Damp Proofing in Oxford
Biocraft are based in Reading, Berkshire and we carry out damp proofing and damp control works in Oxford and throughout the Thames Valley and adjoining areas. We carry out damp proofing and damp control works throughout the following locations in and around Oxford, Oxfordshire
Before undertaking any remedial damp proofing action, it’s important to ascertain the source of water or moisture ingress. There could be one or more causes including penetrating damp, plumbing defects, condensation, bridging of the damp proof course (DPC) or absence of effective damp proofing.
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Damp proofing company in Oxford
Biocraft is a full member of the Property Care Association (PCA), formerly the British Wood Preservation and Damp Proofing Association (BWPDA), the Basement Waterproofing Association (BWA), the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) and Constructionline. We are TrustMark approved to carry out damp proofing surveys and damp proofing works for local authorities and mortgage companies
Dampness in buildings
A specialist damp survey should identify the possible source(s) of damp and recommend corrective action. This may include repairing external/internal defects, reducing external ground levels to below the level of the damp proof course, improving heating and ventilation, fitting French drains or installing a chemical damp proof course.
Movement of moisture or the presence of excessive amounts of moisture in building materials can result in salt staining, plaster deterioration or spoiling of decorations. Timbers that are subjected to continual dampness are at risk from wood destroying fungi (wet and dry rot).
Moisture could pass into the fabric of a building, resulting in dampness. This can occur through many routes including building defects, broken or leaking pipes, poor maintenance and lack of effective damp proofing measures.
Valuation and building surveys will frequently identify damp in properties and recommend a specialist damp proofing survey be carried out by a PCA and BWPDA approved company.
Specialist damp surveys in Reading should be carried out by a qualified damp proofing surveyor with a minimum of a CSRT (certificated surveyor in remedial treatments) qualification as required by the Property Care Association (PCA) and the British Wood Preserving and Damp Proofing Association (BWPDA). All Biocraft surveyors have achieved the CSRT and CSSW qualification.
The most common sources of moisture ingress found in buildings include:
- Penetrating dampness
- Internal building defects
- Rising damp
- Leaks and escapes of water
Biocraft offers a wide range of damp surveys and damp proofing services in Reading and throughout Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey and Oxfordshire. For a professional and reliable assessment, please call us on 01189 451144 or email [email protected]
Biocraft in Oxford
Oxford is a city in the South East region of England and the county town of Oxfordshire. With an estimated 2015 population of 168,270, it is the 52nd largest city in the United Kingdom, and one of the fastest growing and most ethnically diverse. The city is situated 57 miles (92 km) from London, 69 miles (111 km) from Bristol, 65 miles (105 km) from both Southampton and Birmingham and 25 miles (40 km) from Reading.
Oxford is known worldwide as the home of the University of Oxford, the oldest university in the English-speaking world. Buildings in Oxford demonstrate notable examples of every English architectural period since the late Saxon period. Oxford is known as the “city of dreaming spires”, a term coined by poet Matthew Arnold. Oxford has a broad economic base. Its industries include motor manufacturing, education, publishing and a large number of information technology and science-based businesses, some being academic offshoots.