Residential Sales Consultant West Midlands

Frank Schrijver UK Ltd is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants
will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
colour, religion, sex, national origin, age, etc.

We are looking for a residential sales consultant, to sell our unique damp control system.
We believe that great companies are powered by great people who are personable, authentic,
who embrace new ideas, and are driven to smash sales targets.

The Role:

We are looking for an ambitious, hungry sales person,
to sell our innovative damp control system directly to residential customers via pre-booked appointments.

You will be given all the tools and information needed to
fully inform potential customers of the benefits of having our system installed.
Whilst previous experience in the industry may be an advantage, it is not essential.

In addition we are looking for someone flexible who will grow with our company.
We may ask you to book in your own appointments and generate some of your own leads using local knowledge.
You must have previous, proven experience hitting sales targets – either face to face or in a telesales environment.
You may also sell the same system via our sister company,
and must have an organised approach to your work.

Basic salary paid with an excellent uncapped commission scheme plus company mobile and expenses.
What’s more we’ll provide you with all the training needed to become a formidable sales rep.

Role scope:

This position is a direct sales role where you will be expected to convert at least 50% of your company leads as well as bring in new business. We are looking at new ways of working more efficiently and as the face of the company you should be ready to accept change. The designated sales area for this position covers:Birmingham, Oxford, Gloucester, Hereford, Shrewsbury, Stoke, Derby and Leicester.

You will need to be flexible, working your hours around customer availability, however we currently
schedule visits between 8 – 5 pm, Monday to Fridays.

Candidate Essentials:


  • Previous field based sales experience preferable but not essential.

  • Must demonstrate a successful track record of achievement in either sales or previous chosen role.

  • Must hold full UK driving license.

  • Must own a car.

Job

Sales & Marketing

Primary Location

GB – West Midlands – Birmingham

Organisation

Damp Control System: www.damp.co.uk

To all recruitment agencies: Frank Schrijver UK Ltd does not accept unsolicited agency resumes/CVs.

To apply for this role send a cover letter and copy of your CV to info@damp.co.uk

10 Signs of Rising Damp

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There are 3 types of damp that can affect properties – condensation, penetrating damp and rising damp. Rising damp occurs when ground water soaks into a wall or floor – similar to how a sponge absorbs water. A damp proof course and membrane stops water causing damage to a property by sealing and protecting it. A damp proof course is built into a wall above ground level with a damp proof membrane laid beneath a concrete floor. Newer houses will have a damp proof course and membrane although houses built prior to 1875 may not.

Damp proofing can get damaged over time, which can result in rising damp. It could also be the level of the ground is higher than the damp proof course or there is something amiss with drainage. The key signs of rising damp to look out for include:

  • 1. Tide marks on the inside and outside wall; usually no more than a metre above ground level
  • 2. Damp stains above the skirting board
  • Signs of Rising Damp - Rotting skirting boards
  • 3. Crumbling or rotting skirting boards
  • 4. Discoloration or staining on walls
  • 5. Deposits causing blistering on walls
  • 6. Black mould
  • Signs of Rising Damp - Wallpaper
  • 7. Peeling wallpaper
  • 8. Rotting floor boards
  • 9. Raised floor coverings
  • 10. Smell – you can often smell damp even if you can’t actually see it

The cause of the damp needs to be identified before it can be removed as different damp issues can require different treatments. Frank Schrijver are rising damp specialists with their innovative Schrijver System an economically friendly way to lower humidity levels inside your property, leading to dry walls and continuous protection against damp.

Working with natural ventilation processes, it permanently removes rising damp. Installed outside your home, dry air flows through a series of handmade elements. This causes a drop in temperature and a “cold bridge”, taking moisture from the wall interior where it is deposited within the element. This then evaporates outside resulting in continuous damp protection.

The Schrijver System is the green alternative to damp proofing. With a lifetime guarantee, there’s no mess or redecorating required, and it’s kinder to the environment as no harsh chemicals are used. To find out more about the Schijver System, please contact us on 01689 800101 or email info@damp.co.uk

Don’t let Santa get damp – dealing with a damp chimney

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Chimneys and flues are often subjected to intense cycles of hot and cold. With chimney stacks open to the elements, defects like damp can occur in chimneys that are used or redundant. This could be due to moisture and sulphates combining to form weak acids that attack lime, mortar joints and brickwork. Or it might be the moisture levels in a chimney have increased due to one end being sealed. Typically, however, the main causes of damp in chimneys are rain, condensation or salt contamination.

  • Rain can enter a chimney down the flue if chimney pots are uncapped, around defective lead flashings or through the wall of the chimney stack.
  • Condensation-based issues are more likely to occur in flues that remain in use as burning fuel produces water vapour.
  • Salt contamination in the plaster of a wall can also cause damp. This is more common in older chimneys and it can be the result of coal previously being burnt in the fireplace. Coal contains salt minerals like nitrates, chlorides and sulphates that can migrate from the brickwork into the wall plaster. These damp patches can often worsen when the weather does.

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Identifying the cause of a damp chimney

It’s worthwhile trying to establish what the source of damp might be so the cause can be identified and treated accordingly. Things to check safely, and with the appropriate help, include:

  • Chimney stack – is it open-topped or capped? If it is open-topped it could be causing moisture to enter the chimney, travelling to the base of the stack. Damp around this area or in the brickwork is a tell tale sign. If your chimney stack is capped, make sure it has a well-ventilated cap or cowl to ensure there is no moisture build up.
  • Mortar – if the mortar around your chimney stack is cracked or splitting, water can get inside the chimney breast.
  • Lead flashing, tiles & loft space – the lead flashing on your roof, where it meets a wall or the chimney stack, should be checked to see if it’s coming apart or cracked. Similarly damaged tiles can also cause issues. Do look inside your loft space too to see if there are any signs of light coming in or if there’s a leak.
  • Guttering – gutters that are blocked cause rainwater to collect and can cause damp in your chimney. This is because water will be forced to run down a wall and seep into any mortar cracks.
  • Damp proof course – Have a look to see if your chimney breast has a damp proof course. This is a layer of slate or plastic a few inches above the ground, some older properties were built without these.

Air brick and damp proofing on the exterior of a house.

How to damp proof your chimney

Once you’ve identified the probable cause of damp in your chimney, it can be repaired. Damp proofing, dehumidifiers and anti-mould paint may temporarily combat a damp issue in your chimney but often it doesn’t provide a permanent solution. The Schrijver System, however, is a more effective and environmentally-friendly solution compared to traditional damp proofing and comes with a lifetime guarantee.

Installed by specialist engineers, the system uses natural ventilation to lower the humidity level and prevent damp. These experts install a series of small, handmade elements that are fixed to the outside of your property. These allow dry air to flow from the outside into the elements causing a drop in temperature and a ‘cold bridge’. This causes moisture from the wall interior to be deposited within the element and transporting the moisture outside.

Want to find out more about how Frank Schrijver can help you with your damp problems?

01689 800101