Cromwell Damp Proofing and Plastering Services

Mr Aaron Lawther

SK14 8LX
8.92
(115 Reviews)
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Member Since 2017
Call07488 836085

Skills & expertise

  • Damp Proofer
    • Condensation Control
    • Damp Investigation
    • Damp Survey
    • Dry Rot Treatment
    • Mould Control
    • Penetrating Damp Treatment
    • Rising Damp
    • Structural Water Proofing
    • Timber Treatment
    • Woodworm Treatment
  • Plasterer
    • Artexing
    • Coving
    • Dry Lining
    • Flat Ceilings
    • Insulated Rendering
    • K Rend
    • Lath Plastering
    • Lime Plastering
    • Liquid Screeding
    • Magnetic Plastering
    • Monocouche Rendering
    • Pebble Dashing / Rough Casting
    • Plastering
    • Polished Plastering
    • Rendering
    • Screeding
    • Skimming
    • Spray Rendering
    • Tape & Jointing
    • Venetian Marble Plastering

Skills & expertise

  • Damp Proofer
    • Condensation Control
    • Damp Investigation
    • Damp Survey
    • Dry Rot Treatment
    • Mould Control
    • Penetrating Damp Treatment
    • Rising Damp
    • Structural Water Proofing
    • Timber Treatment
    • Woodworm Treatment
  • Plasterer
    • Artexing
    • Coving
    • Dry Lining
    • Flat Ceilings
    • Insulated Rendering
    • K Rend
    • Lath Plastering
    • Lime Plastering
    • Liquid Screeding
    • Magnetic Plastering
    • Monocouche Rendering
    • Pebble Dashing / Rough Casting
    • Plastering
    • Polished Plastering
    • Rendering
    • Screeding
    • Skimming
    • Spray Rendering
    • Tape & Jointing
    • Venetian Marble Plastering

Company info

Hi we are Cromwell Damp Proofing and Plastering Services, a friendly family run business.

We aim to give a 100% professional friendly service and leave with a flawless finish.

We take pride in our work and are always reasonably priced giving full breakdown quotes for total piece of mind.

Unlike most damp proof installers who are only certified to install a chemical damp proof course with a partial guarantee and just want to cover your walls in a plastic membrane to mask the problem, we dig deep to rectify the underlying problem first.

One to note is most of the so called 'damp proofing companies' out there are not college or NVQ trained in any way and have simply attended a 1 day course which teaches them how to install a DPC cream only.

Any member of the public can do this. 

We are certified damp proof installers and qualified plasterers so with us you receive a 'full guarantee' that both the damp proof course and replastering has been done to the very highest hard to beat standards.

We plaster the walls after we have installed the damp proof course, giving total piece of mind that we are giving a full guarantee for the damp proof course (DPC) and a full guarantee for the plastering too.

Our edge above other company's is rather than having three lots of tradesmen entering your home 1, damp proof course installer 2, plasterer 3, joiner to refit skirting we do the job from start to finish. Usually by the end of the job in hand you will know us quite well.

All our damp-proofing comes with a 10 year government recognized guarantee.

This is all you need to buy or sell a property when that dreaded survey highlights 'damp issues'.

Honesty is our trait, and if the works your asking for honestly cant be done, we wont do a quick fix and run under a pretense we've solved the problem only for it to come back some time later. We will advise you on what to do and simply help by pointing you in the direction of the adequate professional you need.

HISTORY:
I first started damp proofing and plastering at 15.
I attended Stockport college full time to complete a 2 year diploma giving me level 1 and 2 in hand plastering and construction knowledge.

I then worked for New charter housing trust primarily working along side surveyors diagnosing all sorts of damp, condensation and penetrating damp issues in void properties. Once the correct causes of damp were found I would get to work removing the plaster installing the damp proof course then re plastering the walls to a perfect finish. I also became an approved contractor to install damp proof course and give full guarantees for both damp proof course and plastering, it was by this point I went one step further and completed my level 3 NVQ in hand plastering and construction knowledge.

After new charter I left on good terms (still regularly do damp proofing for them) to become independent. Since then I have built up a large portfolio of builders and property developers who trust us to fix and treat all aspects of damp in their vacant properties. We also source and find our own jobs and have many returning customers.

Thanks for reading.

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Reviews Summary

8.92
Average score based on 14 reviews in the last 12 months
115 Total Reviews

The reviews below represent customers' views and not the views of Checkatrade

Workmanship
9.08
Tidiness
9
Reliability
8.43
Quote Accuracy
(11 Reviews)
100
Courtesy
9.25

Customer Reviews

3.5

Damp Proofing living room

Verified Review

Complete waste of time and money. Damp came back within a couple of months, tried to contact to get them back, was basically told it was either my garden wall or skirting boards that caused the damp to come back. Had the garden wall knocked down and the skirting checked, both were not the issue. Not sure what the point of a 10 year guarantee is worth when youre told youll be charged for them to come back to sort.

Score Breakdown

Courtesy

3

Tidiness

5

Timekeeping

6

Workmanship

0
Location: CW8
Reviewed in: July 2022

Reply from Cromwell Damp Proofing and Plastering Services

The damp proofing that was completed was for rising damp. the render on the outside of the property was to be replaced. This was a solid brick construction building. The customer agreed with myself that the damp proofing would not stop penetrating damp. When i went back to the property there was water sat on top of the 1m damp proofing treatment id done. The render had still not been replaced as agreed. There was no damp coming through my work. It was due to penetrating damp coming in through the perished render the customer had still not had replaced. The render acts like a water proof jacket around a solid build. With no waterproof coat rain transfers through the brickwork to the inside. Please as agreed and advised before and upon return to the job have your render replaced. I can only presume its very expensive but its not fair to leave review like this as you know what was agreed. Thanks

9.25

Damp proof all downstairs of home.

Verified Review

Aaron was prompt, timely and carried out our damp issues effectively. Turned up when he said he would, completed on time and provided guarantee as agreed. Thanks Aaron.

Location: M41
Reviewed in: July 2022
9.5

Plastered bedroom walls

Verified Review

Aaron fixed up our bedroom walls. He fixed areas that the previous owner had left in a state of disrepair, then gave the whole room a skimming giving us a great finish ready for us to paint over. The scope of the job increased just before he started but he still stuck to his original quote and kept striving to find any extra areas where we could need help. He communicated well when his expected arrival time changed and finished the job on schedule.

Location: M43
Reviewed in: July 2022
8.75

Plastered my living/dining room, getting it ready for painting

Verified Review

Excellent plasterer. Very professional and goes above and beyond. I now have smooth walls ready to be painted.

Location: SK16
Reviewed in: June 2022
9

Kitchen wall needed damproofing

Verified Review

The works where carried out to a very high standard. We own strawberry kitchens ltd and use Cromwell to undertake our damp proofing projects as they are always carried out to the high standards we require.

Location: SK15
Reviewed in: June 2022
9

Damp course and replaster living/dining room

Verified Review

Friendly guy, competitive pricing and no hidden surprises when it came to the final bill. Really pleased with the work, the finish of the plaster and he was clean and tidy too. No issues and fully documented on completion.

Location: M32
Reviewed in: June 2022

Services

  • Domestic Work
  • Commercial Work
  • Free Estimates
  • Insurance Work Undertaken

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Manchester, greater Manchester, Cheshire.

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Accreditations and Memberships

Cskills Awards Level 2 Diploma in Plastering (QCF) awarded to Aaron Lawther

Cskills Awards Level 3 NVQ Diploma Plastering (Construction) - Solid (QCF) awared to Aaron Lawther