Damptec Systems Ltd, Derby, Sheffield, Chesterfield, Nottingham
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Works Road Hollingwood
Chesterfield Derbyshire, S43 2PE
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About Damptec Systems Ltd, Derby, Sheffield, Chesterfield, Nottingham
f you think your home is suffering from the signs of damp then you need to get in touch with Damptec. We are members of the Property Care Association (PCA), formerly the British Wood Preserving and Damp-Proofing Association (BWPDA). This means we work to the Association’s stringent guidelines and undergo rigorous on-going verification checks to maintain our membership status. You can therefore be confident that work completed by Damptec will meet industry-approved levels of competency, quality and customer care.We are also members of TrustMark, the Government endorsed initiative giving consumers a route to find reliable and trustworthy tradespeople to give you confidence you are choosing the right company.
We offer guarantee protection insurance through our FSA approved and regulated insurance policy, for your peace of mind.
Rising damp is caused, amongst other things, by the failure of an existing damp proof course (DPC), bridging of the DPC due to raised external ground levels, or, in older properties, the absence of a DPC. Bricks, stones and mortar are porous and will allow water to rise through what is known as capillary action. How high the damp rises in a wall will depend on several factors including the height of the water table, pore continuity in the masonry and evaporation rates. The results are staining to the decorative coverings, blown plaster, peeling paintwork and wallpaper and a risk of rot to joists and floorboards in direct contact with damp masonry.
Cure rising damp in your home with Damptec
We are experts in damp control and, in accordance with the Property Care Association code of practice, will investigate the causes, diagnose and treat areas of rising damp in your home using the latest techniques. Our system provides a dry surface ready for decoration within 7-10 days of treatment.
Waterproofing structures that are below ground is a highly specialised operation and must involve contractors and designers who have the requisite levels of skill, understanding and experience. Failures resulting from inadequate specifications or poor workmanship can be very costly.
Carl Weatherhead, Director of Damptec Systems Ltd, holds the CSSW (Certified Surveyor in Structural Waterproofing) qualification. We are members of the Property Care Association, the trade association for the damp industry in the UK. We work to the Association's stringent guidelines and undergo rigorous on-going verification checks to maintain our membership status. You can therefore be confident that work completed by Damptec will meet industry approved levels of competency, quality and customer in line with BS 8102 (2009) the Code of Practice for the Protection of Below Ground Structures Against Water from the Ground.
We specialise in basement conversions across South Yorkshire and the North and East Midlands with office in Chesterfield, Sheffield, Nottingham and Derby.
Woodworm is actually a generic term for a number of wood boring insects that can infest your home and attack the wood in your buildings. Woodworm is often associated with dampness as poor ventilation and high humidity are aspects of both problems. You may have woodworm if you can spot exit holes in your wood which can be up to 2mm in diameter along with small piles of bore dust. If you are unsure then Damptec are available to conduct a survey and recommend the correct course of action if woodworm is indeed your problem.
Today it is exceptional in some parts of the country to find a building more than 20 years old which is entirely free from infestation of wood boring beetles.
The remedial wood treatment of buildings is designed to mainly eradicate the larvae of common furniture beetle, death watch beetle and house-longhorn beetle.
We operate in accordance with the Property Care Association (PCA) Remedial Timber Treatment Code of Practice based on current best practice for the in situ treatment of common wood destroying beetles and fungal decay for contractors specialising in remedial treatment. Damptec staff have received training in the safe and effective use of wood preservatives in accordance with PCA guidance.
Our surveys are carried out in line with British Standard BS6576 and the Property Care Association (PCA) Code of Practice, and by surveyors who holds the industry recognised Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatment qualification. You can, therefore, be confident that a Damptec survey will meet industry-approved levels of competency, quality and customer care.
Mortgage lenders will often ask for a damp and timber survey to ensure that a property is sound. One of their requirements is usually that this work be carried out by a PCA member. Damptec Systems Limited is currently the only damp proofing company in Chesterfield with PCA membership.
We also carry out surveys for a variety of clients, including local authorities, landlords, building contractors as well as private clients.
We specialise in diagnosing the source of any damp and providing professional recommendations as to how to treat the problem. We will also quote for any treatment works, although clients are under no obligation to contract us to carry out the remedial work.
For our basic damp survey and report we charge a small fee. This is in recognition of our specialist qualifications and accreditations and the fact that producing such reports takes time if done correctly in line with industry standards. This document is then yours to do with as you choose but it will provide a useful detailed record of the damp issues and recommended treatments for your property produced by an industry-recognised specialist. Some companies do not openly charge up front as we do, but it is worth bearing in mind that they will likely recoup their costs by adding this to their invoice should they carry out the remedial work.
Brands Carried: Triton, Safeguard
Professional Affiliations: Property Care Association, which is the trade association for the damp proofing industry in the UK.
Which? Trusted Trader.
Derbyshire County Council Trusted Trader, which is run by Trading standards.
CHAS - The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme
Trustmark -Local and National Government working together
Awards: A mum of two has been honoured at a top industry event by a national trade body after swapping an admin job for property care. Pam Weatherhead, who lives at Walton, Chesterfield, was named as Student of the Year 2014 at the Property Care Association’s (PCA) annual awards, held at the Royal Armouries in Leeds.
The award recognised Pam’s outstanding achievements while studying to become a Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatment. Pam and her husband Carl run Damptec Systems Ltd
Payment Options: Cash, Personal Checks