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Up Top Down Below

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the friendly and complete damp / water proofing / building / decorating / insurance repair company

Reviews and ratings

  • 50 total ratings
  • 0 in the last 30 days
  • 0 in the last 6 months
  • 2 in the last 12 months

50 total ratings | 0 in the last 30 days | 0 in the last 6 months | 2 in the last 12 months

Specialist Tradesman

Damp Proofing

06 Dec 2015
06 Dec 2015

David and his team did a fantastic job and I will definitely be using them again in the future for the remaining work at my property. I initially asked David to quote for some damp proofing, but in the end asked him and his team to re wire my entire property, remove a number of walls and build new partitions. David managed the wider team well which meant I had very little to worry about. I would certainly recommend David and his team to others.

Painter / Decorator

External Painting - Wall

29 May 2015
29 May 2015

Quality of work was good however I felt misled on the price quoted. I was led to believe the price for the job included the cost of hire of a platform/scaffold as it was "unsafe to use ladders so high in a tight space" and "2 guys for 3-4 days" however the platform was never used, obviously they changed their mind about the safety issue, and the job was completed with 6 man days effort spread over 10 days, only 3 of them lost to weather. End result was the day rate ended up at approx 200 per day!

Specialist Tradesman

Damp Proofing

29 Jul 2015
29 Jul 2015

We were impressed with the work David and his team did on our damp proofing. They kept us well informed throughout the process, arrived and did the work to in the right timescales and offered gaurantees on all the work. We also used them for decorating and they are even coming back to repaint the walls when they have dried out.

Specialist Tradesman

Damp Proofing

30 Apr 2015
30 Apr 2015

The serviceI received from Up Top Down Below was exceptionally excellent. David and his staff were charming and courteous, the lads who carried out the work were thorough and covered my flooring to protect it, making as little mess as possible and cleaning up after themselves. I can't comment on if damp proofing has worked because it was only done a week ago and the wall needs time to dry out and for the salt staining to disappear. However I will definitely be calling them again for any future work.

Trades and area covered

Bathroom Specialist

Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment

Bricklayer

Garden Wall, Repointing

Builder

Cellar & Basement Conversion, Garage Conversion, Extension and more

Carpenter / Joiner

Floor Sanding & Finishing, Laminate Flooring, Solid Timber Flooring and more

Painter / Decorator

Internal Painting & Decorating, External Painting - Wall, External Painting - Windows & Door

Electrician

Electrical Inspecting / Testing

Flooring Specialist

Floor Sanding & Finishing, Laminate Flooring, Linoleum Flooring and more

Gardener / Garden Designer

Garden Wall

Expert answers

Damp internal walls on recently damp coursed house

Posted by Jen Lovatt on Wed 13 Nov 2013 20:47pm
I'm in the process of purchasing a Victorian terraced property in the South Oxfordshire area. In our homebuyers report, the surveyor identified possible damp walls in the living and dining room (knocked through to be one room). This was deemed unusual given that he damp course was done in December 2012. Our survey was done in September 2013. The damp course (chemical injection) invoice mentions the need for re-plastering in February 2013. Is it likely that the vendor waited until September to do this, did it again after February, or that in fact the original course was not done properly and a damp problem has surfaced? Could it also be possible that the cold walls were just due to the property being unheated through the summer months, and not damp at all? We are trying to cut down our queries to reach a completion date and this is one we would like to let go - but don't want an expensive problem on our hands. Does this type of damp course tend to be effective first time? It comes with a 20 year guarantee but only if re-plastering soon after is carried out. Related to this, we plan to install airbricks after we move in to improve the sub floor ventilation. Is this a relatively straightforward job? Many thanks for your help.

David Barouch's Answer

Fri 15 Nov 2013 01:24am
all of the problems you mentioned are of course possible if then property was left unheated and unoccupied but i think more like that the walls on average take approx 1 x calender month per 25mm ( 1" ) to dry out naturally so it may just be the residual damp drying out

Does dry lining a room suffering from damp through brickwork work?

Posted by Sally Chapman on Thu 14 Nov 2013 22:37pm
I have a flat where the bedroom is suffering from damp on two external walls. The external walls are rendered and the rendering has large cracks in it. I only have two weeks to remedy this damp and builder is recommending dry lining the room as opposed to removing the existing plaster as it would be too wet to apply further plaster on the damp brickwork in the time available. External works cannot be undertaken until the summer. I feel though the problem is still in the room and drying lining is just covering the problem up but for a temporary measure it may just have to do.

David Barouch's Answer

Fri 15 Nov 2013 01:22am
hi sally if you care to ring me on at your convenience i will talk you through the options you may have regards david