Bristol Damp Specialists

At Timberwise, our damp proofing Bristol specialists are a highly qualified to identify the cause of damp issues and device a solution to either prevent or remove damp from the affected area.
 
Our team in Bristol, are experienced professionals who are able to provide expert advice and treatments for all of our property preservation services. As the leading damp proofing, basement waterproofing, woodworm specialists in Bristol we pride ourselves on providing a high-quality customer service.
 
We are a qualified and reputable damp proofing company and have accreditations with recognisable organizations in the property care industry such as Which? Trusted Trader, Property Care Association, Check a Trade and the Basement Waterproofing Association.

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Areas of Bristol We Cover

Our Bristol team at Timberwise provide services for both residential and commercial property owners. Timberwise are one of the leading property care companies in Bristol covering Northavon, Bristol, Kingswood, Woodspring, Wansdyke, Bath and Weston-super-mare to name but a few places!

Types of Damp Problems Affecting Properties in Bristol

Rising damp

Rising damp is the less common forms of damp that can be found at properties. Rising damp is most prominent in older buildings where the damp course has become damaged or there is already one in place.

If your building is suffering from rising damp the most noticeable signs are:

  • Tide Mark of 1.5mm on the walls
  • Walls will feel damp when touched
  • Musty damp smell

If your property has no damp treatment in place or the damp proofing has been installed incorrectly then get in touch with one of our specialists to carry out a survey at the property.

Bristol surveyor inspecting exterior wall for damp

Penetrating Damp

Penetrating damp is a damp issue that is caused by poor maintenance of the property. When there periods of heavy rainfall and you have damaged or blocked rainwater goods the moisture will fail to evaporate, and therefore, penetrates through the walls of the building.

Penetrating damp can become a serious issue if the moisture starts to affect the timbers as this can cause wet rot or dry rot which cause structural damage. If you see the following signs then there is a possibility you have penetrating damp:

  • Water damage to the inner walls
  • Damp musty smell
  • Damaged timber from damp moisture conditions

How Bristol Damp Proofing Treatment Is Carried Out

Our Bristol damp proof specialists are experts in providing damp proofing at the properties across the South West area. There 3 main forms of damp that can cause damage to your property and these are rising damp, penetrating damp and condensation.

Damp proofing treatments will prevent water from being absorbed through the walls and entering through the interior spaces of the property. If the water is allowed to pass through the fabric of the walls this can potentially lead to structural damage. A damp proof course is the most common form of treatment that is used to stop dampness affecting your properties. However, the type of damp protection does depend on where the moisture ingress has originated from.

Having a Damp and Timber Survey in Bristol

If you are looking to purchase a property in the Bristol area then you might be asked to require a damp and timber report. At Timberwise, we are here to help to resolve this issue for you.

It is important to contact a fully qualified surveyor as we have visited many properties in the past where there has been a misdiagnosis of the damp problems found at the property. Find out the cause of the issue is essential for efficient a damp proofing survey and treatment to be carried out.

Man inspecting a drainpipe outside a house

At Timberwise, our Bristol damp surveyors are fully qualified professionals and are certified in both remedial treatment and waterproofing which means they carry out a comprehensive survey when visiting your property.

If you book a damp and timber survey with Timberwise, one of our surveyors will provide a full inspection at the property for any property care issues that could be occurring. The surveyor will inspect both the interior and exterior areas of the property for any signs of dry rot, woodworm and damp which could be from black spot mould to rotten timbers.

Woodworm Treatment in Bristol

Woodworm infestation causes problems across properties in Bristol and can be rectified by our damp and timber team. Our Bristol surveyors can perform in-depth woodworm survey to outline the type of woodworm beetle and the level of infestation you are experiencing in your home.

Our Bristol team will assist you throughout the process and provide a quick, informative solution.

Bristol Dry Rot Specialists

Dry rot is a type of wood rotting fungus which digests the wood that gives a building structural stability. Our Bristol based dry rot specialists are experts in identifying wood rot within your home and then providing professional treatment to treat, eradicated the wood rot from the property.

Bristol surveyor inspecting floorboards for dry rot

Previous Work Carried Out the Bristol Team

An example of work carried out by our experts in Bristol was that Timberwise were contacted by concerned homeowners to inspect a property that was believed to have dry rot. To confirm the suspicions our experts inspected the property both internally and externally.

It transpired that moisture had entered the fabric of the building, providing the perfect breeding grounds for fungal decay to attack the timbers that were built into the adjacent damp walls.

Internally our team discovered that the dry rot had caused structural damage affecting the floor timbers, floorboards and skirting. The work to bring the property back to its former glory included to stripping out and replacing all the affected timbers and applying fungicidal paste and fluids to treat the remaining timbers such bearing ends.

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Contact Our Damp and Timber Specialists in Bristol

If timber and damp problems are causing issues at your property then getting in touch with a specialist is the best course of action to ensuring the issue does not occur again.

You can book timber and damp survey or ask for free advice by contacting Timberwise on 0117 322 6512 or via our online form.

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Get in touch

Timberwise (UK) Ltd – Bristol
Suite 38, 179 Whiteladies Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 2AG

Tel: 0117 322 6512
Email: bristol@timberwise.co.uk