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Damp Proofing, Woodworm, and Timber Specialists in London

If you need a reliable company to help you with damp proofing or any other property care problem, then you can depend on Timberwise.

We have over fifty years of experience in delivering lasting solutions to customers across London, ranging from damp proofing, to woodworm treatment, timber care, basement waterproofing, and much more.

Our locally based team of PCA-qualified experts are all ready to help you restore your property to top condition, and we are proud of the reputation we have both within the industry and with our customers for delivering fast, effective, and professional solutions.

Timberwise London are proud to be a Timberwise Centre of Excellence – Our guarantee that you will receive the highest levels of customer service.

Damp Proofing, Woodworm, and Timber Specialists in London

 

If you need a reliable company to help you with damp proofing or any other property care problem, then you can depend on Timberwise.

We have over fifty years of experience in delivering lasting solutions to customers across London, ranging from damp proofing, to woodworm treatment, timber care, basement waterproofing, and much more.

Our locally based team of PCA-qualified experts are all ready to help you restore your property to top condition, and we are proud of the reputation we have both within the industry and with our customers for delivering fast, effective, and professional solutions.

Timberwise London are proud to be a Timberwise Centre of Excellence – Our guarantee that you will receive the highest levels of customer service.

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Damp Issues In The London Area

London is a large, busy and well-populated area. It is the capital city, and home to many older buildings and properties which can be subject to damp problems such as wet rot, dry rot and woodworm.

Houses in West London for example are sometimes built on flood planes, which would require the property to have an effective damp-proof course fitted in the least. Older properties, such as Victorian and older buildings that are popular across the city, were built to different standards than what is required today.

This means that in many cases these properties have not been damp-proofed at all, which can obviously lead to some serious damp problems and if ignored, even structural damage.

Thanks to the higher level of rainfall in London, combined with the high level of humidity plenty of properties experience in the area, London-based properties are at a very high risk of developing damp and condensation problems.

Female surveyor stood outside a property making observations holding a tablet
Female surveyor stood outside a property making observations holding a tablet

Damp Issues In The London Area

London is a large, busy and well-populated area. It is the capital city, and home to many older buildings and properties which can be subject to damp problems such as wet rot, dry rot and woodworm.

Houses in West London for example are sometimes built on flood planes, which would require the property to have an effective damp-proof course fitted in the least. Older properties, such as Victorian and older buildings that are popular across the city, were built to different standards than what is required today.

This means that in many cases these properties have not been damp-proofed at all, which can obviously lead to some serious damp problems and if ignored, even structural damage.

Thanks to the higher level of rainfall in London, combined with the high level of humidity plenty of properties experience in the area, London-based properties are at a very high risk of developing damp and condensation problems.

We carry out treatments for damp, woodworm and dry rot in areas across London including North, South, East and West. This includes Balham, Barnes, Battersea, Bayswater, South London, Kingston upon Thames, London City, Highgate, East Finchley, Finchley, Hendon, Mill Hill, Edgware, Stanmore, Kingsbury, Nottinghill and Paddington to name but a few places!

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How Do We Treat Rising Damp?

Rising damp can affect any type of building but it tends to be most prominent in older properties. The process of rising damp occurs when the bricks at the base of the wall draw the moisture from the ground. This moisture then moves up the walls via capillary action.

A damp-proof course is used to stop this process from happening but, if it has not been installed correctly or has become damaged over time, this can lead to moisture breaching the damp proof course and for rising damp to then occur.

To rectify your rising damp problem our specialist will carry out a full in-depth survey and then outline in a detailed report whether the existing damp-proof course can be fixed or whether a new damp proofing system will need to be installed.

How Do We Treat Penetrating Damp?

Penetrating damp is a form of dampness caused by water finding its way through to the inside of the property from outside as a result of damage and property defects such as:

  • Defective guttering and pipes
  • Windows have not been sealed properly
  • Faulty pointing
  • Bricks no longer having the ability to stop moisture from penetrating them

If you believe that penetrating damp is causing damage to your property, our specialist will carry out a full inspection of the property and identify what defect, or defects, are the cause of the penetrating damp problem.

Depending on the cause of the problem you may require the services of a third party, for example, if new guttering is required. If it is found that the brickwork needs protection from damp, then the surveyor will suggest that waterproofing of your brickwork and masonry should be carried out.

This though should only be done once the structural integrity of the brickwork has been sorted and any cracks, faults or damaged mortar have been rectified.

Condensation Control Solutions

Condensation is the most common form of dampness in Glasgow and the most frequent root cause is poor ventilation within the property. It is though important to note that penetrating damp or rising damp can also lead to condensation issues if left unchecked.

If your property is suffering from dampness, then this increases the amount of moisture in the air within the property which results in condensation becoming a secondary problem.

When the cause of condensation is not identified and rectified early enough then black mould growth will start to occur which can cause health problems to people, especially those that are the most vulnerable such as the young and the elderly.

To prevent condensation, a survey carried out by one of our specialists will identify how severe the condensation problem is and what action should be taken to get rid of the problem.

Our specialist will also provide advice and guidance on preventing it from occurring again in the future.

Woodworm Treatment

If you suspect that there is woodworm in your property, we recommend booking a survey with one of our Glasgow-based experts. A Timberwise surveyor will always make sure that the survey process is carried out properly, and that the beetles are correctly identified.

The beetles must be identified correctly because there are several different types of woodworm beetle; the most common being the Common Furniture Beetle, which attacks softwood.

The Death Watch Beetle is the 2nd most common type of woodworm beetle. The Death Watch beet;e affects hardwood, and is largely found in older stuctures, like old church buildings.

Our surveyors will check for exit holes, frass (the waste product of wood), and the type of timber that has been affected. Once these checks have been completed, our surveyor will provide you with a report outlining what the most effective woodworm treatment to be used will be to get rid of the particular woodworm from your property.

Dry Rot Treatment

Dry rot is a common problem in Glasgow and can cause serious damage to your property if not dealt with earlier enough. Dry rot can affect any type of property from small terraced housing through to large commercial buildings.

Dry rot causes damage to timber when the moisture content within the wood is over 20%. To treat dry rot, you should first have a qualified surveyor carry out an inspection at the property to identify where the damp problem has come from, only when the source of the dampness has been rectified can the dry rot problem be tackled effectively.

Once the surveyor has correctly identified the source of the damp problem and the type of damp, the surveyor will then instruct that the dampness will need to be treated first before any dry rot treatments can be carried out.

Once the damp problem has been treated, then the dry rot treatment process can start. This involves a number of steps which include: removing any affected timber from the property, applying dry rot treatment to the timber and finally, the replacement of the timbers.

If you would like further information or a detailed explanation of how dry rot treatments are carried out or would like to book a survey with your local specialist, then contact our team online.

How Our London-Based Damp Property Care Experts Carry Out Surveys

If you suspect there may be damp and timber problems occurring within your property, then having a damp survey with one of our London specialists at Timberwise is the first step to diagnosing the issue.

Our surveyors are fully qualified by the PCA, meaning that they have extensive knowledge in property care issues and are able to recommend what the best treatments are to resolve your timber and damp problem.

Male Timberwise surveyor kneeling in a loft checking the condition of the roof timbers with a screwdriver

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Why Choose the Timberwise Team in London?

London is a city whose properties commonly develop damp problems, along with all kinds of timber care, woodworm, and other property care-based issues.

When a property care problem arises you need a trustworthy and reputable company or contractor who can rectify your damp and timber problem with the minimum amount of fuss.

We have industry accreditations with organisations such as the PCA, Which? Trusted Traders, Checkatrade and Constructionline. This gives you the peace of mind that we can deliver high quality property care services for both residential and commercial customers.

We have over 50 years of experience and over 450 reviews from customers across a number of review sites. You can trust our team – From the initial call to book a survey through to the completion of the actual work.

We pride ourselves on our customers having the best possible experience and the job being completed to the highest standard possible.

We carry out treatments for damp, woodworm and dry rot in areas across London including North, South, East and West. This includes: 

  • Balham
  • Barnes
  • Battersea Bayswater
  • South London
  • Kingston upon Thames
  • London City
  • Highgate
  • East Finchley
  • Finchley
  • Hendon
  • Mill Hill
  • Lewisham
  • Edgware
  • Stanmore
  • Kingsbury
  • Nottinghill
  • Paddington 

If your area is not listed above don’t worry, you can still contact our team and we will let you know if cover your area. Timberwise is a nationwide company so we are sure to be able to help.

Get in Touch With Our Damp Specialists in London

If your property in London is suffering from damp problems and you need an expert to provide fast and efficient damp proofing solutions to alleviate the problem then Timberwise is here to help.

To book a damp and timber survey online simply call 0208 226 4168. You can alternatively you can request a survey online via filling in the form above.

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

Get in touch

 

Timberwise (UK) Ltd – London

Studio 23,

Hill House,

210 Upper Richmond Road,

London,

SW15 6NP

Tel: 0208 226 4168
Email: london@timberwise.co.uk