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The Different Types of Damp [wtr-time]

PENETRATING DAMP Sometimes called lateral damp is an ingress of moisture penetrating through external walls.Penetrating Damp is usually due to defects in the building such as faulty rainwater goods, porous brickwork, porous stonework, perished mortar joints, frost damage bricks, and defective or cracked render. External defects allow moisture to penetrate through the wall and can […]

Read more May 13th, 2021

Basement Waterproofing in Bristol [wtr-time]

This week the Premier 1st for Property Care team completed a basement waterproofing job in Bristol utilising Newton 8mm Cavity Membrane and Newton Fibran. Damp proofing to basements is covered by British Standards document BS 8102: 2009 “Protection of structures against water from the ground”. This document specifies the performance level for the design of the waterproofing […]

Read more February 13th, 2020

Penetrating Damp Treatment in Hertfordshire [wtr-time]

Premier 1st for Property Care was in Hertfordshire penetrating damp from high ground levels on an early 20th Century building, which for the last 80 years has been a small-town hospital. At some point, they had contractors in to build a ramp for access for deliveries on trolleys, and possibly wheelchair users.  In doing so the original […]

Read more January 29th, 2020

Damp Survey London [wtr-time]

There were absolutely no expenses spared on this project in Cadogan Square, London, SW1. Premier 1st for Property Care was asked by an architect to undertake a full detailed damp survey of the building. The results revealed no levels of damp to warrant any works, which was great news for the client! However, after their discussions and […]

Read more October 24th, 2019

Emergency! Tenant can’t move in. [wtr-time]

This social housing in London was meant to have a new tenant but was clearly not fit for habitation, so the Premier experts were called in. Our timeline ran like this: Contact from owner Tuesday afternoon Survey 8.00 am Wednesday Fully-costed proposal submitted 9.30 am Wednesday Premier appointed 10.30 am Wednesday Project to include ceiling […]

Read more March 8th, 2019

Damp Living Room Wall Needed Dry Lining Membrane [wtr-time]

This porous bale end wall was displaying classic signs of damp penetration, so the owner called Premier Conractors, on the recommendation of Newton Membranes. Our CSSW-qualified surveyor quickly diagnosed the issue from the tide-line of damp extending DOWN the wall from porous stone work externally. Testing showed a very high moisture profile reading. High Meter […]

Read more February 25th, 2019

Aston Martin Collection Gets Expert Protection [wtr-time]

Every structure is at risk from water ingress, and professional waterproofing is always the answer. Especially if the structure is to be the home of a priceless collection of some iconic motor cars. After discussion with the architect, the on-site contractor called in Premier Contractors and we sent one of our CSSW-qualified surveyors to inspect […]

Read more February 19th, 2019

Adding Space, Damp Protection and Value [wtr-time]

We converted a useless damp cellar into really valuable storage space, increasing the usable area of the house and adding to its value at the same time. The damp cellar was no use for anything. After a free, no-obligation survey, our CSSW Surveyor (Certificated Surveyor in Structural Water Proofing) specified a Newton Cavity Membrane System. […]

Read more November 30th, 2018

Total Damp Protection Requested and Delivered [wtr-time]

For this project we proposed and installed a Newton Cavity Membrane System to protect against damp penetration. The client was very clear that he demanded 100% peace of mind and was dependent on Premier Contractors to provide this. One of our CSRT-qualified surveyors went along to see the project in Stamford and provide a free, […]

Read more November 27th, 2018

Council Housing Damp Needed Premier Expertise [wtr-time]

The housing run by this Council in Cornwall had already been “treated” by another company when Premier were called in. When our expert surveyors did their free survey, they found extensive areas of damp and decay to several walls in both kitchens and lounges. We produced a detailed and comprehensive damp survey, which we provide […]

Read more November 21st, 2018