Property Preservation Specialists with over 20 years experience

Case Studies

Recently we provided a FREE OF CHARGE survey report for a large basement below a retail unit. With multiple rooms it was for the main part in good order and dry throughout however one wall to the front elevation had proven problematic over the years and at one point tanking slurry had been applied and a stud wall constructed. On our inspection we found evidence of a number of repair attempts...
Whilst Dry rot holds the title for the king of timber destruction Wet rot is definately a contender, as we found after a Damp & Timber survey on a ground floor apartment. The inspection found 'tide mark' type stains to walls and visible fungal growths emerging from behind skirting boards and architrave. Wet rot is a general term for the decay of timber due to moisture ingress and covers a...
Allready well into a project to extend his home into an adjoining outbuilding a client asked us to provide some advice on how he could stop water from entering his building everytime it rained. A concrete slab had been laid with a DPM (damp proof membrane) and the builders had applied a rubber bitumen style product to the wall/floor junction. Externally to two elevation the ground level was...
Our Free Of Charge Damp & Timber survey was requested on a conversion project. From the first and second floor of a large period property the client was developing 2 self contained flats. Floorboards where lifted and sections of ceiling and under roof boarding was removed to allow a thorough inspection. Armed with magnifying glass and torch rafters, joists and exposed studwork where examined...
200MM of concrete in your floor slab will not protect you from Rising Damp without an appropriate Damp Proof Membrane (DPM) this was exactly what we discovered following a Free of charge survey at a property in Bristol. The building was a self contained annex built in the last 10 years and from early on the ower had no end of damp related issues with wet carpets and mould to the walls, losing...
Whilst we always provide a full and comprehensive specification of works we can reduce the works on request and still provide a guarantee. Recently after providing a pre-purchase Damp & Timber survey for a mid terraced house in central Swindon rising damp was identified as the main problem and we provided a full report with a detailed level of works. The client was planning to completely...
Following a FREE survey request we completed a comprehensive damp and timber survey at a mid terraced house in Yeovil, which had recently become unoccupied. Our written report indicated areas that had evidence of Rising damp, Condensation and Timber floor structutre degradation due to both Woodworm and Wet rot. 
We where asked to investgate floor damage to a timber structure kitchen floor in a terraced house in Swindon. A number of floorboards had cracked and in places fallen through, some areas where crumbling when touched. A free of charge damp and timber survey was completed and a written report provided for the client.
We provided a client with a free of charge damp and timber survey for a rental property in Taunton, Somerset. At the time of survey the house was occupied and our survey identified damp issues to the front bay window area and to the rear external wall in the rear reception. The issues found are really common in this type of Victorian brick built terrace, to the rear of the property there is a...
Initially called to provide a free of charge damp & timber survey this job grew into a full bathroom replacement. Our initial survey reported issues with rising damp to the floor and penetrating damp to the walls which had been finished with plasterboard adhered directly to a single skin brick construction. The bathroom fixtures, including the exisiting tiles, would require removal to allow...