Searching for a plasterer to replaster damp walls in Brighton & Hove, South East Sussex? Brighton Plastering Services are skilled and have the expertise to help. We can advise on treating rising damp, penetrating damp and other problems. We can do rendering work to reduce damp issues in your property.

Whether treating a damp problem with damp proofing services, renovating a new residential purchase that has damp walls, or refurbishing a commercial property, we can help. Our plasterers will cover all the small imperfections and make the surface smooth again.

We give expert advice and instruction on the best solutions for moisture, condensation, dry rot, wet rot and wood decay. No matter your needs, you can reach out to us at any time via phone or email.

We work closely with our customers from the trades, property refurbishment, and the construction industry to ensure you get an excellent quality service at a reasonable price.

If you are looking for any help related to damp proofing courses, plaster repair work and replastering damaged walls in a room, give us a call today on 01273 100 007 for a damp proof survey and subsequent re-plastering.

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What Causes Damp in Walls?

Damp is one the most common causes of wall deterioration, significantly impacting the strength of a property. Below are some causes of wall damp in buildings:

Building Defects

Damp patches are often the result of a building defect, and if you have more than one damp patch in your home, it’s likely that you have an issue with the construction. These cracks ordefects may lead directly to rainwater ingress and windblown rain, or provide a path for ground-borne moisture to enter. To identify and fix the structural defects causing the problem, you will need to hire qualified waterproofing or damp proofing services for a damp treatment.

Plumbing Issues

Plumbing issues are the most common cause of damp. The most obvious signs are wet patches and bubbling painting, but if you want to be certain, look for a leak in your plumbing. Check both interior and external pipes and fixtures, and if you find anything suspicious, get it checked by a professional waterproofing or damp proofing expert as soon as possible for a damp treatment.

Leaky Gutter

It’s almost certain that a lot of cases of water ingress or dampness in building surfaces can be traced to a fault in the guttering system. Gutters are positioned above the wall head and repair brickwork or sandstone, so they are vulnerable to these materials rotting or crumbling with age. The joints between sections of guttering can leak and water can seep down the building surfaces causing damp marks on internal walls and possibly some damage to the plaster.

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Types Of Wall Damp

A damp problem is not something to be ignored. It should be investigated and treated as soon as it manifests itself, otherwise, it could weaken the structure of your wall, causing further damage and potentially costing you a lot of money to put right. Different types of building surfaces have different reactions to the wetness, which vary from rising damp through penetration damp to salt contamination. Below are some explanations of what each type is, what causes them and what kind of damp treatment to apply.

Rising damp

Rising damp is a major problem that can strike in older buildings and is generally caused by the absence of a physical damp proof course in the lower section of a property’s walls. Most types of masonry used in the wall of older structures will allow some water movement by capillary action thereby contaminating salts to the wall; however, this is usually controlled by a physical barrier or damp proof course.

These older buildings were constructed without modern damp proofing methods and therefore rising damp can become a serious issue, particularly during periods of heavy rain.

Rising damp will generally cause problems from the ground level upwards, affecting wallpaper and potentially causing structural damage to floors and skirting boards. Rising damp can only be cured by the installation of a new chemical damp proof course.

Penetrating damp

Penetrating damp occurs when water enters the wall due to a build-up of hydrostatic pressure within the ground on the outside of the wall, or due to a lack of rainwater goods (gutters and downpipes) which direct rainwater away from building surfaces. Once inside, the water spreads through porous construction materials such as stone, brick or concrete.


Condensation occurs when warm, moist air touches a cold surface causing liquid water droplets to form. Condensation commonly forms on windows and mirrors, on the underside of exposed timber flooring or on concrete surface or floors. This can happen on both the inside and outside of your rooms. Although condensation is technically water, it can lead to a buildup of damp and moulds in your room which can be harmful to your health.

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Importance Of Damp Proofing External Walls

Nobody wants their house to fall down because of damp and moulds in the building surfaces. As we all know, damp and water can do untold damage to our homes. Building surfaces quickly become a safe haven for black moulds and all manner of unwanted pests or dry rot. Below are some good reasons for waterproofing or damp proofing your external walls.

It reduces the risk of serious damp and mould problems

Just like the interior walls of your home, external walls need to get a proper damp treatment to provide a good level of protection against damp and damp-associated problems like dry rot, wet rot etc. Damp proofing or waterproofing of external walls is a really vital part of home maintenance for the most obvious reasons: to stop damp and mould. Mould can grow and spread on cold building surfaces and condensation from leaking will run down the wall.

It helps protect the structural integrity of the house

The exterior walls are exposed to direct contact with the elements. This makes them particularly susceptible to external forces that could damage your house. If these building surfaces are damaged, your house will start to deteriorate at a faster rate. That is why it is critical to get waterproofing or damp proofing services to protect your home exterior walls. Call us today for a damp proof survey and subsequent replastering of your building’s surfsce.

It protects the house from allergens

Allergens and unhealthy debris can cause many health problems. One of the ways you can protect your family is by having waterproofing or damp proofing installed on the outer walls of your home. It also prevents the growth of mould where there is a damp problem. This can save you money and also be good for your health.

Your house will be protected for years

The external wall damp proofing or waterproofing will prevent water from penetrating into your house. This will help you to avoid several expensive repairs that you eventually might have to bear in the near future because water is coming through the building surface. For waterproofing or damp proofing services in Brighton Hove, East Sussex, Call 01273 100 007 to get a quote today!

How Does Wall Replastering Prevent Damp?

Prolonged exposure to moisture results in moisture-saturated drywall causing damp in your home. The first sign is of damp is the appearance of black mould spots on the wall surfaces. These spots grow into huge patches if left unattended. Wall replastering prevents damp by removing the moisture-affected patches and replacing them with newly plastered building surface. It helps in the long term prevention of wet rot, dry rot, condensation and moisture penetration through the building surface, since they will be newly plastered and coated with anti-fungus paint. Get a free quote today for damp proofing services in Brighton Hove, East Sussex! Call 01273 100 007!

How Do Brighton Plastering Services Re-plaster a Damp Wall?

At Brighton Plastering Services, we take a look at why your walls may be damp before we start treating the problem. We then come up with a reliable solution to fix it. We can act quickly and without fuss, helping to get your life back on track faster than you thought possible.

We follow the BSI re-plastering specifications

We follow the BSI standards for plastering and re-plastering specifications. This helps us ensure that there are no hidden damp patches.

Here is the process that we follow:

Remove the affected plaster to a depth of at least 10cm (4″) so that all defective mortar is removed, including any re-pointing to brickwork as appropriate.

  • Remove/cover radiators, socket faceplates and pictures which may be affected by splashes and dust.
  • Making good with plaster mix behind wall tiles below those affected then leave to dry
  • Vacuum any debris from the wall.
  • Patch re-plaster where required and smooth finish 6. Leave clearance around tiles before re-pointing pointing and finishing up.

As soon as we complete the plastering process, we apply a primer before painting and hence smoothen the wall. A final two coats of paint follow this process. Once our damp proofing professionals are through with the treatment, we’ll check back in with you to make sure everything meets your satisfaction.

We use an accurate plaster mix

Mistakes are made when plasterers do not get their plaster mix just right. This causes damp in walls in the future. Here at Brighton Plastering Services, we have the right equipment and know-how to ensure we get this right.

The plasterer we’ll send to re-plaster your damp wall will take measurements from the original wall and mix an exact replica plaster mix and plaster it on, smoothing down with a trowel as they go. You can choose the depth of plaster mix required so that it matches the existing wall.

Why Choose Brighton Plastering Services Damp Proofing Experts?

We are highly-reputable, well-established damp proofing plasterers based in Brighton Hove, East Sussex. We also operate on the surrounding West Sussex area.

We have experienced and qualified plasterers with the highest standards poosible who work with you hands-on with the rest of the team to make sure your replastering project is a success.

We offer the best quality services at competitive prices to ensure that our customers get value for their money. We are fully insured and have Full Public Liability Covering

We are always happy to hear from you. If there is any difficulty or challenge, we will be pleased to help and advise you accordingly. Our customer-oriented approach ensures that we deliver as promised and keep all our clients happy, as evidenced by our positive reviews on Google, Trustatrader, Checkatrade and other reviews platforms.

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Is plaster more soundproof than drywall?

Plaster is more resistant to sound but typically drywall means better insulation. As with most work on plaster wall, retrofitting original plaster wall with insulation will prove challenging and still give less energy-efficient payoff than isolated drywall.

What is a damp proof course?

A damp proof course is a layer of material installed beneath your floorboards, which will prevent moisture from rising up through the joints and causing damage to your home.

Can I plaster over damp walls?

The simple steps you need to follow damp proofing will generally depend on the cause of your damp. In some cases, this may mean that you will have to remove part of the wall before you can successfully plaster over damp walls.

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