Small back bedroom, damp area below window. - Plastering job in Streatham Hill, South London

Job description

There's a damp area of wall below the window. At first we thought this was due to condensation, but after several weeks of ventilation & drying out the area is STILL damp. I would like to meet up for quotes on 5th. January. The area around the window would need replastering & painting & checks made to ensure the damp has no outside source, such as damaged pointing. It may just possibly be due to a small leak in a pipe to the kitchen below. Whatever it is, remedial work is needed, so a multi-skilled builder would be ideal.

* The following information was added Monday, 29th December, 2008 :
***I've had a few replies now & have shortlisted a few people to inspect the damp area & quote for the repair work needed on 5th. January, so, in all fairness to the rest of you, I don't need any more replies for this job.***


Feedback for M I B

Martin began with a thorough examination of the work required & provided a much more detailed, step-by-step realistic quotation than the other 5 builders who tendered for the job. His work was of high standard & he kept to his quotation, in spite of one or two unforeseen obstacles & he even worked on a Saturday so as not to fall behind schedule. We left him with a spare set of keys so he could come & go at will while the house was empty. Martin is honest, trustworthy & reliable; in fact, like a certain fence-proofing compound, he "does exactly what it says on the tin"!!!
I'd recommend him without hesitation.