Sovereign - damp proofing

Sovereign approved damp proofing services and damp proof surveys

We are Sovereign approved contractors and as such we are well versed in dealing with problems arising from dampness, especially in older houses.

We regularly investigate problems where treatments, or other works, have been carried out in the past and the problem remains unresolved. And we offer damp proof surveys for house purchasers (see details below). Commonly, we also get involved when buildings are in a very poor condition and consideration is being given to refurbishment.

We can provide damp proofing services using approved Sovereign products, which are safe and effective, and we can offer professional advice and treatments for timber too.

Damp proof surveys

If you are looking to buy a house we can provide a basic or detailed inspection with a full written report and recommendations for any specialist treatments required.

If there is a damp or timber problem in the home you are purchasing, the Building Society Surveyor will report and then request a Specialist Report. Please contact us by telephone or email to arrange an inspection visit and send our findings to whoever instructs us (the purchaser, the vendor or the agents).


  • Swindale

    Troughton's is a family firm and after working on our property throughout 2015 and 2016, we feel honoured to have been part of this family during the renovation / conversion of our property. During 2015 when the farmhouse was being renovated we were still living in Lincoln. Despite the distance, Jim and Paul Troughton kept us regularly informed on progress, on decisions to be taken and sent us regular photographs. Jim not only acted as a builder but full project manager and his son Paul was instrumental in design choices ensuring a beautiful finished product. Without even asking for many of the features we now have, Jim sourced traditional stone flags for our fire places and some floored areas, plus traditional looking timbers and slates for window trusses and sills. Jim knows exactly how our old farmhouse and barn conversion should look. His own staff have a wide range of skills and where necessary he used skilled sub-contractors. The quality of everyone's work has been faultless and I cannot recommend them highly enough. Every member of staff working on our property has been courteous, polite and friendly at all times. The Troughton Home Improvements team have produced a beautiful home for us. It is truly our dream house.