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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 »

 

Category Archives: Yorkshire and Humberside

Damp Proofing Bradford

With over 20 years of experience, Damp Proofing Specialists are experts in all aspects of damp proofing and waterproofing work. Dampness in properties can lead to all sorts of problems such as timber decay and health problems for the people living there. If you are based in Bradford and you have noticed signs of damp in your home then contact us on 0800 0193 022. We will arrange for a damp survey of your property and we will quickly be able to tell if you are experiencing a problem and come up with the most cost effective solution for you.

Damp Proofing in Bradford

Bradford grew as a city during the industrial revolution and became a major centre for textile manufacturing. To meet the needs of the industry a lot of housing was built to accommodate the workers, some of which is still standing today. Nearly 40% of the housing stock in Bradford was built pre 1919 which is significantly above the England average of 24.5%. Older properties can be more susceptible to damp and condensation problems because they were built without a damp course. If you are noticing signs of damp in your property and would like a professional opinion then contact us now on 0800 0193 022 and speak to one of our team of specialists.

Since the decline of the textile industry Bradford has reinvented itself as a tourist destination, becoming the first UNESCO city of film with attractions such as the Alhambra Theatre, Cartwright Hall, the National Media Museum and Bradford City Park. Other notable places of interest in the city include Bradford Cathedral, St George’s Hall, the Wool Exchange, Little Germany and Bolling Hall.

Geographically, Bradford can be susceptible to river and surface water flooding due to its proximity to the River Aire and River Wharfe. Climate change, above average rainfalls, and the urban nature of Bradford all impact on parts of the city being a flood risk area. There have been flooding incidents in 2000, 2008 and 2012 . The worse being in 2000 when the River Aire burst its banks and many householders were forced to spend 6 months away from their homes while clearing up took place.

At Damp Proofing Specialists we have many years experience of dealing with the issues that flooding can bring. We can help you minimise the damage inflicted to your property by implementing damp course protection. If you would like to know more about damp proofing and waterproofing for your home then call us today on 0800 0193 022.

Bradford’s population of around 513,000 people live in approximately 199,000 households. Nearly 40% of houses fall below the ‘Decent Homes Standard’ and it is estimated that between 10 and 15% of properties will be suffering from some type of damp problem.

Damp Proofing Specialists

For advice about damp proofing in your home call us now on 0800 0193 022 and speak to one of our highly qualified team. We have many years experience of resolving Bradford’s damp proofing problems and have built an excellent reputation for the quality of our service.

Damp Proofing West Yorkshire

Are you concerned that you may have problems with damp in your home, property or a property you are looking at buying? Call the Damp Proofing Specialists on 0800 0193 022 to book a professional survey. We are experts in all aspects of damp proofing and waterproofing work and have been helping residents of West Yorkshire for over 20 years. We have resolved damp problems on a wide variety of properties and have built up specialist knowledge of damp proofing and are highly reputed for the professionalism of our work.

West Yorkshire is a metropolitan county in the Yorkshire and Humberside region of England created in 1974 after the passing of the Local Government Act 1972. It contains the West Yorkshire Urban Area, the biggest and most built-up urban area within the whole of Yorkshire. West Yorkshire is made up of 5 metropolitan boroughs; Bradford, Calderdale Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield – which in turn consist of several country boroughs including Bradford, Leeds, Halifax, Huddersfield, Dewsbury and Wakefield. If you live in West Yorkshire and are concerned about problems with damp in your home, call the Damp Proofing Specialists now on 0800 0193 022  to book a survey. Our team of experts will help find the source of the problem and the best solution to eliminate the problem before it leads to further complications.

Over the years West Yorkshire has been synonymous with various industries from the growth of Bradford, Halifax and Huddersfield through the development of woollen mills to Leeds’ traditional industry of cloth manufacturing and the coal mining areas of Wakefield, Castleford, Pontefract and South/East Leeds. In modern economy Leeds has become a recognised financial centre attracting investments from various financial institutions – with many banks, building societies and insurance companies having offices in the city.

There are various places of interest across the county of West Yorkshire, including numerous museums, halls, railways, parks, castles and waterways. Kirklees, West Yorkshire is home to the Emley Moor Transmitting Station – which is the site of the UK’s tallest freestanding structure at 1,084ft (330m), also making it the 4th tallest tower in the European Union and the 25th tallest tower in the world. It is also home to Harewood House, a large stately home in Harewood near Leeds. The house is home to the Lascelles Family and is a member of the Treasure Houses of England, a marketing vehicle for the nine most historic homes in England. The house is listed as a Grade I building and since 1996, part of the grounds of the estate have been used as the “Beckindale” village in the soap opera Emmerdale. The houses in the purpose-built village are timber-framed structures covered in stone cladding and are classed as temporary structures, meaning they must be demolished within ten years unless new planning permission is granted.

If you live in the West Yorkshire area and are worried about problems with damp in your home, call the Damp Proofing Specialists now to book  a survey on 0800 0193 022. We’re experts in all aspects of damp proofing and waterproofing and have been helping the residents of West Yorkshire for over 20 years.

Damp Proofing Wakefield

Rising and penetrative damp in your home can lead to irreversible complications if it is not dealt with quickly and efficiently by professionals. It is important that you seek advice from an expert to ensure that the problem is dealt with properly and promptly, and keep your property from sustaining substantial damage or complications in the future. We are experts in all aspects of property care, but specialists in all aspects of damp proofing and waterproofing work. We can help you find the most efficient solution quickly, and our team of experts have been working to help homeowners throughout Wakefield for over 20 years. So if you have any concerns about the possibility of problems with damp in your home, call us now to book a survey on 0800 0193 022.

Damp Proofing in Wakefield

Wakefield is a city and metropolitan district of West Yorkshire in the North East of England. In the Domesday Book it was recorded as “Wachefeld” and also “Wachefelt”. It was dubbed the Merrie City during the Middle ages and was described by John Leland in 1538 as “a very quick market town and meately large; well served of fish and flesh both from sea and by rivers … so that all vitaile is very good and chepe there. A right honest man shall fare well for 2d. a meal. … There be plenti of se coal in the quarters about Wakefield”. As with many other regions in the Yorkshire and Humberside area, Wakefield developed through trade in corn, coal mining and textiles trades, and its parish church gained cathedral status in 1889.

If you live in Wakefield or the surrounding areas of York or West Yorkshire and are worried about the possibility of damp in your home, call the Damp Proofing Specialists now on 0800 0193 022. We have been working with local residents for over 20 years dealing with an array of damp issues and our professional survey will find the most suitable and effective damp proofing solution for your home.

Damp Proofing Specialists

Damp Proofing Specialists are a division of Timberwise (UK) Ltd and have been synonymous with damp proofing treatments throughout Wakefield for over 20 years. All of our surveyors are fully qualified in all aspects of property care, but specialise in damp proofing, so you can rely on us to find the optimum solution for your property’s damp problems. Call us now on 0800 0193 022 to book a survey.

 

Damp Proofing Halifax

Rising and penetrative damp in your home can lead to irreversible complications if it is not dealt with quickly and efficiently by professionals. It is important that you seek advice from an expert to ensure that the problem is dealt with properly and promptly, and keep your property from sustaining substantial damage or complications in the future. We are experts in all aspects of property care, but specialists in all aspects of damp proofing and waterproofing work. We can help you find the most efficient solution quickly, and our team of experts have been working to help homeowners throughout Halifax for over 20 years. So if you have any concerns about the possibility of problems with damp in your home, call us now to book a survey on 0800 0193 022.

Damp Proofing in Halifax

Halifax is a minister town in West Yorkshire, with the name first being recorded as “Halyfax” is 1091. The town was synonymous with woollen manufacture from the 15th century, and in modern days is renowned for its Mackintosh chocolate and toffee as well as the Halifax Bank. The town originally became wealthy during the 19th-century, with money coming from the wool, cotton and carpet industries, like most other Yorkshire towns at the time.

Historically, Halifax was notoriously known for an early of the execution guillotine, the Halifax Gibbet, which was used to execute criminals by decapitation. The Halifax Gibber was last used in 1650, but a replica has been erected at the original site on Gibbet Street. Controversy surrounded Halifax when a bogus incident of a faux serial killer “the Halifax Slasher” caused mass hysteria – even causing Scotland Yard to be called in. The bogus incident came to an end after numerous locals admitted that they had in fact faked the whole thing, inflicting the wounds upon themselves.

Halifax has numerous tourist attractions including the Eureka! Museum for Children and the Victorian Theatre as well as having a very busy night life, with one of the highest densities of pubs to residents according to a study carried out in the 90s. One bar which became particularly notorious for underage drinking was the Zoo Bar, which became the first drinking establishment to be closed under the Licensing Act of 2003, with 420 of the 500 people in the club at the time of police intervention being underage.

Damp Proofing Specialists

Damp Proofing Specialists are a division of Timberwise (UK) Ltd and have been synonymous with damp proofing treatments throughout Halifax for over 20 years. All of our surveyors are fully qualified in all aspects of property care, but specialise in damp proofing, so you can rely on us to find the optimum solution for your property’s damp problems. Call us now on 0800 0193 022 to book a survey.