Relevant for: Building Surveyors and Responsive Repair Maintenance and Technical officers


Malone Associates are one of the leading UK experts in damp investigation and remediation. We have been teaching the subject since 2006 and currently teach the subject to undergraduates at Coventry University and Surveyors and Maintenance/technical officers across the UK. Our current client list includes Wrexham Council, Islington and Shoreditch Housing Association, Wrekin Housing Trust, Weaver Vale Housing Trust and many more.

We would like to offer you this course at an incredibly reasonable rate of £175.00 per course attendant. Maximum of 12 course participants, minimum of 6 and the maximum number of staff you will pay for is 10. This means you can have 10 staff trained for a one off cost of £1750.00. A cost which will recoup itself many times over as soon as your staff put their newly acquired knowledge to good use in your properties. We genuinely believe that that this is the best value training you will buy in this year and that as a one day course, what we offer is the best available in the UK. We have outlined the course content and objectives below.

Outline of Course Content

This is an intensive but enjoyable 8 Hour training course dealing with the principles of damp investigation and remediation. There will be one half hour lunch break and two 15-minute tea breaks. The course will start at 9am and run until 5pm.

The course covers rising damp and the main factors contributing to rising damp, candidates will learn how to diagnose rising damp and how to understand the difference between a management solution and a cure and how to best implement remedial works.

Candidates will use and familiarize themselves with a range of damp diagnostic tools ranging from the Protimeter range of instruments through to borescope, calcium carbide testing, salts analysis and thermal imaging.

Candidates will be taught some basic construction technology, they will be taught the difference between the raincoat and overcoat principle, traditional and non-traditional buildings and why damp remedial techniques differ for new and historic buildings.

Candidates will learn about salts analysis and why this is not as important to the diagnostic process as the academic text would have us believe.

Candidates will learn the basics of leak Investigation, how to trace leaks on incoming water mains, drainage systems and central heating systems.

Candidates will learn the science of condensation, the affects of condensation damp, the causes and the investigation process. They will learn why condensation damp is the biggest problem faced by social housing providers and be taught how to implement effective remedial measures.

Finally candidates will be taken through a number of case studies relating to damp and disrepair where open discussion will be encouraged.


  • To understand what tools are required to carry out damp investigation.
  • To give candidates a hands on appreciation of the tools required for damp investigation.
  • To understand the science and investigative principles relating to rising and penetrating damp.
  • To understand the science and investigative principles relating to condensation damp.
  • To furnish candidates with diagnostic principles, techniques and tricks
  • To understand why recognition of build type is important to the diagnostic process.
  • To ensure candidates understand the basic principles behind disrepair and statutory nuisance as it relates to damp and condensation.
  • To give candidates some practical insight of several case studies relating to damp and disrepair.
  • To understand how the damp proofing industry have profited from the myth that rising damp is a common problem and to understand how businesses must change their approach to combat the problem of damp in their properties.


Candidates will be issued with a full set of course notes and issued with a certificate of completion within 7 days of course completion.