Damp-proofing & Timber Treatment Specialist Surveyors
Timber & Damp Survey, Report, Assessments, Control and Treatments
Independent damp & timber surveys also undertaken
Damp Aid UK - Lancashire Cover all of Lancashire and the North West region including local areas such as Blackburn with Darwen, Burnley, Chorley, Fylde, Hyndburn, Lancaster, Pendle, Preston, Rossendale, Ribble Valley, South Ribble, West Lancashire and Wyre.
Damp Aid UK - Lancashire provides specialist damp and timber surveys and reports along with information and advice on how to cure rising damp, beetle infestation (woodworm), dry rot, timber decay and condensation.
We have nearly 30 years of experience in the damp proofing and timber treatment industry dealing with all type of damp & timber decay problems. Having gained crucial understanding of the nature of dampness and timber infestation, our aim is to provide an accurate diagnosis of the actual causes, not just identifying the presenting symptoms. By correctly identifying the cause of a problem, appropriate recommendations can be made and advice given, providing clients with the awareness to make informed decisions and to avoid potentially costly and inappropriate chemical damp-proof & timber treatments..
Don’t take chances with your property. Get the reassurance and protection of using a fully qualified CSRT damp & timber specialist surveyor and a BWPDA / PCA member firm offering a GPI insurance backed 20 year guarantee.
Are you considering buying, selling / part exchanging your house for new build or re-mortgaging a property in Lancashire?
If so, you will probably have a building society survey or valuation carried out. You may also decide to have a Homebuyers report or even a full structural survey. When you receive your report, there may be a recommendation for a Specialist Damp and Timber company to survey the property for damp, woodworm or timber decay and provide a specialist timber and damp report to satisfy the mortgage loan providers & all other major lenders.
Are you a home owner in Lancashire who has discovered a particular problem that concerns you?
Damp walls, woodworm or rotten timbers.
Either way, if you require a damp-proofing company in Lancashire, a damp and timber survey, rising damp treatment, (damp proofing, damp-proof course) woodworm treatment or dry rot control or timber treatment you can call us on 0161 744 0050, or request a survey here.
We offer three survey options ~ click here to find the right one for you
With any building defect, it is essential that you get a correct diagnosis of the problem before any recommendations for dealing with it can be made. Dampaid UK deal with problems arising from damp in a building as well as woodworm and timber decay. An initial inspection is carried out by a specialist CSRT surveyor to correctly diagnose the problem and provide the necessary recommended remedial measure to rectify it. Wherever possible environmentally friendly, cost effective solutions are provided for damp treatment avoiding chemical treatment. If no chemical treatment is needed we will say so.
Some of our competitors use damp & timber surveyors who are paid by commission. DampAid UK does not. Our inspections are carried out only by surveyors qualified in remedial building problems, and whilst all companies need to make a profit, our surveyors are not motivated by commission earnings and we do not need to find unncessary work to quote for. If nothing needs to be done, we will say so.
A Potential Costly Mistake Due to Mis-Diagnosis (an example)
A LESSON LEARNED.........."TREAD" CAREFULLY
Barn Conversion, Warrington Road, Leigh, Lancs WN7
We were called to carry out a timber survey and report upon a woodworm infestation in a converted stone farm building near Wigan, Lancashire WN7, where first time buyers had previously instructed a damp-proofing and timber treatment company, based local to the area, to carry out a free timber survey for wood boring insects (woodworm) to the main staircase. Their specialist report stated active woodworm noted to the underside flooring of the staircase and provided a price for target timber treatment at the cost of £980 + vat.
When we carried out a survey, although there were no visible signs of woodworm holes, it was noted that the carpet to the staircase was extremely old and had a cream coloured rubber underlay which was badly worn, dry and crumbling. What was, according to the previous company, a large amount of frass (sawdust) on the floor below the staircase, was in fact disintegrated rubber underlay! Vibrations from the occupants of the property going up and down the stairs had caused the crumbling underlay to fall between the treads and risers and accumulate on the floor below.
By a simple visual (duh!) inspection our surveyor was able to diagnose a case of "carpet dandruff" and the client was able to avoid costly and completely inappropriate chemical timber treatment and with the money saved they were able to buy a new staircase carpet and have money left in the bank for other home improvements.
Carry out target treatment? – we think not......more like "a visit to Specsavers" comes to mind!!
So remember......."tread" carefully when using damp-proofing and timber treatment companies who offer free damp and timber surveys.
Don't take chances with your property.
Get the reassurance and protection of using a fully qualified CSRT damp-proofing & timber treatment specialist surveyor and a BWPDA / PCA member firm offering a GPI insurance backed 20 year guarantee.
Specialist Damp Surveys in Lancashire
The survey will be carried out by a fully qualified CSRT specialist surveyor who is an expert in the damp and timber industry, having been specifically trained in this field.
Depending on the instructions received, the surveyor will inspect all accessible walls at ground floor level for rising damp using an electric resistance metre and visible observations. (However, he will not normally move external obstructions or internal furnishings). The whole property will be visually inspected for signs of significant condensation, (backed up by measurements taken with a thermo hygrometer, if it is considered advisable to do so). External observations will be made and relevant comments on building defects such as rainwater goods, external render etc, will be made where appropriate, to the client or in the report if submitted. Any visual evidence of timber decay will also be reported upon.
Specialist Timber Surveys in Lancashire
Accessible timbers will be inspected for woodboring insect attack or timber decay (dry rot, wet rot). Roof timbers will be inspected if safe access is available. Floor timbers will be inspected where accessible. With occupied properties the inspections are usually limited. Fitted carpets will not normally be lifted (unless loose) or furniture moved. Floorboards will not be lifted unless they are loose enough to do so without causing any damage. Staircase timbers will be inspected, except where fitted carpets are present. Soffits to the underside of the staircase often prevent inspection of the timbers too.
Guarantees for Specialist Damp-proofing, Woodworm Treatment & Dry Rot in Lancashire
Our Guarantee Certificate is issued naming the property, not the occupant; therefore there is no transfer fee if you sell. Unless otherwise stated to you, a 20 year guarantee will be issued for our specialist rising damp treatment, woodworm treatments, dry rot treatment and wet rot treatments and a 10 year guarantee for our tanking carried out on properties in Lancashire. An independent Insured Guarantee (through the GPI) can be provided for an additional one-off nominal fee. Both guarantees cover materials and labour for the specialist work carried out by ourselves. (Naturally, we cannot guarantee work carried out by others). These damp-proofing, woodworm and dry rot (timber decay) guarantees are conditional upon the property being properly maintained throughout the guarantee period.
Our Aims & Objectives
1. To make contact within 24 hours of your enquiry.
2. Although our surveys are carried out during weekday mornings and afternoons, we are able to arrange weekend or evening appointments.
3. To attend most appointments within a week of initial enquiry and our reports and/or quotations are usually emailed, within 24 hours following the damp and timber survey.
4. We can normally commence damp proofing and timber treatment work within two weeks of receiving instruction.
Damp Aid UK - Lancashire have fully trained specialist damp-proofing and timber treatment technicians who regularly carry out damp control, damp-proofing, woodworm treatment, dry rot treatment and general property care maintenance in areas such as Accrington, Darwen, Ormskirk, Skelmersdale, Up Holland, Chorley, Longton, Blackburn, Darwen and the many other towns and villages throughout the Lancashire & North West region.
With nearly three decades of successfully treating damp problems, rising damp, woodworm, dry rot, wet rot, and condensation in both domestic dwelling houses and commercial properties, Damp Aid UK - Lancashire have built a reputation of providing a quality service with very competitive prices and a personal one-to-one service with all our clients.
Call us today on 0161 744 0050, or request a survey here.
DampAid UK - Lancashire
132-134 Great Ancoats Street
0161 744 0050
Specialist damp proofing and timber treatment company providing specialist damp & timber surveys & reports for home mortgage lenders, such as banks & buildings societies; for clients who are re-mortgaging / applying for equity release and the building surveyor working for the mortgage companies has put a retention on the property; and for home owners who need a quotation for specialist damp-proof & timber treatment remedial works.
Damp-Aid UK - Lancashire Damp and Timber survey, report & treatment specialists
We can provide an independent damp-proofing and timber treatment specialist surveyor to carry out a damp survey, woodworm survey or timber decay survey in
Damp & Timber survey carried out in Accrington BB5 | Adlington BL6 | Appley Bridge WN6 | Aughton L39 | Aughton LA2 | Bacup OL13 | Barnoldswick BB8 | Blackburn BB1 | Blackpool FY1 | Damp proofing carried out to properties in Bolton by Bowland BB7 | Brinscall PR6 | Broughton PR3 | Burnley BB11 | Carnforth LA5 | Catforth PR4 | Caton LA2 | Chipping PR3 | Chorley PR7 | Cleveleys FY5 | Clitheroe BB7 | Colne BB8 | Coppull PR7 | Croston PR5 | Darwen BB3 | Dunsop Bridge BB7 | Earby BB8 | Eccleston PR7 | Fleetwood FY7 | Forton PR3 | Woodworm treatment carried out on properties in Freckleton PR4 | Galgate LA2 | Garstang PR3 | Gisburn BB7 | Goosnargh PR3 | Great Eccleston PR3 | Great Harwood BB6 | Hambleton FY6 | Hesketh Bank PR4 | Hest Bank LA2 | Heysham LA3 | Hoghton PR5 | Hornby LA2 | Kirkham PR4 | Knott End FY6 | Lancaster LA1 | Leyland PR5 | Longridge PR3 | Longton PR4 | Lytham FY8 | Mawdesley L40 | Mellor BB2 | Morecambe LA4 | Moss Side PR4 | Nelson BB9 | Dry rot control carried out at a farm house near Ormskirk L39 | Overton LA3 | Padiham BB12 | Parbold WN8 | Pendleton BB7 | Pilling PR3 | Poulton-le-Fylde FY6 | Ribchester PR3 | Samlesbury PR5 | Scaris-brick L40 | Silverdale LA5 | Skelmersdale WN8 | Slaidburn BB7 | St Anne's FY8 | St Michael's PR3 | Standish WN6 | Tunstall LA6 | Turton BL7 | Up Holland WN8 | Weeton PR4 | Whalley BB7 | Whitworth OL12
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