Damp Issues in Heritage & Period Properties

We undertook a full consultation on a fantastic period property in the centre of Leamington Spa (Conservation Area).
Years before purchase, the property had been renovated and in these areas damp issues have come to light through the use of modern construction materials. It is a situation I see all too often! Where these impervious materials are used on older buildings; particularly gypsum plaster, cement render and modern paint a number of problems can arise. 
These issues can be made even worse by ‘injection damp proofing’ which has been recommended across the country causing £millions of damage.

It takes me back to lectures in Bath by Architect and mentor Bill Holmes some decades ago now! I include a very succinct article which highlights these issues and further explains principles of conservation renovation. If you are considering works to your older property to please read this article by Heritage House....