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Timber Treatments

Timber preservation is essential for maintaining the strength and durability of wooden structures. Effective solutions include applying wood preservatives, sealants, or coatings to create a protective barrier against moisture and pests. Additionally, proper ventilation and drainage systems can prevent moisture buildup. Regular inspections and maintenance can detect issues early, allowing for timely intervention to save your timber.
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Understanding Timber Decay

Timber decay is a common issue that can affect the structural integrity of your property. It occurs when wood is exposed to excess moisture or pests. In London, where dampness is prevalent, understanding timber decay is crucial. Moisture is the primary culprit, as it provides the ideal conditions for fungi to thrive, leading to dry rot and wet rot. Recognising the signs of decay early, such as discoloured, crumbling wood, can help you address the issue before it escalates. Effective timber treatments and preventive measures can save your property from costly repairs.

Types of Timber Pests

Timber pests are tiny but formidable adversaries for wooden structures. Common culprits include wood-boring insects like beetles and termites. These pests burrow into timber, causing damage that often goes unnoticed until it’s severe. Identifying these pests and their unique characteristics is essential for timely intervention to protect your timber. Recognising the signs of infestation, such as small exit holes, frass (insect waste), and weakened wood, is key to effective management.

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Why Choose Us

London Property Preservation is a local and trusted firm in the areas in and around London. With a strong passion for helping our customers combined with our great attention to detail, you can rest assured that your property is in the right hands.
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Damp Solution Specialists
Our team of staff is highly knowledgeable when it comes to finding and removing dampness from your home. With many years of experience in providing damp solutions and proofing services, our team is the go-to company for any damp problems.
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A Family-Run Business
London Property Preservation is a close-knit, family-run business of which we are openly proud. With open communication between the team, our services are seamless, efficient, and reliable.
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Solutions That Are For The Future
At London Property Preservation, we understand that dampness can be a reoccurring issue if the root issue is not amended effectively. Our mission is to protect our customers’ homes from dampness, in the present as well as the future.

What Our Customers Say

CT1980
CT1980
2024-03-21
James was very professional, kind and courteous! His expertise helped put our minds at rest regarding our enquiry. Should we require anything further in the future we will not hesitate to contact James and Co.
Cliff Tate
Cliff Tate
2024-03-17
James arrived on time, was very thorough in his investigating and informative. We would definitely use again if need be.
PA Jones
PA Jones
2023-12-12
We have used London Property Preservation Ltd on a couple of occasions recently and have had a very positive experience. Everyone is so helpful and polite, appointments kept and any concerns always answered immediately. The work that was carried out was done to a very good standard and the properties have been left clean and tidy at the end of the job.
patricia wolf
patricia wolf
2023-11-20
Terribly disingenuous, do not use! We asked London property preservation to sort a bit of damp in our lower ground in 2020. I did not want much upheaval as I had tenants in the house. They promised us all would be sorted with little disturbance and they would guarantee the work. I got a quote, accepted it (not cheap, but o they offered a guarantee). Once they arrive on site they told me there were additional works. They showed a video, again, we agreed and paid, no questions asked. Water started coming in again... it took ages for them to answer emails (the server was apparently down), I then had to pay for them to look at the damage and now they are coming up with every excuse in the book to wiggle out of repairs. It clearly is the area they repaired, the same problem as before. I paid, I kept all reports and videos. These are not honest trades men. Don't use them.
Brijesh Patel
Brijesh Patel
2023-11-09
Excellent customer service from Denise from the start to the end. Work was done to a high standard & also would like to mention surveyor James who pinned pointed the cause of damp. Thank you all.
Dilith Nanayakkara
Dilith Nanayakkara
2023-09-22
LPP, specifically Jim, provided exceptional service, promptly resolving my damp issue. Highly recommended for their professionalism and expertise.
Richard Chapman
Richard Chapman
2023-08-12
Must say thanks to Jim and his team for doing a fantastic job on my dry rot issue. They were always on time and very courteous. The work was of a very professional quality. Will definitely hire them again.
Jack Robins
Jack Robins
2023-08-09
I noticed a damp patch on my wall and contacted a few local damp companies to come and carry out a quote. I chose to go with London Property Preservations recommendations due to their fair price and above average customer service, they answered any and all questions and concerns I had. The works were done within schedule & the operatives were clean, tidy and polite. I'll definitely use them and recommend them to others.

Our Process

The team at London Property Preservation understands that finding dampness in your home can be a worrying and distressing time. This is why we put great importance on providing a service that is efficient, simple, yet still accurate and reliable.
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Get In Touch
The first step for anyone worried about dampness in their home is to get in touch with a friendly member of the team. From there, they can help you arrange a free damp survey, based on your date and time requirements.
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A Specialist Will Survey & Investigate Your Home For Damp
Once the damp survey has been scheduled, one of our damp specialists will be around on the specified date to begin the investigation process. This will be as hassle-free as possible, to ensure there are minimal disruptions in your home.
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A Plan For Damp Removal & Damp Proofing Will Be Put Together
After our specialist knows exactly what work needs doing and what the cause of the dampness is, they can then put together a plan. This will go through what method of damp proofing needs to be taken, as well as extra recommendations to avoid any future issues.

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Damp and Timber

Dampness and timber are closely linked issues in London properties. Moisture from sources like rain or leaks can seep into timber, creating a perfect environment for decay and fungal growth. Understanding how dampness affects timber and addressing the root causes is vital to prevent structural damage and costly repairs.

Dry Rot and Wet Rot

Dry rot and wet rot are two distinct forms of timber decay, each with its characteristics. Dry rot thrives in dark, damp conditions and can spread rapidly through timber, causing it to become brittle. Wet rot, on the other hand, occurs in excessively wet conditions and often appears as dark, cracked timber. Identifying which type of rot is affecting your timber is essential for choosing the right treatment methods and preventing further deterioration. Early detection and targeted treatments can save your timber from extensive damage.

Types of Damp Proofing

Basements are more prone to receiving dampness than other areas in a home, and therefore, basement waterproofing is a popular process for the team here. Rejuvenate your basement into a usable or living space by damp proofing.
Plastering
Our plastering and replastering services allow your walls to be revived from dampness. There are many possible causes for dampness occurring on your walls, which is why we put such a strong focus on providing leading-quality plastering services.
We specialise in providing solutions and treatments for any wood or timber surfaces that are struggling with dampness. Utilising the latest techniques and equipment, you can rest assured that London Property Preservation will take care of your dry rot treatment requirements.
Rising damp, although rare is very important to treat sooner rather than later. This type of dampness can cause structural damage in the long run and should be looked at by professionals as soon as possible.
Basements are more prone to receiving dampness than other areas in a home, and therefore, basement waterproofing is a popular process for the team here. Rejuvenate your basement into a usable or living space by damp proofing.
Condensation is one of the biggest causes of dampness in UK homes, which is why condensation control solutions are crucial if your home is struggling with the correct levels of ventilation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Timber decay is primarily caused by prolonged exposure to moisture, which can result from factors such as leaks, poor ventilation, or high humidity levels. Understanding the root causes is crucial for effective timber preservation.
Signs of timber decay include visible fungal growth, wood that appears discoloured, soft or crumbly timber, and the presence of small holes or tunnels created by wood-boring insects. Recognising these signs early can help prevent further damage.
Timber treatment solutions include applying wood preservatives, sealants, or coatings to create a protective barrier. Proper ventilation, drainage, and regular maintenance are also essential. Effective pest management involves identifying and addressing wood-boring insect infestations promptly.
Yes, untreated timber decay can weaken the structural components of your property. Over time, it can compromise the strength and stability of wooden structures, making early intervention crucial to prevent costly repairs.
Dry rot and wet rot are two distinct forms of timber decay. Dry rot thrives in damp, dark conditions and can spread rapidly, while wet rot occurs in excessively wet conditions and often appears as dark, cracked timber. Understanding the type of decay affecting your timber is essential for effective treatment.
The approach depends on the extent of the damage. In some cases, damaged timber can be repaired through treatments and reinforcements. However, severely compromised timber may need to be replaced to ensure structural integrity.

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London Property Preservation is one of the leading property maintenance companies in South London and the surrounding areas.

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At London Damp Solutions, we invite you to connect with us for all your damp-proofing needs. Our team of experts is ready to provide tailored solutions, ensuring your property remains safe and dry. Whether it's damp surveys, dry rot treatments, or plastering, we are just a call or message away. Don't let dampness compromise your property's integrity. Reach out today for professional assistance.

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