Why Would You Need Tanking

Why Would You Need Tanking?   Why would you need tanking? This is a topic we have covered before but we thought we would go over it again as we are still helping lots of customers across London & Berkshire with tanking their basements or cellars.   DH Damp...

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Merry Christmas From DH Damp Proofing & Plastering

Merry Christmas From DH Damp Proofing & Plastering. As everyone prepares for a few days break we would like to say merry Christmas from DH Damp Proofing & Plastering! It’s time to relax and enjoy being around our families and we thought this would be a good...

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DH Damp Proofing & Plastering – Safeguard

DH Damp Proofing & Plastering – Safeguard   We are often asked what we use for tanking basements in London & Berkshire, here we will look at the Safeguard products that we use for this.   When tanking basements or cellars we use Safeguards Oldroyd XV  20 which is...

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Treat Yourself To A Damp Free Christmas

Treat Yourself To A Damp Free Christmas   Treat yourself to a damp free Christmas this year!! How you may ask? Taking measures to protect your property from damp will ensure a cosy and damp free festive period.   Damp is probably the last thing on your mind in...

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Winter & Condensation

Winter & Condensation   You might not have thought about this but winter & condensation have a connection that could be damaging your property.   DH Damp Proofing & Plastering have attended many properties across London & Berkshire during the winter months were the home owners have believed they...

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DH Damp Proofing & Plastering On The Signs Of Damp:

DH Damp Proofing & Plastering On The Signs Of Damp:   There are numerous things that count as signs of damp within your property. DH Damp Proofing & Plastering Ltd are experts at identifying causes and types of damp however that doesn’t mean that every property owner...

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Dry Rot

Dry Rot:   Dry rot is the most serious form of rot to affect timbers, it is caused by a fungus called Serpula Lacrymans and famously affects buildings and ships.   This rot has the ability to not only attack the timbers within a property but also other building...

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Wet Rot

Wet Rot   Wet rot & dry rot are different types of a damp problem within the timbers of a property. DH Damp Proofing & Plastering have been to numerous cases of wet & dry rot across London & Berkshire and identifying the type of damp is...

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Exterior Issues Can Cause Damp Internally

Exterior Issues Can Cause Damp Internally:   Dh Damp Proofing & Plastering have been to numerous properties in London & Berkshire were people are unaware that exterior issues can cause damp internally.   Being aware of the grounds surrounding your property can save you the hassle and not to...

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Why Remove Salt Affected Plaster?

Why Remove Salt Affected Plaster?   It’s often an imperative step of damp treatment, but why remove salt affected plaster?   During our many years of working on properties around London and Berkshire and helping them rid them of their damp problems DH Damp Proofing & Plastering have often...

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What Happens During A Damp Survey?

What Happens During A Damp Survey?   We all know that should we have a damp problem then we should have an inspection but have you ever wondered what happens during a damp survey?   DH Damp Proofing & Plastering have conducted many damp surveys across London & Berkshire...

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Cellar Tanking Methods

Cellar Tanking Methods:   There are a couple of cellar tanking methods. But before we look at the different methods we will explain why cellar tanking is required.   DH Damp Proofing & Plastering consider this are to be one of our flag ship services. We understand that more...

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Damp Proof Course Failure

Damp Proof Course Failure:   What causes damp proof course failure? There could be a number of reasons really. Many people are unaware that although they have a damp proof course (DPC) in place it can be breached and/or can fail.   DH Damp Proofing & Plastering are aware...

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The Importance Of Timber Preservation

The Importance Of Timber Preservation:   Timber preservation is an important part of the general maintenance of your property. You may not realise how much timber you have within your property until you discover a problem with it.   Outside gates, barge/soffit boards, garage doors, timber casement windows and...

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Prepare Your Property For Autumn

Prepare Your Property For Autumn   Autumn brings many things such as falling leaves, more layers of clothing and Halloween, but it also brings in weather that is damp and colder than recent months.   DH Damp Proofing & Plastering advise that this is the perfect time to check...

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Penetrative Damp Blog

Penetrative Damp:   You may have heard of penetrative damp, but do you fully understand it? It’s getting to the time of year when we see increased moisture in the air and more rain than usual across London & Berkshire.   Simply put his type of damp is the...

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What Is An Air Brick?

What Is An Air Brick & Why Is It Needed:     Air bricks also known as sub-floor ventilation can be an integral part of your properties structure.  Your property will typically have a floor that is either solid or one that is made of timber. The timber...

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Why Should You Damp Proof Your Home?

Why Should You Damp Proof Your Home?   Why should you damp proof your home? Well simply put prevention is better than the cure! Modern properties are generally built with a damp proof course (DPC) to stop moisture ingress into your property. However, these do have a...

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Mould & Fungi – The Health Implications

Mould & Fungi – The Health Implications.   Throughout our posts, we always stress that mould & fungi can be a danger to your health. Mould & fungi are a common side effect of a damp problem in properties not only in London but throughout the UK.   Asthma,...

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