Some older buildings without a mechanical damp proof can suffer from rising damp.

The treatment of rising damp typically involves the installation of chemical damp proof course.

The Building Centre use a product called DRYZONE which is a specially formulated chemical cream. The use of this very affective cream eliminates all the smell and most of the mess when using the traditional chemical damp proof course which is injected under pressure.

It may also be recommended that the existing plaster is removed and new render/plaster be installed, normally about 1 meter above floor level, using either a water radiant called BOND-AID or and a salt retardant additive called RENDER GUARD GOLD followed by a finish coat of plaster.

The identification and treatment of rising damp can all be undertaken by The Building Treatment Centre.

Timber Treatment

For the treatment of Dry-rot, Wet-rot and wood boring insects The Building Treatment Centre using a range of products called PROBOR ‘borate wood preservative’ which offer an eco-friendly and effective alternative to conventional preservatives.

They are based on Boron, a naturally occurring mineral, are water based and offer exceptional protection. Extremely low odor.

Structural Waterproofing

“Tanking” is becoming increasingly popular as property prices rise. Converting a damp cellar or basement can be a substantially increase the value of a property.

Waterproofed cellars and basements can be converted into kitchens, bathrooms, wine cellars, living rooms and studies. In commercial premises common uses of basements include, extra storage space, car parks, bars and restaurants.

Water Penetration

Rain penetration into masonry(penetrating damp) can occur into buildings of all ages. At its most obvious, it penetrates right through the wall and is visible as a damp patch on the internal wall.

The Building Treatment Centre use products called RAINDANCE which is conjunction with re-pointing, if necessary, will eliminate penetrating damp.


We are pleased to inform you that we are registered with the Property Guarantee Administration (PGA).This enables you,our client, for the payment of a single premium to purchase real insurance to protect the long-term validity of the guarantee that you will be provided with upon completion of our work. The insurance provided by the PGA is a significant benefit to you and future owners of your property.

Damp Treatment

We are members of the PCA and provide underwritten guarantees for all of our work through Insured Guarantee’s. Steve Wilkins C.S.R.T. has been a ‘Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatment’ since 2005. We are very experienced in all aspects of timber treatment and replacement. We also treat rising damp, condensation and penetrating damp. We building retaining walls with drainage facilities to take away running water. We also provide complete cellar conversions.