Best builders in Portishead & Bristol

Testimonials from our clients.

"Danny and his colleagues were very hard working, efficient, considerate and polite. He resisted the urge to inflate the bill by recommending extra work and the total bill was only a fraction of what two other builders had estimated without any reduction to the quality of the work. At the end of each day, the working area was left immaculate, we will certainly use them again."January 2009


"Danny and his team built a major extension to our property in the second half of 2010. I cannot fault the workmanship and timeliness of the work. He and his team were punctual, polite, and hard working. I would happily recommend him to others, and employ him again without hesitation." March 2011


"Our kitchen has been fitted to a high standard and are very pleased with the end result. Impressed with how well the kitchen was left and our garage! Many Thanks." March 2010


"D.P.C. Contractors were very quick to attend to assess the problem with my roof and gave me a competitive quote. Within a few days of agreeing for the work to be done, an appointment was made and the work done quickly, tidily and efficiently. Most impressively - the quote ended up being slightly higher than the actual cost and they reduced the bill by £20." February 2010


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Damp Proofing in Portishead, Bristol

What is rising damp? - Rising damp is the term used when there is higher moisture content at the base of a wall which rises up. Rising damp can be identified by the following:

  • Curling or discoloured wallpaper.
  • Wet or rotting skirting boards.
  • Blistering, salting or disintegration of plaster.
  • Damp or discoloured tidemarks on decoration.

Rising damp usually affects up to 1m of the way but left untreated can affect as much as 5m.

Causes of rising damp? There are many things that can contribute to Rising Damp, here are the most common:-

  • Leaking water pipes at the base of the wall
  • A lack of or failed Damp Proof Course
  • Rubble inside a cavity wall
  • External ground being higher than the Damp Proof Course
  • Condensation at the base of the wall due to a lack of air flow


Preservation and Damp Proofing Specialists

If you have evidence of Rising Damp in your property or would like an expert opinion, please give us a call - We offer a fully comprehensive service involving the following:

  • Survey
  • Quotation
  • Removal of defective skirting boards and plaster
  • Drilling of masonry internally and externally
  • Injection of the Damp-Proofing Chemical
  • Specialist re-plastering compatible with the treatment
  • Skirting board replacement
  • 25 year guarantee

What is Penetrating Damp? - Penetrating Damp is the term used to describe when water travels through from the outside of a building.

Causes of Penetrating Damp? - Most causes of penetrating damp are human error.

  • Cracks in Block/Brick/Stone/Render/Roof Tiles
  • Faulty Gutters and Drain-pipes
  • Failed Roofing Felt
  • Badly fitting windows or doors
  • Failed flashings

If there is evidence of penetrating damp, we will pinpoint the cause and provide a free quotation and advice detailing any work to be carried out.