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Solving Rising Damp in Churches

Interview with an old-timer conservation architectWe really enjoyed working with Mr John Dodson, old timer conservation architect, on solving damp problems in the St Peter's Church in Thornton.  We couldn't miss this opportunity of asking him about his life-long experience…

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What Makes Basements Damp?

Basements are usually dark and damp unless you finish them. If you use your basement as storage space or a laundry room, you’ve likely dealt with leaks, condensation, and humidity.If you have puddles of water in your basement, you likely…

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Violet Cottage

The Dampness ProblemHere is a short overview of the dampness problem and some of the works done on the cottage, as described by the customer’s own words:“The cottage is a worker's semi-detached Lovelace Cottage (so Listed).  Built in 1863 of…

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Paxton Cottage

Paxton cottage, a Grade II listed 17th century timber frame Tudor cottage, is described in The Report of the Royal Commission on Historical Monuments as follows:A 17th century timber frame cottage with whitewashed brick infill; ground floor and gable of…

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Cottage with Lots of Cement

This 150 year old cottage has just been purchased recently and the new owners were looking froward to a full refurbishment. The past owners spent only the bare minimum on repairs and maintenance, so a lot of work was needed…

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Residential Building with Cellar

Here is a typical 150 year old, Victorian end-terrace house. The lady owner had some dampness problems in the cellar which she used as a gardening shed. We have done a full survey of the building and here are the…

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Country House

The lower basement and ground floor of this old, listed country house has been under complete refurbishment. The last major renovations have been done in 1970s when an electro-osmosis dehydration system has also been fitted. One of the challenges with this…

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Fortified Church of Ghelinta

I recently spent some of my holiday in Transylvania where I visited several old churches. Ghelinta, a tiny town in deepest Transylvania, is home to a church whose amazing interior wall paintings look almost as fresh as when they were first put there, six or seven centuries ago.
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Fortified Church of Prejmer

I recently spent some of my holiday in Transylvania where I visited several old churches. The fortified church of Prejmer is one of the most important medieval historic monuments in Transylvania. The church was founded by the Germanic Teutonic Knights.
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Atholl Cottage

This 100+ year old cottage had dampness problems for years and it felt very cold. The building didn't have a damp proof course (DPC) and the presence of rising damp was suspected.
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Thatched Cottage

This beautiful old thatched cottage from Hampshire dating back 1528 has been extensively and meticulously refurbished using sympathetic restoration methods.
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Legerwood Church

Legerwood Church

Legerwood Kirk is an ancient and historic Church of Scotland church dating back to year 1127. The building has been suffering from dampness issues for a number of years. Being a Grade A listed building...
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Earlsgate House

Triage Central acquired this 150 years old category-B listed Victorian building in Stirling to become its new headquarters. The 4 storey building was in need for a complete refurbishment...
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