Dampness can become an enemy when it invades our interior space, when it persists, when it spreads and damages our domestic fittings, finishes and furnishings, when it encourages the growth of moulds that threaten our health, and when it stimulates the spread of fungus and decay in the structure of our houses. A major industry has developed with specialist contractors but such contractors sometimes concentrate on a single treatment rather than offering a comprehensive diagnosis.
Jonathan Hetreed trained as an architect at Cambridge University. He joined a firm of leading environmental architects in Bath. After twelve years as a partner in the firm, he left to establish Hetreed Ross Architects to work on medium and smaller scale projects. Around half of his work involves residential properties and the majority of these are existing and historic buildings. Resident - Bath