Penny Home Preservation
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Our Objectives
Protect man's living and working environment.
Assist in the preservation of our architectural heritage, and Conservation of the Nation's housing stock.

Extent of Inspection
Inspections are restricted to those walls accessible at the time of our visit and within the areas covered by the instructions received.
Chemical damp treatment

Chemical Damp Proof Course
The treatment recommended relates to walls found to be subject to rising damp at time of inspection. No assurance can be given that any walls not scheduled for treatment will always remain free from rising damp. Inspections to timbers relate to accessible timber surfaces at the time of our visit.

Electro Osmotic Damp Proof Course



Who hasn't experienced it at some point - the mustiness of damp walls in old buildings with no or insufficient insulation? And when the plaster begins to fall off the walls, salt blisters with paint flaking appear on the facade and spots of mould make rooms impossible to live in, this is usually the end phase of a process which has been going on for some years.

At this point it would be wrong to treat these damaged areas 'cosmetically' with only mortar and paint, and have to put up with a very unhealthy living climate with higher energy costs. This stage of damage requires thorough corrective action in order to prevent total dilapidation of these sections of the house.


The system introduces a very small and perfectly safe electric current into the wall just above ground level through a series of titanium anodes inserted into the brickwork.

Its effect is to repel the rising moisture molecules down the walls and harmlessly back into the ground. As long as this tiny positive charge is maintained, the protected walls remain dry and totally free of damp


Wall damp protection

Lateral Penetrating Damp
Walls below ground level are invariably effected by lateral penetrating damp in addition to rising dampness. The damp proof course quoted for is designed to stop the capillary rise of water in the walls above ground level. Below ground level it is necessary to form a vertical barrier and the method to be used is normally stated.

Before Treatment
Where work to external walls is to be carried out from a neighboring property the client is requested to obtain the necessary permission for access prior to commencement of works. Plants, shrubs, etc. must be removed prior to works being carried out to walls to be treated.

Timber Treatment
Floor coverings, furniture and effects must be removed from the areas to be treated prior to the arrival of our operatives. On site floor coverings can be re-laid once drying out has occurred. Obstructions such as cupboards, radiators, etc. which prevent the proper execution of work, must be removed and refixed upon completion. It is recommended that the property be vacated after treatment until drying out has occurred, minimum 48 hours. Some discolouration of decorative finishes may occur during treatment.

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