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Safeguard deals with damp in new CPD seminar

  • 29 Jun 2017

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Safeguard Europe has created a new seminar covering existing and new technologies for dealing with the different forms of damp, and highlighting why some diagnostic equipment can lead to confusion if used blindly.

One of the biggest challenges in rectifying damp problems in buildings is identifying the cause. 

The RIBA-accredited seminar Dealing With Dampness in Existing Properties (Above Ground) has been designed to help professionals meet their commitments to Continued Professional Development. 

Hudson Lambert, Safeguard director says, “People so often get it wrong when attempting to treat damp and that can mean that building owners spend money on treatment, only to find that the same problem comes back some time down the line.”

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The CPD seminar points out that the drive towards higher levels of insulation and air tightness called for by the Building Regulations, are likely to increase problems due to condensation.

People often realise they have a damp problem when they see damp patches or damaged wall coverings, but the impact of damp can be far greater than aesthetic. 

Spores from mould, fungus or deteriorating building materials can cause respiratory problems such as asthma, which can be a problem for young or elderly people. 

There is also a direct correlation between rising levels of moisture in a. wall and its conductivity. Independent research conducted for Safeguard showed that a masonry wall treated externally with water-repellent cream can cut heat loss by up to 29%, for example.

Safeguard Above Ground Damp CPD

Safeguard also looks at the development of damp proofing techniques from the 1950s. The latest system, launched in 2014, sees silane rods inserted into drilled hole in a wall and gives the best result yet for chemical damp proof courses.

It will also cover replastering – a huge contributory cost to any rising damp remediation. Here new system which use a salt-retardant primer and an adhesive which resists moisture and salt can be used with insulated plasterboard to save time and money.

Safeguard Europe’s range of damp-proofing solutions is supported by the company’s own highly experienced staff. The support and know-how they offer is extended to contractors, specifiers and property owners and includes technical advice, specification help, research and even in-house laboratory analysis of plater and masonry.

Contact:

Safeguard Europe,
Redkiln Close,
Horsham,
West Sussex,
United Kingdom,
RH13 5QL

Phone: 01403 210204
Fax: 01403 217529

Visit Safeguard Europe's website

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