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    Hi, we're looking to purchase a semi-detached 3 bedroom house but the building survey pointed out there's ongoing penetrating dampness was noted in the two rear chimney breast.
    Some of the neighbouring properties have damp stains in the same position on the external walls, which indicates a design flaw that will need intrusive investigations of the roofs.
    Surveyor also suggested it may be necessary to remove all chimney breasts.

    How much does it cost for the damp proofing work above and turnaround time?

    Many thanks

    Asked by Mattias on 23rd Apr 2022
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    Precision Plastering

    "Good afternoon Mattias,

    To remove a chimney breast from the loft to the ground floor would take approximately a week. You then have to repair the ceilings and floors where there will now be avoided. Alternatively, if the dampness is definitely coming from the chimney stack then is it capped so no ingress of water can come in and if the neighbours having the same issues it would be a lot quicker and cheaper to remove the stack altogether and repair the roof where the stack was.

    From loft, to ground floor you are looking at anything from £2000 to £3000 each depending on the configuration etc.

    I always look at the cause and source of the problem. Removing the whole chimney is like chopping my leg off because my toenail needs trimming, excuse the analogy."

    Answered on 25th Apr 2022 - Member since Dec 2019 - report
    Forestviews Property Services

    "In many cases, chimney breasts are blocked up without being vented if this is the case there that would cause damp otherwise you would have to have a survey by the professional builder to ascertain where the damp is coming from"

    Answered on 25th Apr 2022 - Member since Sep 2019 - report
    Complete Damp Solutions Ltd

    "Hi, the price can vary depending on the type of treatment required. We provide a free damp Survey. Once we have assessed the damp we will recommend the best product to cure the issue and will leave you with a quotation valid for 12 months.
    Regarding turnaround time.... again this can vary from one day up to a week.
    We would welcome the opportunity to meet with you and discuss this further.
    Please feel free to get in touch.
    Kind Regards

    Chris"

    Answered on 26th Apr 2022 - Member since Apr 2022 - report

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