Damp Proofing in DD5
Posted 4 October 2011
Job Description:
Please read below report - quote is around £2500 to repair. Looking for other competitive quotes, access to the property is available INTERNAL OBSERVATIONS Our findings within the areas as instructed are as follows: ROOFING TIMBERS Our inspection of the roofing timbers was severely restricted due to the fact that the first floor rooms are constructed within the roof area and our examination was restricted to the accessible eaves void only. Our inspection within the above area was further restricted due to the presence of roof insulation laid between the ceiling joists however our findings at the points examined are as follows: No apparent evidence of any woodborer infestation or fungal attacks was located and therefore no treatment is recommended. First Floor FLOORING TIMBERS Room Left, Central Landing & Front Right Hand Cupboard Area Our inspection of the flooring timbers in these rooms was handicapped by the presence of furniture and floor coverings, however where we were able to turn back the floor coverings without causing undue damage or disturbance our findings at the points examined are as follows: No apparent evidence of any woodborer infestation or fungal attacks was located and therefore no treatment is recommended. Ground Floor FLOORING TIMBERS Room Front Left, Room Front Right, Room Rear Centre (Bathroom), Room Centre Left & Room Rear Right Our inspection of the flooring timbers in these rooms was handicapped by the presence of furniture and floor coverings, however where we were able to turn back the floor coverings without causing undue damage or disturbance our findings at the points examined are as follows: No apparent evidence of any woodborer infestation or fungal attacks was located and therefore no treatment is recommended. - 3 - Room Rear Left (Kitchen) Due to the presence of fixed laminate flooring overlays within the above room no inspection of the flooring timbers was possible and therefore no comments can be made. Surface Condensation Room Rear Centre (Bathroom) Using instrumental analysis in conjunction with our physical observations we have formed the conclusion that dampness in the form of surface condensation is affecting the rear wall and ceiling area within the above room and this dampness would appear to be the result of the lack of suitable air extraction within this room. In view of the above, we would recommend the installation of a humidistat controlled extractor fan to the external wall. Should it be required, we would be happy to provide a quotation for this upon your further instruction. Our visual inspection of the solum revealed that the solum is unsealed and was relatively damp at the time of inspection. This dampness together with the restricted sub floor ventilation and organic debris will create conditions suitable for the germination and growth of wood rotting fungi. In view of these findings we would recommend that the solum be sealed as detailed in our attached schedule headed “Solum Sealant”. Rising Damp Using instrumental analysis we were unable to record any readings which would suggest the presence of rising damp. Chartered or otherwise qualified surveyors should be employed to examine in detail the structural and other conditions of the property which might influence any change in its ownership. We can only accept responsibility for identifying and assessing the extent of the infestation on the evidence available and in the areas accessible at the time of our inspection. Owing to the rapid extension and development in some forms of insect and fungal attack and other factors involved, our estimate for the extent and costs of remedial treatment can only hold good for one month from the date of inspection.

- Customer type: an individual/homeowner
- Reason for requesting quotes: the work is required and I want to select a company
Services Required:
  • Bricklayer/Stone Mason
  • Builder
  • Damp Proofing, Dry Rot, Woodworm and Pest Control
Estimate required for:
  • Labour and materials
Success Criteria:
  • Accuracy of estimate (versus invoice)
  • Experience and references
  • Price
  • Qualifications and insurances
  • The quality of the finished job
Location: dundee
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