Who are we?

We Are The Property Preservation Experts!

We are your local building preservation and property repair specialists, a well established, trusted brand that has stood the test of time. Yorkshire Dampcourse has been trading in it’s current ownership for more than 30 years with a further 17 years of trading before that!

We are based in North Leeds and cover the whole of Yorkshire.

We provide an extensive range of specialist property repair services.

Our main services are:-

  • Rising Damp Treatments
  • Woodworm Treatments & Repairs
  • Dry Rot & Wet Rot Repairs
  • Woodworm Repairs &  Treatments
  • Basement Waterproofing & Cellar Conversions
  • Property Level Flood Defence Systems
  • Cavity Wall Ties & Structural Repairs
  • Invasive Weed Control

Why choose us?

We strive to provide all our customers with good quality honest advice offering realistic solutions to everyday problems.

We genuinely believe that the best way to do this is to know our subject well, staying one step ahead of competition and providing a quality of service second to none.

Finding a reliable expert that is able to deliver what they promise can be difficult so here are just a few reasons why you can place your trust in us.

  • 29 year trading history

  • Fully insured
  • Fully audited PCA members
  • Genuine insurance backed guarantees
  • Fully health & safety audited
  • Trustmark consumer protection members
  • Our surveyors are registered with a CPD scheme
  • Industry standard CSRT qualified damp & timber surveyors
  • Industry standard CSSW qualified waterproofing surveyors
  • Industry standard CSJK qualified invasive weed surveyors
  • NVQ qualified wall tie replacement technicians
  • NVQ qualified wood preserving & damp proofing technicians
  • NVQ qualified structural waterproofing technicians
  • PCA qualified damp, timber & waterproofing technicians


Cavity Wall Tie Replacement – Burley, Leeds

July 2021
Fast and efficient work by the technicians as well as prompt and professional responses from Matt. The team kept us updated with progress. Very satisfied overall.

Damp Control – Headingley, Leeds

August 2021
From start to finish my experience with Yorkshire Damp Course was great. All staff were friendly, polite, helpful, and willing to answer questions and concerns. Whilst doing the work staff were very considerate and tidy, making a great effort to keep disruption and dust to a minimum. The work was completed to a very high standard, with good attention to detail. It was very clear that the team (Paul & Nathan) took pride in their work. Work was commenced & completed on the agreed dates making the whole experience stress-free. I feel I can highly recommend to YDC friends & family & in fact have already done so!

Damp Control – Middlestown, Wakefield, WF4

February 2019
Very happy with the work undertaken. Paul is a credit to your firm. Very polite and happy to explain everything in detail. It's easy to see he is happy in his work and has a desire to achieve a quality job.

Rising Damp Treatment – Harrogate

January 2019
Our expectations were met and exceeded and we are really pleased with the work undertaken. The workmen were really nice and considerate.

Decayed Floor Replacement – Pudsey, LS28

October 2018
From day one to finish, I could not have asked for a better person to do the job!

Sub Floor Ventilation Improvements – Farsley, LS28

October 2018
The work was exceptional and the site was left really clean and tidy. I am very happy.

Woodworm Control – Horsforth, Leeds

June 2018
I contacted Yorkshire Dampcourse after receiving conflicting advice from other local so-called specialists. When I called them I could tell that they knew what they were talking about. They then inspected my property and took time to fully explain the extent of my problem. It turns out that the other firms were wanting to charge a fortune for work that was not required. I cannot explain just how knowledgeable their surveyor was, it was like being back at school! I am very pleased!”

Damp Control & Structural Repair – Leeds

May 2018
Work done very well. Workers polite and courteous. Mess was kept to a minimum. Overall very happy and would recommend.

Credentials & Affiliations

We feel it is important that our clients feel able to place their trust in us. Therefore, we are committed to working with organisations whose sole purpose is to ensure good, honest working practices are adhered to for the protection, safety and benefit of all.

These are some of our partners.


We are full contractor members of The Property Care Association (PCA).

The PCA are a trade association representing the remedial treatment, structural waterproofing, invasive weed, domestic ventilation and flood defence industries.

As a member we are required to adhere to their strict codes of practice and are fully audited, in person, to ensure we continue to trade with integrity.

This really is the gold badge seal of approval.


As PCA members we have been able to demonstrate that we are operating our company to an excellent standard and that quality matters.

This gives us access to the best insurance backed guarantee (IBG) product from the countries leading UK based IBG insurer.

We are able to offer this product on some of the specialist rising damp, wet rot, dry rot, woodworm, waterproofing, wall tie and Japanese knotweed treatments that we undertake.

Unlike some unscrupulous IBG companies, this insurance is underwritten for the full term when it is registered and does NOT rely on an annual renewal with a 3rd party.

TrustMark is the only Government endorsed scheme for trades in and around the home. This award is given to registered firms after thorough vetting and on-site inspections to ensure the firm is raising industry standards.

This accreditation gives customers reassurance of quality and protection from rogue traders. TrustMark is the only ‘find a tradesperson’ scheme to cover all 3 cornerstones of quality including Good Trading Practice, Good Customer Service & Technical Competence.


Stallard Kane Associates (SKA) are our appointed Health & Safety, HR & Employment Law consultants.

Through annual audits and regular communications they help us ensure we are fully compliance with the latest legislation.

Our continued efforts have been recognised by SKA’s official gold seal of approval.


CHAS (The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme) was created by experienced health and safety professionals in 1997 to improve health and safety standards across the UK.

It is now the largest scheme of its kind and recognised as such.

A health & safety compliant business is a business that understands responsibility. The responsibility it has to its people to help prevent accidents in the workplace and provide a healthy working environment, and the wider responsibility it has to help manage risk.

We undergo an annual audit to preserve our CHAS accreditation so you know you’re in safe hands.

Supply Partners

We believe that if a job needs doing, it needs doing right, first time. To achieve this it is important that the products we use meet and advance beyond our high expectations. Therefore, we only buy from industry leading trusted suppliers. But it doesn’t end there, our relationship with our suppliers is great! We talk to each other, we support each other and we understand each other’s needs. This allows us to provide our customers with the best products and advice from the product designers, manufacturers and experts direct to your property.

Delta Membrane Systems
Safeguard Europe
Newton Waterproofing
Triton Systems
Panel Systems
Pam Ties
Natural Cement
Gibbs & Dandy
Milford Merchants

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