Technical research on dampness, breathability and building materials
Comprehensive holistic dampness surveys
Conservation-friendly remedy of rising damp... ideal for listed buildings and churches
Sympathetic building restoration
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Investigating & Solving Dampness Problems in Old & Listed Buildings

Core Conservation is a team of building conservation specialists, scientists and engineers under one roof, holistically investigating and permanently solving complex and often long-standing problems in older buildings.

We specialize in investigating and solving dampness problems in old and listed buildings, in fact any building, advocating traditional, building-friendly and breathable materials and practices. We understand very well the differences between old and new buildings in terms of architecture, building philosophy and materials used, and the damages non-breathable materials can do to old buildings.

What Do We Do?

We investigate dampness problems holistically using cutting edge diagnosis tools. We find the root-cause of long-standing dampness problems - difficult and challenging cases are our specialty.

Once the root cause of the problems have been identified, we explain you everything in plain English, outlying the remedy options with particular attention to building friendly, traditional options. 

We advocate and use building friendly materials and technologies, including traditional Roman plasters for thermal insulation or for extremely damp and salty environments, while keeping everything all breathable.

We do in-house research. In our lab we investigate various aspects of moisture movement including of rising damp, the wetting-drying cycle and properties of building materials.

Award Winning Company

We also believe in innovation. We use a mix of old and new technologies - as long as they are building-friendly, breathable and non-invasive - including traditional Roman waterproofing mortarsinsulating lime plasters and non-invasive magnetic damp proof courses to permanently resolve dampness and insulation problems - creating dry and warm homes as a result.

We won numerous industry awards including the 2020 Homebuilding and Renovating Awards in the „Best Insulation Supplier“ category as well as the 2020 Build-It Awards, in the "Best Innovation in Insulation" category.

industry awards

Our Mission Statement

  1. To embrace, reinstate and promote traditional solutions, materials and practices for the restoration of old buildings, where those exist. 
  2. To research conservation friendly, non-invasive alternatives to problems with no traditional solutions, or where existing solutions do not meet 21st century needs and expectations.
  3. Through research take everything back to basics, to clarify, demonstrate and explain in plain English the various mechanisms, drivers and underlying principles of moisture movement in order to bring more clarity into this field.