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 32 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:-

  • Damp Control Systems
  • 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
  • Dilapidation Repairs

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.

  • 32 year trading history
  • Fully insured
  • Fully audited PCA members
  • Genuine insurance backed guarantees
  • Fully health & safety audited and SSIP registered
  • 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 wood preserving & damp proofing technicians
  • NVQ qualified structural waterproofing technicians
  • PCA qualified damp & timber technicians
  • PCA qualified structural waterproofing technicians


Damp Control – West Park, Leeds

November 2022
Piotr was brilliant. Very happy with how he got on with the job and how he represents your company. Altogether very pleased with how quickly and competently the work was undertaken.

Cavity Wall-Tie Replacement – West Park, Leeds

February 2023
Paul & Nathan were very polite and courteous during the visit and explained the work being undertaken in detail.

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.

Basement Waterproofing & Building Work – Horsforth, Leeds

January 2023
Excellent service from start to finish! Cannot fault YDC in anyway. From day 1, when Matt (Director) and Mark (Surveyor) inspected our flooded basement, to the last stages (plastering, installing a ventilation system, and servicing the pumps), we have found the YDC team to be knowledgeable, professional, and respectful, with a fantastic attention to detail. We have gone from two feet of water in our basement to having a useable, dry, and, above all, safe utility room. We spoke to several other basement companies in the Leeds area who did not have half the knowledge or experience that YDC have. Fully recommended!

Damp Control – Selby

August 2022
YDC have been absolutely fantastic. We had problems with some recurring damp following their initial work but Matt and his team were honest about the problem and redid the job without any argument. They accommodated our own need for delays over several years before returning to put things right. On both occasions, the work was carried out efficiently by their friendly staff and they left everything clean and tidy. Would not hesitate to use again. Honest. Reliable. Accountable. An excellent service and with many thanks for all their help, they have been much appreciated!!

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.

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 provided by an A rated insurer and 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.


Launched in 2012, Acclaim Accreditation is the health and safety accreditation service provided by Supplier Assessment Services. Acclaim conduct assessments of a company’s health and safety documentation and work activities as an independent competent assurance of the systems they have in place. As an SSIP members scheme, Acclaim Accreditation supports the objectives of SSIP (Safety Schemes In Procurement) to improve health and safety standards across the UK.

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 Acclaim 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
Newton Waterproofing
Triton Systems
Pam Ties
Natural Cement

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