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Bedroom damp caused by poor air circulation

Left untreated, damp can be bad for both your health (the mould and spores can aggravate respiratory problems such as asthma) and the health of your property: If any form of damp is left unchecked it can cause a number of potentially serious issues, including damage to decorated surfaces, or timber decay and even wet rot, which can lead to structural deterioration, and may necessitate major repair costs. More »

Penetrating damp in brickwork can cause major wall instabilities

Whether it’s damp proofing walls to prevent penetrating damp, treating rising damp, or dealing with condensation problems, damp proofing costs needn’t be prohibitive, though selecting the appropriate treatment will depend on the results of the damp survey. More »

Deep wall damp can be almost hidden behind plastering and wall paper

Penetrating damp: Once the source of the water ingress has been identified and repaired, treatments such as silicone water repellents, bitumen coatings, or a waterproof membrane can be applied to guard against future damp problems. More »

Brickwork affected by damp can cause serious problems for your home

Rising damp: Specialist creams are injected into the brickwork to form a waterproof barrier at the base of the wall; this will prevent water rising and penetrating into the building. Once the brickwork has dried out, the interior walls are re-plastered with plaster containing a waterproof additive. More »


Monthly Archives: June 2013

CPD Seminars from The Damp Proofing Specialists

Join the Damp Proofing Specialist CPD lunch club!

CPD Seminars – your chance to learn from the Damp Proofing Specialists

We present Continuing Professional Development (CPD) seminars for our clients providing a suitable forum to offer industry advice and answer any specific questions. All our seminars are run by one of our team of experienced surveyors that can be presented with ease and comfort of your own offices at hassle-free time for yourselves.

There is no charge for our CPD seminars.

At present we provide seminars on the following subjects:

Basement Waterproofing Solutions 

Calling upon over 10 years of expertise in the successful treatment of flooded basements, Timberwise can enrich the participants understanding of BS8102 regulations along with the pros and cons of the numerous kinds of waterproofing treatments available today. (Download our Basement Waterproofing CPD Info sheet)

Causes, diagnosis and rectification of dampness in properties

This common CPD seminar examines rising damp together with condensation issues in properties and explores the ideal techniques to correct dampness in the property. (Download our Dampness in Buildings CPD Info sheet)

Air Quality – The source of condensation and condensation control

This seminar specifically looks at condensation and largely the sources of condensation and mould development in properties. Solutions to condensation issues are likewise studied thoroughly. (Download our Air Quality – the cause of condensation and condensation control CPD Info sheet)

‘Lunch & Learn’ with the Damp Proofing Specialists

Why not take up our ‘Lunch & Learn’ Offer? – book one of our CPD training seminars and we’ll provide the lunchtime refreshments for anyone participating in the CPD. What could be better? CPD points along with a free lunch!

Take a look at our CPD seminar leaflet that provides information on all our CPDs.

Arranging a CPD seminar couldn’t be easier

Simply call the team on 0800 0193 022 and we’ll be happy to arrange a seminar for you.

Customer Reviews

At Damp Proofing Specialists we welcome our clients to provide feedback of their experience and services they have received. This allows us to improve our level of service standards. Below are a couple of the customer reviews given from our clients to HQ at the Damp Proofing Specialists that we would like to proudly share.

Feedback from a satisfied Damp Proofing Customer


Feedback from a satisfied Damp Proofing Customer

To join our list of satisfied customers from the Damp Proofing Specialists contact our Damp Proofing Specialist on 0800 0193 022 – We look forward to helping you with your damp woes!


What is involved with a damp survey?

It is highly common for damp issues to go unnoticed for property owners, as in most cases it is only picked up on when the issue worsens or the property is being put on the market. In which case, a damp survey is required on instructions from either the buyer of the property or the mortgage lender.

Timberwise, the Damp Proofing Specialists, can provide clients with damp surveys and a thorough report on the findings within the property, specifying recommendations to amend or alleviate the causes of dampness within the property.

What a Damp Survey consists of…

External Inspection during a damp survey The damp survey will take into consideration external observation such as the chimney stack, the roof, flashing’s and rain water goods. In addition to the orientation of the property, conditions of the external woodwork (windows and door etc.) and the drainage and sub-floor ventilation would also be taken into account.

Once the exterior inspection is carried out the internal inspection is carried out. Inspection of the roof for any defects within the roof coverings will carried out in case of any leaks as well as checking if bats are in residence. Bats are a protected species and are not to be disturbed.

Internal Inspection during a damp survey

Following through to the first and ground level floors of the property, examining the walls, plaster, skirting and timbers for dampness, in addition to floor timbers where accessible. Ordinarily floor timbers are not usually lifted however if they are loose they may be lifted. In order for easy access for the specialists, it is advised that areas that are the subject of concern are made accessible and that, where possible, furniture and carpets are removed ahead of the surveyors visit to the property.

In addition, inspection of timbers on staircases and any kind of visible evidence of timber dampness will also be reported on. External joinery will not usually be inspected. Once internal and external observations are taken, a feedback report will be produced incorporating any general building defects that may also affect internal timbers. If the property has a basement or cellar with access, this also will be inspected.

Why choose the Damp Proofing Specialists?

Is it vital when carrying out a damp on a property that any damp issue is correctly identified to provide a suitable remedial treatments. As a result it is essential that the surveyor carrying out the inspection is experienced and qualified. As Timberwise, the Damp Proofing Specialists, are members of the PCA (Property Care Association), we can provide our clients with the reassurance that our qualified surveyors are some of the most experienced in the property care industry.

Qualified Surveyor Profiling a Wall during a damp survey

Surveyor’s can often mistake condensation and penetrating damp for rising damp, which can result in unnecessary remedial treatments. Therefore, appointing a qualified surveyor may also help save money!

For more information about damp issues within your property give our team of damp specialists a call on 0800 0193 022 or to arrange a survey why not complete our damp survey request form and we will contact you directly to arrange a damp survey.

Damp Proofing Guarantees

All damp proofing work carried out by our Damp Specialists can also be protected with our long-term guarantees – giving you peace of mind your property is covered should the damp proofing fail (terms and conditions apply).

Damp Proofing Specialist Guarantees

We offer long term guarantees for the following work (unless detailed otherwise in your report)

  • Damp proof coursing – 20 year guarantee
  • Waterproofing – 10 year guarantee

Insurance Backed Guarantees

Guarantee Protection InsuranceThe GPT (Guarantee Protection Trust) is an  independent company, formed by the BWPDA members to provide fair, clear insured guarantees, (GPI – Guarantee Protection Insurance). Covering property owners from inefficient treatment guarantees that may be available in the market place. The Damp Proofing Specialists can also provide insurance backed guarantees for the following:

  • Damp proof coursing – 20 year guarantee
  • Waterproofing – 10 year guarantee

Further information on guarantees from GPI can be found here.

The PCA Promise

The Property Care AssociationOur clients can also benefit from having extra protection with the Property Care Association (PCA). The “PCA Promise”, a new guarantee scheme, is a completely new form of warranty which covers damp proofing treatments and structural waterproofing works in progress.

This warranty under the PCA includes cover for any current work in progress and deposits. As well as NO additional costs for our clients in the event that the unimaginable happens and the Damp Proofing Specialists, Timberwise, cease to exist, consequently another PCA contractor will finish the work to the original specification at NO added cost.

Guarantee Claims

In the event that you feel that our remedial treatments were ineffective for whatever reason and it is under guarantee, simply contact your local Timberwise  office, which can be found on your report. To be able to make a Guarantee Claim you must have the original report and associated paperwork.

Further Information on Guarantees

Damp Proofing Specialists Guarantees: If you have any questions please contact

Guarantee Protection Trust Guarantees: If you have any queries surrounding insurance backed guarantees please contact GPT on