Property Preservation Specialists with over 20 years experience

Blog

We recieved a request to complete a Free Of Charge Timber survey on the ceiling joists in a large workshop/garage the client believed that there was woodworm as small holes had started to appear.

After carrying out a comprehensive inspection we diagnosed that there was indeed a woodboring beetle infestation and that it was active ! From the size of the exit...

The landscaping of gardens and driveways can also have a massive impact on how we keep our properties dry. Large planters and raised beds, adjoining a building, can bridge damp proof courses and as they take in rainwater they are damp most of the time. We where asked to investigate some visible damp signs in a large end of terraced stone cottage and after completing a Free Of...

We offer a Free of charge Damp and Timber survey, with a written report, in a clear and easy to understand format. But if you choose to use an alternative company either free or paid  what should you expect to see in that report.

All surveyors will have there own methods and routines but essentially all reports should include the following, some of this seems...

August and September are the normal times when adult beetles will exit from timber, commonly refered to as Woodworm, though this title does cover a multitude of hungry wood munching beetles they have spent thier life since being deposited as eggs chewing through your loft and floor timbers.

The Larvae is the culprit that causes the damage as the eggs are laid...

Our Free of charge survey is always honest and accurate and if that means there is none or only a small amount of work to rectify an issue then thats what we will recommend.

We recently carried out a survey on a Victorian terraced house in Yeovil and for the most part the house was in excellent condition. At ground floor we identified a few isolated areas of visible staining and these...

The recent weather means you're most likely to of had your windows open and fans on, day and night ! Miraculously no water on the windows and sills and no new mould on the walls, handbags, shoes and window frames. If you have spent the colder months plagued by condensation issues then this will be a nice break from the norm.

With fewer cold surfaces present for...

If you take a look at the exposed elevations of a property you will often see airbricks at or around internal floor level, though these are mostly found in older properties, they are there to provide ventilation to a timber floor structure and commonly function by allowing air to pass under the floor between front and rear walls. We regularly see that extensions to the rear or side of a...

As the weather improves gutters and downpipes will have less work to do and probably be furthest from your mind however this is the time to check and replace them, if needed, or at least give them a good clean.

We where called back to a end of terraced house in Gloucester, that we had previously completed works on a few years ago. The previous specification had followed a ...

Often following a building survey 'woodworm' is reported to be present particularly in roof or floor timbers and the possibility of catastrophic structural failure is indicated. In truth such destruction is rarely seen however it is always a possibility and as such every indication of an infestation should be inspected and remedial work taken as necessary.

The hardest part of the...

With heavy rainfall at the beginning of February an external decorating works has been somewhat delayed and the first visit has been all about the preparation which is a bit more flexible in relation to the weather.

We provided a comprehensive specification and quotation for the external painting of the front and rear elevation of a mid terraced house in Bristol. Whilst there are...

Read our Reviews from our happy customers

Yell Google reviews Facebook Checkatrade