Here at PBM Damp-Proofing & Construction we specialise in all areas of damp-proofing, Property maintenance and Building. With over 10 years of experience our aim as a company is to provide the best level of quality at the best possible Price. We are a small reliable family business that won’t disappoint.

Are you concerned about that damp patch that just won’t go away or thinking about your dream new extension? Contact us today.

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After years working in the industry under different capabilities, all services carried out by PBM are done so with quality and care. Check out our extensive list of services.

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Damp-Proofing, Timer Treatment, Basement Conversions and General Building we have got it covered. So please call us today for a free quotation.

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PBM have attained, and maintain, the standards necessary to earn the title of Biokil Crown Approved Contractor.


We specialise in all areas of damp-proofing, Property maintenance and Building. After years working in the industry under different capabilities, all services carried out by PBM are done so with quality and care.



Rising damp is caused by water from the ground traveling upwards through brickwork by capillary action. The water will contain a number of contaminants found in the ground, such as salts, that also travel up the bricks causing further damage to the wall.

The water and salts from rising damp can cause damage to plaster, timber and any absorbent decorative features such as skirting boards and wallpaper. This causes unsightly staining and can lead to rot in structural timbers.


Penetrating damp, otherwise known as lateral damp, is the end result of water successfully penetrating from the outside of a building and into your property. Unlike rising damp, penetrating damp can happen at any level within the property including roofs, ceilings and walls.

It is a very common problem found within older properties that have solid walls. Newer properties tend to have much more protection from penetrating damp through the use of cavity walls and are therefore less likely to suffer from this type of damp problem.


The most common form of unwanted dampness in buildings is water from the air that forms as condensation.

The air in buildings can have a high level of relative humidity due to the activity of the occupants (e.g. cooking, drying clothes, breathing etc.). When this water laden air comes into contact with cold surfaces such as windows and cold walls it can condense, causing water to be deposited. The point at which the water held in the air changes from vapour to liquid is known as the dew point.



Basement conversions used to be niche, but have skyrocketed in popularity in the last few years. This is partly because glazing has come a long way, meaning you can avoid your conversion becoming a dark hideaway, but they’re also a very practical solution for people living in densely packed areas. And since they can add a whole new floor of living space, basement projects can provide a massive rise to your house price.


One of the most important aspects of a cavity drainage system is the basement sump and pump system. It is designed to safely remove groundwater from within basements and cellars.


Tanking is a term used for creating a tank-like seal to protect walls against water penetration. The Building Regulations stipulate that tanking must be applied to all new build structures below ground, but tanking can also be applied to existing buildings, to prevent water penetration into basements and cellars, as well as helping to tackle rising damp.

The two main methods of tanking are by using a membrane or a coating. The type of damp and the precise requirements of the building will determine the most appropriate method to use, and sometimes a combination is required to ensure walls remain dry.



Woodworm is the common term used to refer to the larvae of all wood boring beetles. There are several species found in the UK, but most of the damage is caused by the offspring of the Common Furniture beetle.


Dry rot is the most serious form of fungal decay. It attacks the timber in buildings, digesting the parts of the timber that give it its strength.

It can spread without any source of moisture because it is able to generate moisture through the digestion of timber. Once dry rot spreads, it can severely damage the structural integrity of the building.


Wet Rot is a fungus that affects very damp timber. It can also cause decay in plaster, wallpaper and carpets. Wet rot spores are attracted to materials with a high moisture content.

Compared to dry rot, wet rot is less destructive as wet rot remains confined to the wet area only but still needs to be treated as it can affect a building’s structural integrity.


Here at PBM Damp-Proofing & Construction we provide a service for most building projects from your dream bathroom, sleak new kitchen all the way to plastering your spare room ceiling. No job is too small.

Our services are:

  • Bathroom Renovations
  • Kitchen Renovations
  • Loft conversions
  • Full Property renovations
  • General Building i.e. Plastering, Tiling, Plumbing (no gas), Joinery work and roof work.
  • Landscaping
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At PBM we offer:

  • a 10-year guarantee for the damp-proofing services above ground. (subject to T&C)
  • a 5-year guarantee for basements. (subject to T&C)
  • an insurance backed guarantee though Biokil Crown. (subject to T&C)
  • a full specification survey for basement waterproofing.
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Scott Prouse
Scott Prouse
19:39 20 Jan 21
PBM Plumbing did an awesome job on my bathroom. I had a nightmare where by my shower had gone through the floor to the dinning room. Scott was more than reasonably priced, very quick and so professional always cleared the mess at the end of the day. Scott did a full bathroom restoration from... replacing joist and the walls to the ceiling in the dinning room and bath and re tiled the full bathroom and installed a full suite. He has also damp proofed my porch area and re plastered the hallway. Would definitely recommend.read more
Adele Taylor
Adele Taylor
19:42 17 Jan 21
We used PBM in June 2020, and we were very happy with the service received. Scott was very professional, and not only did he do a great job on the plastering of our new kitchen, he also offered us lots of advice when discussing the plans we had for the rest of the kitchen area. Very happy 5*... service. PBM will not disappoint.read more
Mark Mulryan
Mark Mulryan
19:33 17 Jan 21
Scott and Kelvin did a brilliant job at my house, replastering my walls and ceiling prior to my new kitchen being fitted. The tiling was fantastic. They were very clean and courteous. I would definitely recommend these lads.
Simon Abbott
Simon Abbott
16:17 17 Jan 21
I would highly recommend this business. I had a number of jobs completed and they were completed to a very high standard. They exceeded my expectation (which easily done). The cost was in line with expection and I have recommend to my friends and neighbours. I will be using them again.
Jason Eccles
Jason Eccles
15:54 17 Jan 21
Had some damp coming through in dining room under the window.Scott came out to price. He was very polite, gave a full explanation of work required and materials that would be needed.Came before agreed date to complete work. Did a fantastic job, cleaned up after job, and answered any questioned I... had whilst the work was being carried out. I am quite nosey with things like this.Had no signs of damp coming through since having the work done and had a follow up from Scott to make sure I was happy with the work and it was all ok.Very good service, very good price, would highly recommend.read more
Suzanne Wilson
Suzanne Wilson
20:53 15 Jan 21
We had a full loft conversion completed by PBM. Scott from PBM was professional, knew his stuff and was very transparent every step of the way. He shared ideas and pointed out things we hadn't thought of, therefore enabling us to use his expertise. We will definitely be using PBM again. They met... our deadline, and kept a promise. Thankyou 😁read more
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We are based in North Lancashire, and we cover Lancaster, Morecambe, Heysham, Carnforth, Kendal and the South Lakes.