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    Internal walls wet and showing signs of damp


    Internal wall in bedroom sometimes feels wet - especially after winter months/heavy spells of rain. There is some staining at the top of the walls and also some areas of damp/mould in adjacent cupboard. Old chimney breast runs up same wall so suspect it is related to this. Unsure whether I need a roofer or bricklayer or even if it's related to guttering/flashing.

    Thankfully, it is the only room in the house which has any damp/mould but would like to get it resolved.

    Any hints or troubleshooting tips appreciated.

    Asked by Edward on 20th Mar 2020
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    Sw roofing and building ltd

    "Hi there iam a roofer if you are getting damp walls or ceiling near the chimney area your chimney might have cracks on the reindeer or your chimney pots might be rotting away and you should check your lead work round abt the bottom of chimney it might need cleaned out or the lead work might be cracked with old age you can check this by looking in your loft to see if the parking wood round the chimney is damp or rotting a qualified roofer can sort this problem"

    Answered on 21st Mar 2020 - Member since Jul 2019 - report
    Homecare home Improvements

    "Sound like a lead flashing issue with roof. If water penetrates down chimney breast it will cause damp and condensation in roof leaving mould and stains as the water is not getting away. Get it done asap to prevent further damage."

    Answered on 4th Apr 2020 - Member since Dec 2018 - report
    OnTime Roofing and Building Solutions ltd

    "If it’s condensation you will need breathable felt under tiles, if it’s rain related check missing tiles, lead flashing or pointing.

    Answered on 20th Mar 2020 - Member since Feb 2019 - report
    Creation Roofing & Property Maintenance

    There’s a number of issues it could be, I’d have a good look all around the Chimney, the flashing the top where the cowls are fitted etc. I’d check the ridges any missing cement gaps or cracks also check tiles, guttering basically a full roof check. We do this for free we take pictures of all areas in need of repair.
    Thank you"

    Answered on 20th Mar 2020 - Member since Apr 2019 - report
    ENJ Roofing & Building

    "Hi Edward.

    My name is Cameron Doherty, I’m a self employed roofer from chipping norton, it sounds like it’s either an issue with the lead flashings / back gutter of the chimney, or the pointing of the brick or stone work of the chimes, I’ll be more than happy to pay you a visit and investigate the problem and further provide a quotation if that would be of help to yourself? I trade as ENJ roofing."

    Answered on 21st Mar 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    Trusted roofing

    "Best to get a roofer out. Sounds to me either flashing or felt trouble"

    Answered on 17th May 2020 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
    Blackpool Roofing Services

    "Hi, you most definitely need a roofer on this one. From the symptoms your describing it's most likely either the flashing or guttering but I would definately get that checked asap. If you do require further assistance please don't hesitate to ask"

    Answered on 27th Mar 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    Holmes Roofing & Cladding Ltd

    "this could be due to the lead flashings to the chimney also the ridges to the property could need taking up and relaying in a 3to1 mix"

    Answered on 30th May 2020 - Member since May 2016 - report
    GLC property maintenance

    "This is a roofer job it could be either chimney flashing or ridges/bonnets on the hips"

    Answered on 12th Jun 2020 - Member since May 2020 - report
    Platinum Roofcare

    "Hard to say without seeing, Could possibly be your lead flashing around your chimney.
    Cheers Dave."

    Answered on 20th Mar 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report

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