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Damp proofing & waterproofing for London School of Economics

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Client: London School of Economics (LSE)

Project Overview: Location: London, United Kingdom Service: Damp Proofing and Waterproofing

Introduction: Advanced Damp Ltd. was entrusted with a challenging project at the prestigious London School of Economics (LSE). The iconic institution required comprehensive damp proofing and waterproofing works to preserve the integrity of its historic buildings and create a safe and conducive environment for students, faculty, and staff.

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The Challenge: The London School of Economics is known for its architectural heritage, with many of its buildings dating back several decades. Over time, these structures had developed damp-related issues, compromising both aesthetics and structural integrity. The primary challenges included:

  1. Historic Significance: Preserving the historical value and aesthetics of the buildings while addressing damp problems.
  2. Multiple Locations: The project encompassed various buildings across the LSE campus, each with unique damp issues and structural considerations.
  3. Safety and Environmental Concerns: Ensuring the safety of the campus community and minimizing environmental impact during the work.

Our Approach: Advanced Damp Ltd. approached the project with a meticulous plan to address the complex challenges effectively.

  1. Site Inspection: Our team of experts conducted a comprehensive site inspection to assess the extent of damp problems in each building, identifying the causes and potential solutions.
  2. Customized Solutions: Recognizing the uniqueness of each structure, we tailored damp-proofing and waterproofing solutions to address specific issues. This included installing or repairing damp-proof courses, rendering, and plastering where necessary.
  3. Preservation of Aesthetics: We paid special attention to preserving the historic character of the buildings, using materials and techniques that complemented the existing architecture.
  4. Environmental Considerations: Advanced Damp Ltd. implemented eco-friendly practices to minimize the environmental impact of the project, ensuring the safety and well-being of everyone on campus.

Project Execution: Over the course of 21 days, our dedicated team worked diligently to complete the damp proofing and waterproofing works across various LSE buildings. This included the careful restoration of facades and interiors, ensuring that the campus retained its iconic charm while being structurally sound and moisture-free.

Results: The collaborative efforts of Advanced Damp Ltd. and the London School of Economics culminated in a successful project outcome:

  • Structural Integrity: The damp issues were effectively addressed, ensuring the long-term structural integrity of the buildings.
  • Historical Preservation: The historic significance and architectural charm of the campus were preserved, meeting the stringent aesthetic requirements of the institution.
  • Safe Environment: The project was executed with a focus on safety and minimal disruption to the campus community, ensuring a secure learning and working environment.
  • Environmental Responsibility: Advanced Damp Ltd. minimised its environmental footprint, aligning with LSE’s commitment to sustainability.

Client Feedback: “We are extremely pleased with the exceptional work carried out by Advanced Damp Ltd. Their dedication to preserving our historic buildings while resolving our damp issues was commendable. The campus now stands as a testament to their expertise and professionalism.”

Conclusion: Advanced Damp Ltd. takes pride in its successful collaboration with the London School of Economics, delivering damp proofing and waterproofing solutions that honoured the institution’s heritage and commitment to excellence. This case study exemplifies our commitment to providing customized, high-quality services to meet the unique needs of each client.

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Jake Fitzgerald - Damp Surveyor

Surveyor of Timber & Dampness in Buildings (CSTDB) & ( MRICS ) Chartered Quantity Surveyor

Jake is a qualified chartered quantity surveyor and experienced damp specialist with a unique skill set in thermal imaging. With a focus on effective solutions, Jake combines his expertise in quantity surveying and thermal imaging to accurately assess and address damp-related issues. He utilises advanced technology to identify hidden moisture sources and develop targeted strategies, ensuring comprehensive and cost-effective solutions for his clients. With a commitment to open communication and client satisfaction, Jake delivers cutting-edge solutions that tackle damp challenges head-on.

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