We have also worked on numerous protected structures in
both city and urban areas. We have been involved in building
contracts on industrial, commercial and residential projects.
We have built up a vast knowledge of the countries existing
structure types and forms of construction.
On each of these projects we have endeavoured to apply
the principles of conservation to our proposals for dealing
with the problems of dampness, insect and fungal decay.
The principals of minimum intervention, reversibility
of methods, separation of new from old and minimum
removal of original material are articulated from
centuries of research, application and progress. These
principals can only be applied with a thorough knowledge
of the causes of the problems and the systems, methods
and products available to deal with these problems.
We at the Damp Store have kept abreast of the ever-changing
solutions to the various problems of decay and dampness.
Even with modern technology the solution to or at
least the slowing down of this deterioration presents
a major challenge particularly when corralled by the
principals that govern the organisation and application
of conservation intervention.
years we have developed conservation skills to know
when a particular system, method or material is or is
not suitable and to work with a design team adopting
and put into action the most suitable solution to be
able to respect the architecture, arts and crafts of
the past. But at the same time endeavour to prolong
the life of a structure for future generations.
No two projects are identical; each project has particular
conversation issues and particular moisture and decay problems.
We apply our knowledge and experience to each project and
strive to put forward the best possible solution.