Damp and Timber Specialists in Nottingham
We cover a number of across the Midlands region and we are the leading specialists for providing damp proofing in Nottingham. Damp is a real problem affecting properties in the Nottinghamshire area and we have professional surveyors on hand to prevent and treat rising damp, condensation, penetrating damp effectively and efficiently.
We also provide treatments for timber-related issues such as woodworm and dry rot.
Covering the following areas:
Annesley Woodhouse, Arnold, Bildworth, Bilsthorpe, Calverton, Carlton, Eastwood, Farnsfield, Hucknall, Kimberley, Langley Mill, Long Bennington, Nottingham and West Bridgford to name but a few places!
Knowledge of the Nottingham Area
Nottingham is located in the East Midlands region of England and has an approximate population of 806,000. Many people associate this city with the legend of Robin Hood and the historic links to the bicycle industries. Nottingham grew as a city through the bicycle and textiles industries during the 1900’s. These industries have now declined and Nottingham builds its economy through the service based companies.
The months for the highest number of days with precipitation is December and January averaging at 12 days a month. When there is a lot of rainfall occurring one time this has the potential for your property to be affected by penetrating damp. At Timberwise we have a specialist team who are fully qualified in damp proofing and waterproofing to deal with your specific damp problem.
Rising Damp in Nottingham
Having rising damp at your property in Nottingham occurs when your building has no damp protection such as damp proof course (DPC).
Older properties are most vulnerable to rising damp as damp proof courses may become damaged over time. This would mean a new barrier will need to be put in place to protect your property.
The main symptoms for rising damp include:
- Black mould on the walls
- The plaster will peel away and start to bubble
- The damp patch will appear to be horizontally brown and be 1 metre in height
Damp is a concern for many property owners located in the Nottingham area and we have a number of damp proofing experts to treat damp problems and also prevent any structural damages from occurring in the future.
Penetrating Damp in Nottingham
Penetrating damp is a form of damp that is caused by poor maintenance of the property. Examples of poor maintenance can be from blocked guttering, broken drain pipes, weak roofing and much more. Having these problems at your property can allow for rainwater to access the fabric of the building.
To spot signs of penetrating damp you will see the following:
- Black mould on the wall
- Dampness on timber which can form into dry rot
- Musty damp smell
- Water marks on the internal walls
Condensation affecting your Property
Of all of the forms of damp condensation is the most frequent and is a result of poor ventilation in the home. The most revealing signs of condensation is having black spot mould on the walls and if the windows, floors and walls feel cold to touch. If left untreated for a period of time serious damage can be caused by dry rot. This can increase the cost of the treatment but also have an effect on your health. For more information about how damp can affect your home check out Nottingham City Homes website.
How Damp Proofing is Carried Out By Our Specialists in Nottingham
If your property is suffering any of the damp problems described above, then having one of our damp specialists in Nottingham is important to make sure the correct treatment is applied. The damp surveyor will conduct a damp survey and will then provide a report detailing the type of problem, and information on the damp proofing works that need to be carried out. For treating rising damp for example, damp proof course will need to be injected into the wall.
Depending on the property an electro osmosis system will need to be installed if the property was constructed from stone but if the property was constructed from brickwork then pressure injection would need to be added by a technician.
Solutions To Treating Woodworm
Woodworm which is also known as wood-boring beetles can cause serious issues to your property in Nottingham. This type of beetle attacks wooden beams which can cause structural failures to your timbers. Spotting the early signs of woodworm is essential to the qualified surveyor to identify the type of woodworm beetle and the size of the woodworm infestation. This can the surveyor provide the most effective treatment to eliminate the insect before it spreads throughout the property.
Dry Rot Treatment in Nottingham
For dry rot occur, there needs to a minimum of 20% moisture content to start affecting your property. Dry rot is often mistaken with wet rot however, there are differences. Wet Rot needs high moisture content over 50% to be a problem and often caused by damaged rainwater goods. Our team provide a full diagnosis to identify the type of rot and will advise and the best course of treatment to prevent further damage.
How We Carry Out Nottingham Timber and Damp Surveys
When buying a property in Nottinghamshire area you may be asked by the estate agent to provide a damp and timber report. We provide damp and timber surveys to inspect for any timber and damp issues that may be occurring at the property you are looking to purchase.
If you book a survey from our Timberwise team our surveyors will provide a full inspection for both the interior and exterior areas of the building. If damp and timber problems have been found at the property then this will be explained in the timber and damp report.
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Get in touch with Nottingham’s Damp Specialists
Having timber and damp issues in your property can be a real problem as a property owner. Our damp specialists in Nottingham will ensure the work carried out will be completely stress free. For peace of mind that your problem is rectified, we have a number of accreditations such as Which? Trusted Trader, Basement Waterproofing Association and Check a Trade and many more.
If you would like to get in touch with our team you can simply fill in the form at the top of the page to request a survey online.
Get in touch
Timberwise (UK) Ltd
Suite V59, 1 Hanley Street, Nottingham, NG1 5BL
Tel: 0115 901 7020