DIY Doctor

Main navigation

Chrysotile Flooring and Gas Work, Rewire and Damp Course

Postby Harris1717 » Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:20 pm

I have just purchased a 3 bed semi-detached house, 1940-1950's era.
I was made aware by the previous (deceased) owner's daughter (seller) that the property is in need of a damp proof course.

This was looked at by a damp proof specialist this morning who confirmed this, albeit only on certain walls.

A gas engineer later attended and will be fitting a new central heating system throughout the property. Pipes are all above floor throughout.

House is in need of a full rewire so an electrician, known to me, attended after this and pointed out concern around floor tiles in both downstairs living rooms as he believes them to contain chrysotile and states this may be disturbed as a result of a damp proof course. There are signs of moisture on the tiles themselves.

Would anyone with any knowledge be able to advise on how best to proceed?
Rank: Labourer
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:07 pm


Simply Build It

  • DIY How to Project Guides
  • DIY how to tutorial projects and guides - Did you know we have a DIY Projects section? Well, if no, then we certainly do! Within this area of our site have literally hundreds of how-to guides and tutorials that cover a huge range of home improvement tasks. Each page also comes with pictures and a video to make completing those jobs even easier!

  • Related Topics