Is this a good price for DPC


Postby sherbolton » Tue Jan 29, 2008 10:28 am

I just got a quote for the usual replastering with resin senario. The room is about 4M x 5M plus a kitchen extension 2M x 3M. He said £1420 to do the whole room and its that price because he will need to remove then put my the fitted kitchen. What do you think is it ok or overpriced.
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Postby LCL » Mon Feb 04, 2008 7:18 pm

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Any price paid for a chemical DPC is too much as they re so rarely needed for effective damp remedial works. Mike Parret (one of the countries top building pathologists) has carried out thousands of damp inspections with not once having to recommend a chemical DPC.

My suggestion, get a Chartered Building Surveyor to look at your problem. they should be able to disgnose the cause of the damp and produce a suitable remedy that does not require any form of injection or 'special plaster'. Your building has probably stood for decades without needing such 'specialist works' and with the correct diagnosis, will continue to do so.

Hope this helps and good luck.

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Postby cappsie » Mon Feb 25, 2008 11:25 pm

Hi,

I have recently purchased a flat along the seafront, however some 50 years back the area was flooded so the damp has to be expected esp as this place is about 80 or 100 years old.

I have damp in the front and the back, apparently they used limestone and horsehair as a compound for building plus there is the older slate bed for the foundation.

So, I'd like to tackle the damp myself but I have had quotes of over a thousand pounds to do this and the consensus seems to be that they rip the plaster of the wall to about 2 metres high and along the wall about 6 foot, drill and inject the bricks, lay a plastic membrane over the bricks fixing it to the wall and then plaster over that. That is then left for about 6 weeks (or something) to dry before it can be repainted.

How easy is this to do myself as I'm a fairly competant DIY person?

Is the method correct and what tools and materials am I likely to need aside from what I've mentioned?

Thanks in advance.
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