Your new home has been designed to minimise the risk of damage from damp. Your homes Damp Proof Course and specialist materials such as air bricks play a vital role in this. Attached and detached garages do have a Damp Proof Course. Garage are usually constructed in a single skin of brickwork which is not impervious to damp.

Your Damp Proof Course is your first line of protection against rising damp. It is constructed using a membrane that is built into the walls of your property, typically 150mm above ground level.

Air bricks are special?bricks?containing holes that allow air to flow in and out of your property to prevent moisture building up.

To reduce the risk of damp getting into your home, ensure that no garden material or soil is placed against external walls above the Damp Proof Course and keep air bricks free from obstructions.