Discuss your damp concerns with me

Discuss your damp concerns with me.

If you've arrived at this page, you are probably concerned about some damp in a house and don't know what to do about it.

You may have had the damp looked at by various builders over the years who have tried all sorts of different remedies to no avail, or had the house damp proofed only for it to come back again. You might be trying to buy a house but the surveyor has said it has rising damp which must be investigated and treated as a condition of the mortgage.

The chances are, you've searched the internet for advice, and having read lots of articles you are now thoroughly confused by all the conflicting advice and opinions!

I expect all you really want, is to be able to call someone who is prepared to properly investigate the reasons for your damp and then tell you what has to be done to genuinely resolve the problems.

If this sounds like you, we need to get together…

First of all, we need to have a brief discussion about your damp concerns and the building. Our discussion won't be technical. I will simply ask you general questions about the damp, and anything you know about its history. I will also ask you for some general information about the house.

By the end of the discussion, I should have a good idea of whether you would really benefit from an in-depth damp survey. If I don't think a damp survey is your best option, I will either suggest some things you can do yourself or recommend you consult a different type of specialist.

To carry out a proper damp survey, takes up to a day (or several days on large/complex buildings) and requires the use of multiple specialist instruments, some of which are only built to order. Small wonder then that your builder/damp proofing operative, or surveyor, struggled to diagnose the problems correctly.

You can choose from 3 different damp survey options:

Fixed price survey – £1360 plus travel. This is an in-depth full or part survey (the choice is yours) to track down damp in your home using the best specialist diagnostic equipment available. Afterwards you will receive

  • a comprehensive printed report with prioritised advice,
  • an electronic pdf copy of the report that you can share with builders and conservation officers,
  • free back-up advice on anything discovered while carrying out recommended repairs or alterations for up to 3 years after the survey.

Ground floor walls – £800 per day plus travel. This is an in-depth damp survey of your ground floor walls (internal and external) to a height of 1.2m using the best specialist diagnostic equipment available. Afterwards you will receive

  • a comprehensive printed report with prioritised advice,
  • an electronic pdf copy of the report to share with builders.

Full damp survey – £800 per day plus travel. This is an in-depth survey of your entire home (including accessible roof spaces) to track down damp using the best specialist diagnostic equipment available. Afterwards you will receive

  • a comprehensive printed report with prioritised advice,
  • an electronic pdf copy of the report that you can share with builders and conservation officers,
  • free back-up advice on anything discovered while carrying out recommended repairs or alterations for up to 2 years after the survey.

My travel for all damp surveys is based on the shortest RAC recommended route from my office at Aylsham in North Norfolk to the survey location. To give you an idea of what this is likely to amount to, here are some approximate travel charges for various locations: Norwich £15, Lowestoft and King's Lynn £45, Colchester and Peterborough £90, Lincoln £110, Derby and London £145, Manchester £235, Cardiff £295, Edinburgh £440.

To start resolving your damp problems, give me a ring now, or if this isn't possible, email me.

Telephone David to discuss your damp: 01263-734815


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