0800 0680 881
Independent Property Care Specialists (PCA) Damp-Proofing & Timber Treatment Surveyors Providing Damp survey, Woodworm Infestation Survey, Dry Rot Survey & Specialist Damp and Timber Surveys & Reports for Homeowners, Buyers, Sellers, Mortgage Lenders, & Re-mortgage / Equity Release Companies Based in Lancashire.
Damp Aid UK cover all of Lancashire and the North West region including local areas such as Blackpool, Blackburn with Accrington, Darwen, Burnley, Chorley, Longton, Fylde, Lancaster, Ormskirk, Pendle, Preston, Rossendale, Ramsbottom, Ribble Valley, South Ribble, Wigan, West Lancashire and Wyre.
Damp Aid UK – Lancashire is an independent damp and timber decay specialist company. We are consultants, surveyors & specialists in the diagnosis and investigation for rising damp, woodworm / wood boring beetle, dry rot / wet rot (timber decay) & condensation. We provide surveys, reports & quotations along with information and honest practical advice, together with environmentally friendly chemical free solutions for controlling dampness and timber decay; therefore avoiding unnecessary, costly & disruptive chemical damp-proof course injection & timber treatments offered by some remedial damp-proofing & timber treatment companies.
If you are considering or in the process of buying a property in Lancashire, it is always advisable to anyone purchasing a house to have a pre-purchase property survey carried out by a building surveyor. It is also advisable to have an in-depth pre purchase timber & damp survey and general condition survey carried out, especially if problems have been highlighted in the surveyors report. It is important to do this, prior to exchanging contracts, so the cost of any damp-proofing & woodworm timber treatment works can be negotiated with the vendor. All services offered by damp Aid are to control and prevent rising damp, timber decay and woodworm infestation, which can cause most damage to homes & buildings.
If a more in-depth damp and timber survey has been requested by your lender, home buyer or building surveyor, it may seem like a worrying prospect, especially if you are a first time buyer, but be assured, this is normal practice and should not put you off buying a house. It is important for you to ensure that your new property is free from any damp and timber defects which could lead to more progressive problems .
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 0800 0680 881, or request a survey here.
Some of our competitors use damp & timber decay surveyors who are paid by commission. Damp Aid UK does not. Our damp timber inspections are carried out only by surveyors qualified in remedial building problems, and whilst all damp-proofing companies need to make a profit, damp Aid surveyors are not motivated by commission earnings and we do not need to find unnecessary damp-proofing and timber decay 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 Wigan area to carry out a free timber survey for wood boring insects (woodworm) to the main staircase. Their specialist timber 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 the 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.
Specialist Damp Surveys for Rising Damp & Condensation in Lancashire
A survey will be carried out by a fully qualified C.S.R.T. 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 meter 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 for Woodworm, Dry Rot, & Timber Decay in Lancashire
Accessible timbers will be inspected for wood boring insect attack or timber decay (dry rot, wet rot). Roof timbers will be inspected if safe access is available. Sub floor timbers will be inspected for damp and timber decay defects 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 woodworm infestation, except where fitted carpets are present. Soffits to the underside of the staircase often prevent inspection of the timbers too.
We have fully trained specialist damp-proofing and timber treatment surveyors who regularly carry out damp survey, woodworm survey, dry rot survey in areas such as Accrington, Burnley, Darwen, Ramsbottom, Rossendale, Ormskirk, Skelmersdale, Up Holland, Chorley, Longton, Blackpool, Blackburn, Darwen, Wigan, Lancaster and the many other towns and villages throughout the Lancashire & North West region.
Tel: 0800 0680 881 or request a survey here.
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 to arrange a quotation for specialist damp-proof & timber treatment remedial works.
Damp survey, timber survey, Woodworm survey, & Dry rot survey for house purchase, specialist reports for mortgage providers, damp-proofing quotation and woodworm treatment are provided in the following areas
Birmingham, Cheshire, Chester, Wrexham, Liverpool, London, Manchester,
Merseyside, Middlesex, North Wales, Shropshire, South East England, West Midlands, Wirral & Yorkshire
Accrington BB5 | Adlington BL6 | Appley Bridge WN6 | Aughton L39 | Aughton LA2 | Bacup OL13 | Barnoldswick BB8 | Blackburn BB1 | Blackpool FY1 | 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 | 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 | Ormskirk L39 | Overton LA3 | Padiham BB12 | Parbold WN8 | Pendleton BB7 | Pilling PR3 | Poulton-le-Fylde FY6 | Ribchester | rawtenstall | Samlesbury PR5 | Scaris-brick L40 | Silverdale LA5 | Skelmersdale WN8 | Ramsbottom | Slaidburn BB7 | St Anne’s FY8 | St Michael’s | Standish WN6 | Tunstall LA6 | Turton BL7 | Up Holland WN8 | Weeton PR4 | Whalley BB7 | Whitworth OL12