Dampness can become an enemy when it invades our interior space, when it persists, when it spreads and damages our domestic fittings, finishes and furnishings, when it encourages the growth of moulds that threaten our health, and when it stimulates the spread of fungus and decay in the structure of our houses. A major industry has developed with specialist contractors but such contractors sometimes concentrate on a single treatment rather than offering a comprehensive diagnosis.
Provides clear information to general readers and presents them with an overview of the types and causes of dampness, as well as to indicate the range of treatments and remedies.
Aimed at all householders who have damp problem, it will be of interest to most home owners, landlords, DIY enthusiasts, surveyors, architects and builders.
Superbly illustrated with approx 60 colour photographs and 90 line drawings.
Jonathan Hetreed is an architect with a vast experience of the subject gained over many years.
The Damp House by Jonathan Hetreed
About the author
Jonathan Hetreed trained as an architect at Cambridge University. He joined a firm of leading environmental architects in Bath. After twelve years as a partner in the firm, he left to establish Hetreed Ross Architects to work on medium and smaller scale projects. Around half of his work involves residential properties and the majority of these are existing and historic buildings. Resident - Bath
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