Huddersfield Damp Proofing &

Timber Preservation Experts

Damp Proofing Problem? Act fast.

Danford Brewer & Ives are damp proofing experts in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. We assess Dampness, Timber Problems, Wall Stabilization and Basement Conversion works with a damp survey carried out by our own PCA Qualified surveyors. There are many different types of damp and we will assess which type of damp it is before recommending the correct course of action to take.




Our specialist damp surveyors and technicians are local to the Huddersfield area. Over the years our regional surveyors have built up valuable local knowledge. This helps us understand the most common problems for houses and buildings in the city. This experience combined with our qualifications puts Danford Brewer and Ives in an ideal position to treat your damp problem.



If you have identified a problem, simply call us, and we will arrange for one of our PCA qualified surveyors will visit your property at an agreed time and date. We will assess the damp problem and determine the best solution. Once we understand the root cause of the damp issue we can create a suitable plan to fix it. Following the site survey, we will provide you with a written report and quotation.



Danford Brewer & Ives have earned qualifications from The Property Care Association (PCA) for Certificated Surveyor in Structural Waterproofing (CSSW) and Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatment (CSRT) a certificated Surveyor in Structural Waterproofing (CSSW) is a recognized industry qualification which demonstrates that the holder has a detailed understanding of all forms of below-ground waterproofing.

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Building Stock in Huddersfield

Huddersfield is located in West Yorkshire, close to the M62 and Brighouse. With easy access east to Wakefield and Sheffield it is ideally situated for most commutes. The population has grown over the years and so too has the housing. The mixed array of properties varies greatly in the area, from old listed buildings and farm dwellings through to terraced, semi-detached and detaching houses.

The older properties in the area are the ones that suffer most damp problems caused by water ingress. By identifying these damp problems early, homeowners in and around Huddersfield in areas such as Farnley Tyas, Honley, and Brackenhall that have saved money and have prevented their damp problems spiraling out of control.

If you think you have a damp problem, why not get in touch and arrange for one of our local PCA Certified Damp Surveyors to visit you and carry out a Damp Survey.

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Damp Proofing Experts

As damp proofing experts, we are specialists in detecting damp and in recommending and installing the right kind of treatments to tackle the various causes of damp in a property.

This expertise is vital because damp can appear for different reasons, and the treatment should be appropriate for addressing these causes.

It is also important to use damp proofing experts because if damp is left untreated, or even undetected, it can lead to structural damage to a building.

Typically, when these specialists investigate for damp, they will look at the symptoms and then find the root cause, by carrying out a detailed survey.

Once they have diagnosed the causes of damp, which could be anything from penetrating or rising damp to condensation, they will be able to act to remedy the problem and prevent further damp occurring.

They may carry out a rising damp treatment, install a damp proof membrane, or provide another damp proof solution.

Varieties of Damp

There are several varieties of damp, which can affect a property: penetrating damp, rising damp, dry or wet rot and condensation.

Penetrating damp is when water gets into a building’s fabric, often through old walls or building defects.

Rising damp is when moisture comes up through the walls of a building, through a capillary action.

Dry and wet rot affect timber in a building and come from a fungus. Dry rot tends to be more serious, but both forms can cause damage if left untreated.

Condensation is when warm, moist air makes contact with cool surfaces, such as windows or uninsulated walls.

When deciding on a damp proof course or some other damp treatment, it is important to first understand the cause.

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How Does Damp Proofing Work?

As damp proofing experts, we are specialists in detecting damp and in recommending and installing the right kind of treatments to tackle the various causes of damp in a property.

Damp proofing works by preventing moisture from entering and rising up the walls of a building.

Where there is rising damp, a damp proofing injection is a fast, efficient form of preventing moisture from continuing to spread.

It involves drilling strategic holes in the affected wall then injecting a silicon-based, damp proof cream into these holes.

The cream then permeates the masonry of the building, creating a barrier that is water-repellent.

Another damp proofing method is to install a damp proof membrane to create a barrier between a concrete sub-floor and the floor covering that goes on top of it. This barrier then stops moisture from passing from one surface to another.

How Long Should You Wait to Decorate After Damp Proofing?

Once a wall has had a damp proof course, it will then require re-plastering.

After this, there has to be a period of complete drying-out before you can decorate it.

If you are planning on permanent wallpapering, you may need to wait as long as 12 months to ensure the damp proof course is completely dry.

If, however, you are decorating using a water-permeable emulsion paint, you can redecorate once all the visible signs of damp have disappeared.

This is usually between 4 and 8 weeks.

The amount of time you need to wait can also be affected by how thick your walls are. If you are unsure, feel free to ask us!