Breather membranes are installed to the outer side of the insulation – for example, either over or under the counter-battens on a pitched roof – and allow water vapour to escape from inside a building without the need for ventilation. They also repel any water, most commonly rain, that tries to enter the building. To ensure maximum efficiency, all joints in the membrane should be properly sealed with tape so as to prevent accidental air-leakage.
Vapour Control (or Vapour Barrier) is any material used for damp proofing, typically a plastic or foil sheet, that resists diffusion of moisture through wall, ceiling and floor assemblies of buildings to prevent interstitial condensation and of packaging.
Rising damp can mean an unwelcome rise in costs and an undoing of all your hard work. We can supply you with the damp-proofing products to make damp a problem you won't have to worry about. A damp-proof course (DPC) is a horizontal barrier in a wall designed to quash the threat of moisture rising through the structure. For all their strengths, unfortunately, materials such as brick, stone and mortar are porous.
This means that without a DPC in place, there is a risk of damp rising, ruining decorations and, more worryingly, breaking down internal plaster and compromising the structure of a wall.
We can supply you with the products you need to ensure that your walls are sealed and secure, contact us today to discuss how we can provide you with inexpensive damp-proofing solutions.