Heritage Damp Specialists is a independent and impartial damp consultancy firm that provides unbiased advice based on expert opinion. We have offices in St Albans, Hertfordshire and Kings Cross London. From these locations we undertake damp inspections throughout London and the home counties.

The director and founder, a highly experienced MRICS Chartered Building Surveyor and Fellow of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers, has over 20 years of experience in undertaking full structural surveys on historic and Listed buildings as well as specific defect reports, including the inspection and diagnosis of damp or moisture-related problems within traditional buildings.

We believe that there is a lack of truly independent damp experts in the industry, with most damp contractors and salespeople having a vested interest in identifying damp problems that can be solved by selling their products. From our experience, most damp issues are caused by moisture problems such as condensation, which can usually be addressed by undertaking relatively simple interventions or repairs such as improving ventilation or reducing external ground levels.

All our inspections and reports are undertaken and prepared in accordance with the RICS, Historic England and Property Care Association joint position statement on the Investigation of Moisture and Effects on Traditional Buildings, BRE Digest 245 and BS 7913:3. Our philosophy is to approach any moisture-related problems from first principles to establish the cause, which on some occasions may involve a period of remote monitoring or further investigations, and only then recommend the best course of action.

If you have a suspected damp or moisture problem within your property, or you have received a chartered surveyor’s report or mortgage valuation recommending a damp inspection, Heritage Damp Specialists can advise you further on the best course of action.

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