Damp Advice Service

Damp in older buildings is a poorly understood science. Conventional ‘wisdom’ is based on water proofing buildings. This stems from the industry being trained in modern building techniques and materials and not in traditional building.

The theory of water proofing is an initially attractive one – stop water from getting in and then the structure will be dry. Hooray! BUT, ……

Any life experience will tell you that water has a way of getting into places that you don’t want it. So what then? The water proofing then keeps the water in places that you don’t want it. Ummmm…

With the experience gained over a decade in the industry and the supporting research and tools from the STBA, we offer a much more informative and long term set of solutions for buildings. We know how to use damp meters and interpret them properly. Just because there is damp at the base of the wall, does not mean that you have rising damp!

We take into account:

  • Location
  • Orientation
  • Local weather conditions
  • Lifestyle
  • Structure of the building
  • History of the building
  • Materials used in construction
  • Building faults
  • ……

So if you want, or need, a more holistic damp report that will actually help you to solve the problem rather than: A. just covering them up or; B. making the situation worse, then give us a call on 029 20373094 or email on peter@rounded-developments.org.uk


  • Cardiff Service £ 100
  • SE Wales £ 120
  • Further afield – please call

Comments from customers:

“Thank you for your visit the other week, it was most enlightening and gives me an idea of how to approach things.” Mr MB in Bristol

“Just wanted to say thank you very much for your visit & report, both proved to be enlightening, helpful & encouraging.” Mrs LC in Rhiwbina

“Thank you so much Peter I will follow your advice to the letter” Mr PM in Cardiff

“Thank you very much – really helpful.” Ms JB in Canton

"Many thanks for your detailed and helpful report. We will now take the necessary steps to deal with the issues identified." Prof TH in Penarth

"Thank you so much for chatting to G and me the other week. You imparted so much knowledge and it's really appreciated." Mr MP in Cardiff

"Once again, many thanks for the info. You really give a most comprehensive service." Mrs ME of Swansea