Property Care Services in Essex

Timberwise has been the leading experts in damp proofing in Essex for over 50 years. Over that time we have had many homeowners come to us with their damp problems and leave as satisfied customers with a damp free property. Our specialist team covers all damp related issues such as condensation, rising damp and penetrating damp. Our team also covers timber decay and infestation related issues such as woodworm and dry rot.

We are proud of the relationships we have made with our customers across the North East London area as well as taking pride in ensuring that our services are carried out to the highest of standards. We carry our property care services in Essex as well as other areas including: Chelmsford, Witham, Braintree and Billericay.

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The Local Area of Essex

Essex is a county located in the South East of England has a population of 1.8 million people with Chelmsford the only town in the area. There are more than 14,000 buildings in the county and approximately 1000 of these buildings are listed as Grade 1 or 2 for importance. Examples of this type of architecture are the Grade 1 listed Hedingham Castle, Colchester Castle, and Thaxted Guildhall.

These type of buildings can be vulnerable to damage from timber-related issues such as dry rot and woodworm. This is due to the fact that Grade listed buildings were built more than 100 years ago meaning these buildings have become damaged over time. This has would mean the potential for dampness to affect the most vulnerable areas of the property.

Essex Surveyor inspecting wall for dampnessHow Our Essex Team Carry Out Damp Proofing Services

Damp can be a serious issue for your property if not treated correctly and efficiently. Dampness can affect a number of properties and can occur as a result of a number of reasons including the failure of a damp proof course or lack of maintenance of the property.

The most important part in the damp proofing process is correctly identifying the damp issue so that the correct remediation techniques can be applied so that moisture can be prevented from causing more damage in the future. Further damage can occur if the damp were to pass through the fabric of the walls or floors which can lead to structural damage or timber decay within the property.

Our specialist team can provide a full inspection of the property, the surveyors will diagnose the issue that is affecting both the interior and exterior of the property. The surveyor will then diagnose the type of the damp that is affecting your property as well as provide a report detailing which type of treatment may need carrying out along with any associated costs.

Essex surveyor inspecting timber for woodworm

How Woodworm Treatment in Essex

Woodworm is a real problem that is affecting timbers within properties in Essex area. There are a wide range of wood-boring insects that can affect timber. If the woodworm is left untreated it can lead to structural damage to buildings.

Our Essex team are trained timber remediation experts and are on hand to resolve your woodworm issues. With such a wide variety in the types of woodworm found in the UK, it is important to identify the wood boring beetle correctly to ensure that the appropriate treatment is used to leave your property woodworm free.

Dry Rot Treatment in Essex by the Experts

Dry rot is a timber decay issue that is a serious problem if left untreated. Dry rot affects properties with its ability to progress extensively throughout the timbers within a property. If dry rot isn’t effectively treated then it can become a real problem for your property.

Having a dry rot survey carried out by a qualified surveyor will provide you with an in-depth inspection to identify the extent of the dry rot outbreak within the property.

Our Partnership with the Property Care Association

As members of the PCA, we can be trusted to rectify any problems associated with timber and dampness. The PCA is the trade association that represents damp, timber and waterproofing specialists across UK.

To ensure that our surveyors are fully qualified they must undergo thorough training to gain the recognised CSRT (A Certified Surveyor in Remedial Treatment )or CSSW (Certified Surveyor in Structural Waterproofing) qualification. A Certified Surveyor in Remedial Treatment will be efficient and diligent and be able to identify the problem as well as put forward the correct remediation specification.

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Contact the Essex Damp Proofing Specialists

For guaranteed damp solutions for your property in Essex and our property preservation services then don’t hesitate to contact our team on 01245 658 144 or request a survey online.

All calls to this location are answered by the Regional Office that covers this area

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Timberwise UK Ltd – Essex
Suite 349, Dorset House, Duke Street, Chelmsford, CM1 1TB

Tel: 01245 658 144