Providing cost effective damp proofing solutions in South London and the home counties

Welcome to the London Damp proofing Specialists website. This site is designed around you! Hopefully explaining why you are experiencing damp issues within your property and more importantly we can resolve them. So whether you are in need of a new damp proof course or in need of a basement conversion we are the London Damp Proofing Specialists to deal with. We have been operating within the Damp Proofing and Timber Preservation industry for over the past two decades. We are confident that what ever your problem and with our wealth of knowledge and technical expertise we are sure to resolve any structural issue or damp concerns you may have. We are based within the London Borough of Sutton but operate throughout the South London / Surrey and Kent areas. Whether you are in need of specialist re-plastering in Wimbledon or Helibar installation in Banstead you can be sure of quality workmanship at a price that is rarely beaten, in fact we are so proud of our prices that "we guarantee to beat any written quote".

Damp proofing

There are many forms of dampness found within a building, and they are not all necessarily caused by rising damp.They could be due to condensation, penetrating damp or even leaking plumbing items! London Damp proofing Specialists will be able to determine the cause of a damp problem, therefore giving the correct course of action to undertake.

Rising damp will occur if there is no damp proof course present, where the existing damp course has broken down or has been "bridged" by
high external ground levels or dampness in an adjoining structure. Internally, rising damp often results in ruined decorations and the breakdown of wall plaster.

Installing a damp proof course will prevent further damp from rising through the capillary of the structural brickwork, but contaminated plaster (containing nitrates and chlorides brought up from the ground) will continue to give the impression of dampness if not replaced - particularly on days of high humidity as they are Hygroscopic, having the ability to absorb moisture from the surrounding environment.

What types of work do we cover?

We mainly operate within the damp proofing and timber preservation industry i.e Woomworm Spraying , New DPC (Damp Proof Course), Specialist replastering , Rising Damp , Penetrating Damp , Basement Tanking , Reduction of High Ground Levels etc . However, due to the nature of our job we have also extensive experience all all other types of building work within the London and South East of England such as obtaining contracts for Plastering in Putney, Repointing in Clapham, Garage Conversions in Balham, Basement Conversions in Earls Court, Structrual Alterations in Croydon etc to name but a few. In addition to quality workmanship you will find that all our work is guaranteed and we will not charge you as much as our competitors have quoted you.


What is Rising Damp?

What is rising damp? It is the process of capillary action, where ground water rises into brickwork or masonry that does not have an effective damp proof course (dpc). In older buildings a dpc may never have been incorporated into the wall construction, or the dpc may have been bridged by raised ground levels or alterations to the building or the dpc may have been degraded and failed. Salts left by rising damp can absorb moisture from the atmosphere leading to wall dampness in conditions of high relative humidity. This will result in spoilt and degraded plaster surfaces and decoration. It is vital therefore that appropriate replastering work is undertaken where required, following the successful installation of a new damp proof course. With over two decades in the industry you can be assured that London Damp proofing Specialists will identify and illiminate the cause as well as providing cost effective solutions.

London Basement Conversion Contractor

Basements are fast becoming as popular as an extension. In parts of London, stamp duty can be as much as £30K, add that to moving costs and the price of a larger home, many of our clients agree it makes better financial sense to convert an existing or create a new basement than move home.
Throughout South West London, Fulham, Clapham, Wandsworth we have been adding further living space to properties without the need to extend any further.

The great advantage with basements is that they not only add a whole new floor, it's also space that can be used in many different ways. With a loft extension, the space is so far from the living areas that it can only really be used for bedrooms, studies or bathrooms.

Basements are close enough to the ground floor area to be used as playrooms, nanny bedrooms and bathrooms when a new baby arrives, living rooms, kitchens or accommodation for relatives.

With the demands of modern lifestyles, basements are increasingly being turned into leisure areas with home cinemas, pool and table tennis tables, home gyms or even swimming pools. You can also create an independent entrance or exit out into the back garden from the basement.

A basement creates a lot of extra space, which can be used for absolutely anything it also frees up the rest of the house to use in different ways.

For example, many people put a utility room, shower and toilet in their basement, irrespective of what else  they have planned for the space. Whether you are converting an existing damp dark basement into extra living space or the waterproofing in your basement is failing, London Damp proofing Specialists  are the specialists you need to get the job done to your satisfaction.
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Should you require a no obligation quotation on damp at your property please contact us now on 07984 712 428 or alternatively please fill in our enquiry form where we will contact you back regarding a survey.

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