Lisahoppin House, Omagh, Co Tyrone

Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland, NI
This large, old house, dating from the 1860’s had become dilapidated and in need of major refurbishment, as it had been derelict for some time. Stronghold Preservation were contacted by the contractor, who requested a damp & timber survey for the entire house. On inspection, Stronghold Preservation found that there was rising damp in the external solid brick walls, and wet rot in various places. Active woodworm was also found in the first floor joists.

Further Information

Rising damp
It was suggested that an electro osmosis damp proof course be installed in the house on all walls affected by the rising damp.

Wet Rot
Wet rot was found in some timber lintels, the bressumer beam at the rear of the property, and in various timbers embedded in the masonry.  However, the architect had already decided to remove and replace all the affected timbers.

Active woodworm was found in the first floor timber joists.  All affected areas were sprayed with an insecticide to eradicate the woodworm.