Tackling the Rising Damp

I’ve started hacking off the plaster in the kitchen. I did this little section in 10 mins 11.30pm last night and 10 mins before work this morn. It should fall off quicker when I can make a noise.

Removing Plaster

My builder recommended getting prices from the damp specialist company to do the work minus replastering in the kitchen, as the whole kitchen will be replastered. He thought it could save me a couple of hundred pounds.

The damp specialist company break down their work into two parts.

  • Part one – installation of chemical damp proof course – £446.40
  • Part two – removing and reinstating plaster – £489.60

I’ll use them for part one.

I’ll hack off as most of the plaster myself – i.e. all the loose damp stuff. I’ll leave the solid plaster for my builder.

I’m guessing even after the cost for his extra labour, I’ll be in for a saving of £200-300.


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