I am a bit of a novice when it comes to Victorian house, having only ever
lived in a new house before (built in early 80s...). We just had a
structural survey on the house we are proposing to buy and perhaps as
expected for a 120 year old house the survey came back quoting damp problems
in two of the downstairs reception rooms - high damp readings on the walls
(floor coverings not lifted yet so dont know what the floor is like).
The house has never had a new damp proof course put in (I dont what if any
it will have - perhaps an original slate damp proof course?).
We are having a damp proof company come in to do a survey next Wed to assess
the nature of the work needed - though I know they will say that at least
something needs to be done.
Just wondered what other's experiences of damp in Victorian homes are and
damp proof courses etc. The last thing I wanted was to do major
re-plastering, potentially replacing wood floors etc... Also would it be
wise to get a new damp proof course put in? Am thinking of steering well
clear of the house and pulling out of the purchase, but maybe I am over