Hello, I have just purchased an victorian end terrace built c 1890. The house had been unoccupied for some time with rising damp indicated in most of the ground floor rooms. This has affected alot of the timber that i plan to replace. I have had a firm to give me a report of the work that needs to be done. This is a whopping £5000!. I have read that injecting chemicals into the wall is just a short term measure and as i am planning to replace the affected timber and plaster i wonder if i need to go ahead with this treatment? I have found that since i have lifted carpets etc the some of the damp has gone! I have also been advised to ashphelt the quarry tiles in the kitchen. Again i have read that by disturbing breathing floors it can make the damp rise further up the walls!!
To summarise my questions are 1) Would replacing timber, plaster and making sure there is adequate drainage and ventilation be enough to get rid of the damp?
2) Should i leave the quarry tiles in the kitchen as they are?
Thank you for your advice
A new and eager to learn first time buyer !!!!!