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Do I Need a Damp Proofing Specialist?

If you think your home is being affected by water penetration or condensation problems, it’s important to call a damp proofing specialist. Damp problems — which typically include mould, woodworm and dry or wet rot — can cause significant damage to your property, can result in health problems for those who live there, and can even lead to a significant decline in the value of your home.

While damp problems and condensation issues can occur in any property, they are particularly common in older builds and period homes, as these types of buildings may have been constructed without a damp proof membrane (also known as ‘tanking’).

Every home should have some form of moisture control applied to its walls and floors, designed to prevent moisture from passing into interior spaces. Don’t put off getting your property assessed by an expert; if you think your house has damp, act quickly.

What Does a Damp Proofing Specialist Do?

Damp proofing your building is not a DIY project; it requires expert knowledge, industrial materials and a proper understanding of the building’s structure. Repairing or installing damp proof materials is more tricky than it may seem, and includes the following:

  • Sourcing and installing materials: Specialist materials must be acquired and installed to prevent damp from rising through the fabric of your walls. A common method of damp proofing involves fitting a preventative slate barrier, referred to as a ‘damp proof course’, into the base of the walls. This is the sort of job that requires a knowledgeable and trusted builder with damp proofing expertise to be done safely and efficiently.
  • Closing cracks and holes: In most cases, special types of resin will need to be injected into targeted points of the building to close up cracks and holes that have been created. This requires the knowledge and skills of an expert damp proofing specialist.

How to Find Damp Proofing Companies Near You

HaMuch makes it super easy to find damp proofing specialists in your local area. To find local damp proofing near you, follow our simple three-step process:

  1. Post your job: Find your location, either by typing in your postcode or town, or selecting from our extensive list of regions, counties and cities in the UK. We ask you to select your maximum budget, so that you never pay more than what you can afford.Post the details of your job and we’ll match you with damp proofing contractors in your area who are qualified and experienced to do the work.
  2. Get damp proofing quotes: We’ll send your job listing to damp proofing specialists near you. We’ll notify you via text when three tradesmen have expressed interest in your job.
  3. Select your tradesman: Review the profiles and experience of the tradesmen interested in working with you. You can use HaMuch to read customer reviews from people just like you, compare rates and see how close they are to you. You can even communicate with tradesmen to discuss the work before making your decision — you’re in complete control!

Our search tools are designed to help you find a tradesman that best suits your needs, budget and location.

You can find local damp proofing contractors near you in the HaMuch.com directory. We offer an extensive list of local building services and extension and conversion services on our site.

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Rates for Tradesmen in the UK

Builder

Builder: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Builders
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Breckland£23£200
North East Lincolnshire£22£174
Coventry£24£196
Dover£23£188
Eastleigh£29£209
Gwynedd£19£153
Southampton£29£206
Waverley£52£245
Kingston-upon-Hull£16£135
North Ayrshire£24£191

Carpenter & Joiner

Carpenter & Joiner: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Carpenter & Joiners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Crewe & Nantwich£32£279
Flintshire£25£169
Barnsley£24£176
Colchester£23£196
Milton Keynes£29£221
Canterbury£25£188
Sefton£22£165
Perth & Kinross£27£214
Rochdale£30£180
Nottingham£28£194

Electrician

Electrician: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Electricians
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Mid Bedfordshire£37£236
East Devon£30£220
Edinburgh£34£269
Renfrewshire£31£251
Crewe & Nantwich£30£220
Barnsley£30£217
Swale£38£247
Havant & Waterloo£33£236
East Hampshire£31£230
Newcastle-upon-Tyne£28£201

Gardener

Gardener: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Gardeners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
St Helens£34£253
Kirklees£22£130
Bassetlaw£21£184
Lisburn£20£130
Belfast£19£122
Warrington£40£289
Renfrewshire£32£258
Wycombe£22£173
Vale of Glamorgan£18£147
Eastleigh£31£200

Locksmith

Locksmith: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Locksmiths
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Broxtowe£37£267
Stratford-on-Avon£35£160
South Bedfordshire£65£237
Birmingham£62£338
Swansea£28£128
Luton£51£245
St Albans£53£278
Highland£25£200
Derby£45£236
Bolton£41£233

Cleaner

Cleaner: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Cleaners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
South Gloucestershire£22£211
Doncaster£11£83
Suffolk Coastal£16£107
Bournemouth£16£84
Wokingham£19£146
North Lanarkshire£14£120
Mid Bedfordshire£23£158
East Ayrshire£20£140
Newport£26£190
St Helens£13£118

Car Mechanic

Car Mechanic: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Car Mechanics
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Halton£35£258
Havant & Waterloo£50£400
Edinburgh£20£155
Elmbridge£44£268
Caerphilly£35£240
South Bedfordshire£32£162
Birmingham£28£176
Newport£35£240
Stockton-on-Tees£38£300
Doncaster£30£227

Heating Engineer

Heating Engineer: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Heating Engineers
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Stafford£37£236
Test Valley£37£249
Erewash£39£241
Northampton£45£246
Stoke-on-Trent£36£223
Exeter£37£247
Wigan£38£232
Chelmsford£44£255
Wychavon£42£264
Charnwood£42£224

Plumber

Plumber: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Plumbers
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Preston£52£234
Waveney£38£254
Knowsley£34£215
Dacorum£50£267
Arun£44£255
The Wrekin£39£256
Guildford£55£286
Broxtowe£37£236
Redcar & Cleveland£34£223
Macclesfield£43£230

Painter & Decorator

Painter & Decorator: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Painter & Decorators
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
North Hertfordshire£30£195
Coventry£21£156
Newbury£25£190
Havant & Waterloo£24£173
Nuneaton & Bedworth£21£160
Stafford£23£150
Wakefield£21£152
Wigan£21£158
Waveney£22£181
Manchester£22£166

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