South East England
Damp & Timber Treatment Specialist surveyors providing Survey, Report & quotation throughout the South East England region.
Middlesex, Surrey, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Hertfordshire, Essex, Kent, Oxford, Oxfordshire, East and West Sussex.
Damp Aid UK – South East England is an independent damp-proofing and timber treatment 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 impartial advice, together with environmentally friendly chemical free solutions for controlling rising 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 based in South East England.
We have over 30 years of experience in the damp-proofing and timber treatment industry dealing with all types of damp & timber decay problems. Having gained crucial understanding of the nature of dampness and timber infestation, by simply applying in-depth building pathology techniques our aim is to provide an accurate diagnosis of the actual causes of dampness & fungal timber decay, 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.
Are you considering buying, selling a house or re-mortgaging a property in South East England?
If so, you will probably have a building society survey or valuation carried out. You may also decide to have a Home-buyers report or even a full structural survey. When you receive your report, there may be a recommendation for an independent timber and damp-proof specialist surveyor / contractor to inspect the property for suspected rising damp, woodworm and timber decay.
Are you a house owner 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 South East England, a damp and timber survey, rising damp treatment, (damp-proofing, damp-proof course) woodworm treatment or dry rot control or timber treatment you can email us or call 0203 292 0634
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. Damp aid 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 C.S.R.T. remedial 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 surveyors who are paid by commission. Damp Aid 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 specialist damp and timber decay surveyors are not motivated by commission earnings and we do not need to find unnecessary work to quote for. If nothing needs to be done, we will say so.
A damp 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.
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 to the loft 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 Damp proofing, Woodworm Infestation Treatment & Dry Rot
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 10 year guarantee will be issued for our specialist rising damp treatment, woodworm infestation treatments, dry rot treatment and wet rot treatments and a 10 year guarantee for our tanking carried out on properties in South East England. An independent Insured Guarantee (through the G.P.I.) can be provided for an additional one-off nominal fee which covers rising damp, woodworm, wet rot & dry rot works. 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.
Covering the whole of the South East of England including areas within Middlesex, Surrey, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Hertfordshire, Essex, Kent, Oxford, Oxfordshire, East and West Sussex.