Hall include...

Listed Building Survey Marlborough

Listed Building Survey Marlborough

G2 Listed Building Survey Marlborough Our Surveyor, Scott started his week off nicely with this beautiful G2 Listed Thatch cottage located in Collingbourne Kingston, just outside of Marlborough. Overall, the cottage was found in an excellent condition however we were...

30 year chimney damp issue resolved!

30 year chimney damp issue resolved!

Chimney Damp in Oxfordshire Diagnosing Chimney Damp in a 18th century Oxfordshire home Earlier this month, we travelled to Oxfordshire whereby our instruction was to diagnose the controlling factor of dampness on a chimney breast. The dampness has been a long standing...

Chimney Damp Gravimetrics

Chimney Damp Gravimetrics

Rising damp on a chimney breast! Chimney breast damp is very common, particularly in homes built before the midpoint of the 20th century. Often, dampness evident on a chimney breast surface may lead a building owner or surveyor to believe weather tightness at roof...

Old building, new paint! Learn how this can lead to dampness.

Old building, new paint! Learn how this can lead to dampness.

Here we look at how modern paints on old walls relate to damp. The above image relates to an inspection i carried out on a marvellous 17th century build property in Surrey. The property suffered from numerous sources of excess moisture including high ground...

Bridged DPC & Cavity wall footage

Bridged DPC & Cavity wall footage

How debris within a cavity can lead to rising damp The image above is extracted from the British Research Establishment DG245, diagnosing and treating rising damp. The detail shows a mechanism in how a physical damp proof course (DPC), can be breached. The base...

Cob Walls in Hampshire

Cob Walls in Hampshire

Today we came across some rather old cob walls. Today i had the pleasure of inspecting a garage building which was suffering structural issues  as a result of a near sycamore trees. The site was surrounded by large walls, which looked to be chalk built. Upon...

Not Rising Damp

Not Rising Damp

  To set the scene, the graph above relates to case of suspected rising damp. The property in which the samples were taken is a period age, solid wall construction building. One particular wall, in the lounge of the building had been affected by what was thought...

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Fulham Town Hall – Advising on Damp & Timber Repairs

Fulham Town Hall – Advising on Damp & Timber Repairs

Advising on Damp & Timber Repairs - GII* Listed Building Our Director, Chartered Building Engineer & Surveyor, Oscar recently provided damp and timber advice to the project team running the refurbishment of Fulham Town Hall. Plans for the Town Hall include...

Listed Building Survey Marlborough

Listed Building Survey Marlborough

G2 Listed Building Survey Marlborough Our Surveyor, Scott started his week off nicely with this beautiful G2 Listed Thatch cottage located in Collingbourne Kingston, just outside of Marlborough. Overall, the cottage was found in an excellent condition however we were...

30 year chimney damp issue resolved!

30 year chimney damp issue resolved!

Chimney Damp in Oxfordshire Diagnosing Chimney Damp in a 18th century Oxfordshire home Earlier this month, we travelled to Oxfordshire whereby our instruction was to diagnose the controlling factor of dampness on a chimney breast. The dampness has been a long standing...

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