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    8th Oct 2021, 01:37 PM
    More fundamental question is whether the moisture is above or below the damp course. If it's below then its pretty much an aesthetic issue not a structural one. Given the drawing it is not rising damp, but moisture in grass through the wall from the outside. To really deal with that moisture you need to stop it at source - ie: outside not inside. If the soil against the wall on the outside as the sketch indicates the best option will be to clear away the soil down to below the damp...
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    29th Sep 2021, 12:50 PM
    :whs: - Also worth going online to the local council (if a vast isn't possible) and seeing what you can get for the house on file. They might well have detailed plans of the building. Given it's a flat roof the plans could show the detailed drawings of beams & rafters etc. Without that you have no easy way of telling which walls are load bearing unlike trussed roof which mostly be on outside walls and occasionally an inner wall with extensions or more complex envelope shapes.
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