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Wessex Damp and Timber offer services in many different aspects of Damp and Timber repair, and cover the whole of Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire.

If you have issues in your home such as peeling paint or loose plaster, mould spotting or visible stains and ‘tide’ marks then you may have a damp problem and if so we have the solution. Whether it’s rising or penetrating damp we will provide you with a diagnosis and the solution.

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It may simply be a small section of timber wall plate in your bay window flooring which has succumbed to wet rot and as such your floor dips and moves under foot. We will replace the timber and provide a suitable membrane to prevent re occurrence.

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Condensation in its simplest form is when moist air comes into contact with colder air or a colder surface and the water contained in the air is released to form condensation in the air or on the surface. It often results in black mould growth on walls and surfaces or you can see water droplets.

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Aged and Period properties can often be cold and condensation will form on external walls, we can provide various types of solid insulation and often incorporate this with a level of damp proofing. Internal temperatures will improve and mould spotting reduces.

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When wall ties have failed it is commonly due to rusting particularly to aged metal ties and as a result of this a number of structural issues can become apparent. Walls may bulge, horizontal cracks may appear and cause roof damage.

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Cracks in the walls of your home can appear internally and externally and not every crack needs repair. Some may be due to the drying of new plaster and redecoration is normally sufficient. The basic classification of cracks in buildings starts with their width and quantity.

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With a vast knowledge of, and experience in renovation works we are aptly placed to install a new or replacement bathroom, wetroom or cloakroom. We can update and replace existing fixtures and fittings with all plumbing,electrical and tiling works undertaken.

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Mould growth most often occurs as a result of condensation and is particularly prevalent around window frames, behind furniture positioned on external walls and in poorly ventilated cupboards and wardrobes. We can provide advice, products and undertake the work.

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Whilst considered less of a problem than Dry Rot, Wet rot can also cause serious damage to timbers within your home. Wet rot is also a fungus though there are a number of varieties and unlike dry rot it will not travel through masonry and plaster.It occurs in variety of colours and sizes.

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If you have a basement or cellar thats no use to you because its damp, cold and dingy then we can transform that space into a dry, warm and habitable place. Depending on the budget available and the intended final use we can provide a specification to meet your needs.

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Dry rot is caused by the presence of a fungus (Serpula Lacrymans) and is one of the most serious types of timber decay found in buildings. Dry rot will have occurred due to dampness being present for some time and where the lack of ventilation has allowed decay to continue.

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Penetrating damp is most often due to rainwater ingress and for the most part occurs in solid wall constructions where no cavity is present. Reports of penetration in modern cavity walls are often because of poor build quality such as mortar droppings or incorrectly positioned wall ties.

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Normally applied to the destruction of building timbers by insects, Woodworm is the term used to indicate the presence of a wood boring beetle. Whilst treatment is not always necessary damage can be significant and costly, particularly in roof and flooring timber structures.

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Rising damp in walls occurs when there is no damp proof course (DPC), a defective or damaged damp proof course or when the existing course is physically bridged. Water rises up from the subsoil below, travelling through the natural pores in the building material this will in turn cause damp.

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Render has been used as a common external coating to buildings since the early 19th Century and is used both as an aesthetic characteristic and as a remedial solution. We are experts in all types of render using sand, cement, lime and modern silicone coloured renders.

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There are a multitude of reasons as to why structural damage may affect a building be it poor initial build quality, sub-standard building materials or even degradation due to weather. If your building has visible cracks in the masonry or render or if a wall appears bowed then it may need repairing.

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Wessex damp and timber are an industry leading company providing services to help cure dampness, condensation and timber defects in both the home and commercial environments.

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