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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.

Builder: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK

Builder: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges)
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Builder near London£35£221
Builder near Birmingham£26£205
Builder near Leeds£25£189
Builder near Glasgow£34£261
Builder near Sheffield£30£250
Builder near Bradford£25£186
Builder near Liverpool£26£180
Builder near Edinburgh£30£218
Builder near Manchester£30£191
Builder near Bristol£26£193

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Recent jobs posted for damp proofing

Re concrete of outside area inc drains

We have a small outside path area which needs to be Re concreted. It's outside the kitchen/ utility so there are drains to be considered.

Steam room re-tanking

I am writing from Far Grange holiday park (YO25 8SY), to enquire about a quote for re-tanking a steam room, due to a leak.

Damp on internal wall

Ex council house with damp on internal wall (living room).....facing outdoor wall near front door.

Rising damp

Area of damp flaking plaster on section of living room wall facing outside wall near front door.

Tanking

Tanking an existing room that's being lived in

Tanking

Tanking an existing room that's being lived in

Damp

Roof repair

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Builder

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North Hertfordshire£34£217
Mid Sussex£28£213
Aberdeenshire£25£250
Nottingham£30£216
Guildford£44£252
North Somerset£28£204
Sunderland£25£199
South Gloucestershire£26£196
Luton£34£217
Edinburgh£30£218

Carpenter & Joiner

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Horsham£26£209
Bristol£24£188
North Lincolnshire£19£158
Thamesdown£23£182
Milton Keynes£27£209
Suffolk Coastal£21£188
Conway£21£170
Guildford£38£215
Isle of Wight£27£196
Swansea£20£156

Electrician

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East Dunbartonshire£33£237
West Lancashire£28£209
Cherwell£36£217
Redcar & Cleveland£31£241
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Basildon£34£249
New Forest£36£227
Brighton£42£217
Newcastle-upon-Tyne£28£201
Canterbury£29£218

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Portsmouth£26£176
Torbay£18£142
Bolton£28£198
Rochdale£20£144
Angus£25£200
Middlesbrough£15£112
Neath Port Talbot£25£179
Poole£25£160
Chester£36£277
New Forest£35£267

Locksmith

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Norwich£42£190
South Oxfordshire£54£250
Arun£25£180
Aylesbury Vale£58£205
Reigate & Banstead£48£271
Cheltenham£75£588
Flintshire£33£293
Bournemouth£79£205
Wigan£38£200
Stockton-on-Tees£32£217

Cleaner

Cleaner: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Cleaners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Warrington£14£114
Bassetlaw£12£100
Gloucester£36£255
South Gloucestershire£22£211
Wigan£13£103
Arun£28£187
East Riding£25£154
Halton£13£110
Falkirk£13£113
Chelmsford£20£123

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
South Tyneside£48£225
Swale£35£175
Warrington£34£243
Nottingham£36£278
Belfast£32£213
Basildon£50£324
West Lothian£10£60
South Somerset£39£280
Wokingham£42£240
Newport£35£240

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
Falkirk£40£272
Warrington£38£232
Arun£44£261
Stratford-on-Avon£46£251
Cambridge£41£263
Mid Bedfordshire£46£267
Crewe & Nantwich£37£237
Sandwell£38£227
Coventry£38£233
Bolton£45£237

Plumber

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Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Lancaster£37£248
Cardiff£34£224
York£33£211
Bristol£38£247
Newcastle-upon-Tyne£38£238
Mid Bedfordshire£45£262
Cheltenham£39£286
Bassetlaw£30£206
Dundee£40£270
Oldham£38£234

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
Tameside£23£169
Rochdale£23£166
The Wrekin£15£130
South Tyneside£21£152
Rhondda, Cynon, Taff£20£156
West Wiltshire£20£160
Preston£21£151
Gedling£25£183
Breckland£18£146
Swansea£19£150

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