Britain is great for many reasons, but unfortunately its weather is not one of them – we’re world renowned for rain! Retrofitting damp proofing can work as part of a remedial package to mitigate both penetrating and rising damp problems, as well as future-proofing a property to allow it to be comfortable and liveable for longer. Damp proofing is also often installed as part of a wider programme of works to increase a building’s sustainability credentials.
Refresh West London works with damp proofing both as part of renovation works and sustainability works, with both types of damp worked on. Rising damp is that occurring at ground level as water is drawn upward from outside through capillaries in masonry, and penetrating damp is caused by moisture entering a building through the roofs, ceilings or floors.
Damp proofing is just one aspect of renovation works that can be undertaken to improve sustainability and keep a home comfortable for longer. These include:
- Green home designs
- BREEAM sustainability assessments
- Eco-friendly house renovations
- Sustainable interior design
- Double/triple glazing
- Underfloor heating
- Heating installation
- LED lighting installation
- Eco-friendly painting
- Solar panel installation
- Sourcing eco-friendly house materials.
Modern building requirements include damp proofing as standard in the build, usually with an integral damp proof course or cavity wall damp proof methods in place. Retrofitting damp proofing can be a little trickier, but includes electro-osmotic damp proofing, chemical damp proofing, membrane damp proofing and pressure grouting. However, each type of damp proofing has its own suitability and so these services aren’t necessarily fluctuating through trends; instead, you need to work with what you can to best resolve any damp issues.
Damp proofing is nigh on impossible to estimate without seeing a property, understanding the type of damp present, and finding which material is the most suitable for the job. That’s why Refresh offer free property visits to scope out jobs, upon which they’ll be able to provide an accurate quotation.
*These costs are rough estimates only and are subject to change. For a quote accurate to your project, please get in touch with a renovation consultant
Refresh assign a project manager to every job to oversee and manage every detail of every project. This allows homeowners to continue on with their daily lives and routines without the added hassle of needing to manage their renovations; an approach that has won us awards worldwide!
There are some types of damp proofing that may require notification to the local planning authority. In these instances, Refresh will manage this for you – but it is rare and in most cases, the job can be managed without such intervention.
Refresh West London take care of Damp Proofing in Ealing, Acton, Ruislip, Kew and the surrounding areas.
Thinking about getting started on your Damp Proofing project in West London? Get in touch to book a free, no-obligation consultation with your local Refresh Renovations Specialist.