C Ellmore Plastering & Damp Proof Specialists

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Damp Proofing

After work has been carried out we can offer up to 30 years protected guarantee on damp proofing treatments through Kingfisher Building Products Ltd which gives you piece of mind that the affected areas that have been treated will be damp free. The protected guarantee is essential when selling the property as this is something which banks and building society’s require when applying for mortgages/loans.


We offer a complete service, from removing and re-fitting skirting boards; radiators; all electrical sockets and switches etc. making the process hassle free and more cost effective for the client as there is no need to arrange separate trades to come in before and after the damp proofing process. Also all waste is removed from the property and left clean.


Rising Damp

Rising damp is caused by water in the ground rising up through the brick or stonework. The wall acts like a sponge. This can lead to problems inside the home. Rising damp is common in old buildings where the damp proof course has either failed or has never been installed.


Symptoms of rising damp include:

  • Damp ProofingBulging/Blown Plaster
  • Discoloration and Staining
  • Salt Deposits
  • Mould
  • Musty Odour
  • Damp Wet Patches
  • Flaking Paint and Peeling Wallpaper
  • Rotting of Skirtings and Other Woodwork

  • In order to correct and prevent further attacks of rising damp, a damp proof course needs to be installed. This provides a barrier which cuts off the water supply from the ground and stops it rising up through the wall.


    Penetrating Damp

    Penetrating damp is where water soaks through the brick/stonework.

    Quite often this can be eliminated by looking at the property itself for potential defaults i.e. leaky guttering; faulty masonry pointing; high ground level; faulty flashings; cracked rendering; wooden framed windows/doors.


    Signs of penetrating damp usually include:
  • Damp ProofingBulging/Blown Plaster
  • Discoloration and Staining
  • Salt Deposits
  • Mould
  • Musty Odour
  • Damp Wet Patches
  • Flaking Paint and Peeling Wallpaper
  • Rotting of Woodwork

  • Depending on where the penetrating damp is, the symptoms can generally be the same as those caused by rising damp. It is therefore important to identify the correct cause of the dampness and treat accordingly.


    Condensation

    Condensation is a common problem in many households caused by poor air circulation, resulting in the water vapours cooling when it comes in contact with cold surfaces. The vapours turn into droplets of water, known as condensation. Condensation is increased when lots of moisture is produced i.e. when using shower/bath; drying clothes on radiators; cooking meals. And when there’s poor ventilation to release water vapour.


    Damp ProofingSigns of condensation include:

  • Mould Growth
  • Musty Odour
  • Steamed Up Windows
  • Water Runs
  • Damp Patches
  • Flaking Paint/Peeling Wallpaper
  • Rotten Window Frames

  • In order to prevent and minimise condensation good ventilation is the key. Consider installing additional ventilation such as extractor fans; trickle vents on windows or simply open a window when bathing or showering. It is also best to avoid drying clothes on radiators.


    We can also insulate any wall or ceiling using Thermaline Plus Plasterboards, which will greatly reduce the risk of condensation, and heating bills.


    Specialist Renovating Plaster Work

    Renovating Plaster Work

    Specialist renovating plaster allows walls to breath but prevents the movement of salts and liquid moisture, and is used on damp walls or after the application of a damp proof treatment. It also has additional thermal qualities making it particularly useful to minimise condensation.


    Please note, a £100 fee will be charged for all Damp Proofing Surveys which are carried out on properties the customer is looking into/in the process of buying. The £100 fee will be reimbursed should the work be carried out.

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