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Damp, Condensation & Ventilation

Damp is a common cause of concern in historic buildings. Identifying the source of the damp and allowing the building to breath are two key objectives, as non porous materials such cement or paint can create a damp substrate or channel damp into damaging locations by capillary action. Conservation specialists will understand how such buildings work and avoid damaging solutions. Condensation is also an increasing problem, due to modern living humidity increases and ventilation decreases.


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Companies supplying goods or services for Damp, Condensation & Ventilation
Hutton + Rostron environmental investigations limited
Netley House, Gomshall, Guildford, Surrey GU5 9QA
Tel 01483 203221 Fax 01483 202911
Email: ei@handr.co.uk
Website: www.handr.co.uk
Hutton + Rostron investigate problems in buildings and the built environment. They provide an independent remedial surveying and consultancy service. They carry out a minimally invasive investigation, and provide expert independent and environmentally sound advice on cost-effective long-term solutions. Their main areas of specialisation are in environmentally friendly control of dry rot and decay, control of moisture, non-destructive surveys using both their Rothounds and other specialist equipment, and building monitoring systems.
Ridout Associates, The Old Farm House, Hagley Hill Farm, Birmingham Road, Stourbridge, West Midlands DY9 9JT Telephone 01562 885135 Fax 0)1562 885312 Website: www.ridoutassociates.co.uk