PRE-PURCHASE
Damp and Timber Survey Report

  • Mortgage Approved Report
  • Damp and Timber Investigation
  • Damp Diagnosis
  • Woodworm Diagnosis
  • Timber Decay Diagnosis
  • Damp Proofing and Timber
  • Treatment Quotation
  • Specialist Damp and Timber
  • Report

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HOMEOWNER/RENTAL
Damp and Timber Survey Report

  • Damp & Timber Defect Analysis.
  • Equity release/Re-mortgage.
  • Damp Diagnosis
  • Woodworm Diagnosis
  • Timber Decay Diagnosis
  • Damp Proofing and Timber
  • Treatment Quotation
  • Specialist Damp and Timber
  • Report

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HERITAGE
Damp and Timber Survey Report

  • Sympathetic Approach to
  • Listed and Historic buildings
  • Damp Diagnosis
  • Woodworm Diagnosis
  • Timber Decay Diagnosis
  • Damp Proofing and Timber
  • Treatment Quotation
  • Specialist Damp and Timber
  • Report

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COMMERCIAL
Damp and Timber Survey Report

  • Shops, Warehouses, Schools
  • Hospitals, Restaurants etc.
  • Damp Diagnosis
  • Woodworm Diagnosis
  • Timber Decay Diagnosis
  • Damp Proofing and Timber
  • Treatment Quotation
  • Specialist Damp and Timber
  • Report

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Damp & Timber Survey Options

Throughout The UK, England & Wales

Manchester, Liverpool, Chester, North Wales,

Shrewsbury, Birmingham, London & Bolton

Damp Proofing, Rising Damp, Woodworm, Dry Rot & Condensation Surveys

PCA damp and timber survey

Here at Damp Pro we carry out specialist damp and timber surveys throughout the UK providing you with full comprehensive Damp and/or Timber Reports and Quotations for necessary works. Backed up by written long term damp and timber treatment guarantees for work carried out by our specially trained damp proofing and timber treatment operatives.

Where do we carry out damp and timber surveys?

We carry out specialist damp and timber surveys throughout the North West of England, Wales & The Midlands. We regulary carry out damp and timber surveys in Manchester, Liverpool, Chester, Birmingham, North Wales, Cheshire, Shropshire, Lancashire, Merseyside, Greater Manchester, Birmingham, Shrewsbury, Wolverhampton, Telford, Bolton, Blackpool, Lancaster, Stoke-on-Trent, Isle of Anglesey, Gwynedd, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Wrexham, Deeside, Queensferry, Ellesmere Port, The Wirral and anywhere else in between.

Pre-Purchase Damp and Timber Survey Report

This survey is usually requested by banks and building societies. A typical description within a valuation/homebuyers report would be ‘Seek specialist advice from a Property Care Association damp and timber contractor member to investigate the presence of dampness to ground floor walls and timbers in contact with the walls’ or ‘Investigate the presence of internal dampness and inspect the timbers for the presence of beetle infestation and timber decay’.

This report can be very informative if you are buying an older property and you suspect damp and/timber problems. You may decide to have a damp and timber survey carried out first, before a homebuyers/structural report to determine whether there are any damp and/or timber problems and to highlight the extent of any such damp and timber issues. This is a very good way to determine whether or not a property is right for you and a much more cost effective way than paying for a full structural survey and/or a homebuyers report.

All our damp and timber surveys are carried out by fully qualified Certified Surveyors in Remedial Treatments (CSRT) to determine the extent of damp and timber defects within the building.

Subject to your instructions, a CSRT surveyor will carry out a non-destructive damp and timber survey to investigate the presence of rising damp, condensation, penetrating dampness and lateral dampness within the property. The damp and timber surveyor will also investigate the presence of Woodworm, Dry Rot and Wet Rot within the property to all readily accessible structural timbers. If a property is fully furnished and carpeted we recommend you seek permission from the vendor in writing for floor coverings etc. to be lifted, prior to our damp and timber survey appointment. Our surveyors are not obliged to move furniture, floor coverings and/or stored items during a damp and timber survey. Loose carpets may be lifted to inspect limited areas but this is at our surveyor’s discretion.

If you have special requirements such as sub-floor inspections, whole house inspections, salt analysis or timber sampling please inform us upon booking. If no special requirements are needed, a damp and timber survey will be limited to investigate the presence of rising damp to the ground floor internal and external walls where accessible for inspection and will also include the investigation as to the presence of timber decay and wood boring beetle attack to the surfaces of the structural timbers of the property.

Once the damp and timber survey has been carried out, you should expect to receive the damp and timber report via email up to five working days from the day of the damp and timber survey. This is the longest you would have to wait for your report and in most instances we have been able to provide our clients with their reports after 48hours.

If you are in a situation such as a repossession purchase, we understand that time is a key factor therefore we ask that you inform us of this and we will endeavour to have your report with you as soon as possible. If you have been instructed to have a specialist damp and timber survey carried out when buying a property it usually means you have already committed yourself financially, whether its survey fees and/or solicitors fees, there is a lot at stake financially regarding the findings of the damp and timber survey.

A misdiagnosis can result in mortgage retentions and in some cases refusal of lending. So it is very important to use a PCA Member Damp and Timber Specialist and a Qualified CSRT surveyor to carry out the damp and timber survey.

Our damp and timber surveyor’s main objective is to pass your property with a clean bill of health, however in some cases there are problems. To what extent though? That is the big question!

Simple checks can avoid expensive damp proofing and timber treatments being carried out, such as locating a physical damp proof course, identifying whether the damp proof course is being bridged and identifying the source of moisture and so on and so forth.

Chemical damp proof course installations or fungicide/insecticide treatment are expensive and sometimes not even necessary! There are times when internal or external bridging gives the façade of rising damp, which in most cases means that no treatment is required apart from de-bridging, some replastering perhaps and allowing the wall to dry out naturally.

Whether it is a misdiagnosis of rising damp or a case of active rising damp, rest assured the diagnosis will be the correct one from a qualified surveyor.

Another common error within the damp proofing and timber decay industry is the misdiagnosis of wood boring insect attack e.g. woodworm infestation. This could cause you a financial problem where retentions are put in place by lenders.  Again it is important to have the correct diagnosis by a CSRT surveyor to avoid the unnecessary expense and hassle of treating a possible historic infestation. There are many species of wood boring insects that come under the universal umbrella term of ‘woodworm’ that require completely different treatments, if any treatment at all.

Therefore, there are two questions that need to be asked and crucial to have the correct answer…

> Is the infestation Active or Historic?

> Does the beetle require treatment?

80% of the time the infestation will be historic or requires no treatment at all. Here at Damp Pro we provide honest, correct identifications of damp, woodworm and dry rot and recommend correct remedial treatments to resolve and rectify any damp, woodworm and/or dry rot problems. Please rest assured that treatments will only be recommended if found to be necessary. Our surveyors do not work on commission and have no interest in financial gain.

If any Damp Proofing, Woodworm and/or Dry Rot treatments are found to be necessary and you wish for Damp Pro to carry out the treatments, we use only qualified in house technicians to carry out the treatments (not unqualified sub-contractors) and work is backed up by a Damp Pro twenty year guarantee. As a PCA member we can also offer our clients (at their discretion) a 10 Year insurance backed guarantee through the Guarantee Protection Insurance scheme (GPI) if any preservative treatments are used.

How A Damp Survey Is Carried Out...

How A Timber Survey Is Carried Out...

Home Owner/Rental Damp and Timber Survey Report

This option is available for domestic property owners that may live in a property or are letting a property out. You may have suspected damp to a wall(s), mould growth forming, suspected Dry Rot and/or Woodworm infestation that you want correctly diagnosed by a trustworthy qualified company before any damp proofing and/or timber treatments are carried out.

Please understand that this damp and timber survey is chargeable as a Certified Remedial Surveyor is providing a diagnosis survey for either Damp, Woodworm and/or Dry Rot. From our clients feedback paying for a damp and/or timber survey and getting the correct diagnosis has proven to save our existing clients ££££’s on unnecessary damp proofing and Woodworm/Dry Rot timber treatments. This had been compared by our existing clients when they had instructed a damp proofing and timber treatment company to undertake a free damp and timber survey which turned out to recommend unnecessary damp proofing or timber treatments.

Unfortunately there are damp proofing and timber treatment companies out there recommending unnecessary damp and timber treatments, carrying out free damp and timber surveys that are making a bad name for our industry and not even solving the underlying problem. Here at Damp Pro we provide honest, correct identifications of damp, woodworm and dry rot and recommend correct remedial treatments to resolve and rectify any damp, woodworm and/or dry rot problems. Please rest assured that treatments will only be recommended if found to be necessary. Our surveyors do not work on commission and have no interest in financial gain.

If any Damp Proofing, Woodworm and/or Dry Rot treatments are found to be necessary and you wish for Damp Pro to carry out the treatments, we use only qualified in house technicians to carry out the treatments (not unqualified sub-contractors) and work is backed up by a Damp Pro twenty year guarantee. As a PCA member we can also offer our clients (at their discretion) a 10 Year insurance backed guarantee through the Guarantee Protection Insurance scheme (GPI) if any preservative treatments are used.

 

Heritage Damp and Timber Survey Report

In the UK, throughout England and Wales there are many Historical buildings that need preserving and protecting for future generations. There are three categories of listed buildings which are as below

Taking the right traditional approach to a listed building is very important to preserve the building and cause little or no damage.  A heritage damp and timber survey will assess the building ranging from a 16th century timber framed cottage up to a 10th century  medieval castle.

For more information on our Heritage Damp and Timber Survey Report please contact your local office and ask to speak to one of our certified surveyors and quote the “Heritage Survey option”. One of our surveyors will take a one to one approach with you to find out your damp and timber needs and provide you with individual advice that meets your needs for your peace of mind and for your piece of man made history. (Please note a surveyor may not be available straight away as he is likely to be carrying out damp and timber surveys. However leave your name and number with our office personnel and our specialist surveyor will endeavor to contact you at his earliest convenience).

Damp Pro are actively working to conserve our country’s historic buildings, treating every listed building as an individual just as English Heritage and Cadw would do.

Commercial Damp and Timber Survey Report

This damp and timber option is available for many types of commercial buildings owners or leaseholders of shops, restaurants, warehouses, train stations, schools, hospitals, breweries, factories and redevelopments to name just a few.

If you are looking to purchase or sell, own or lease a commercial property and are looking for a damp and timber survey assessment or you suspect you may have a damp, woodworm and/or Dry Rot problem within the building and are looking for qualified advice, this is the option for you.

A CSRT surveyor would carry out a damp and/or timber survey subject to your instructions to readily accessible areas and identify and report on any damp and timber defects within the building.

Once the damp and timber survey has been carried out, a damp and timber report will be issued to you via email detailing observations and making any necessary recommendations.

Within our damp and timber report we can provide you with a quotation for any necessary damp proofing and/or timber treatment should you wish. Please request this upon booking if you would like to be provided with a damp proofing and/or timber treatment quotation. For more information and a quotation for the survey please contact your local office and quote “commercial damp and timber survey” or simply fill in a survey enquiry form and we shall contact you.

Specialist Damp and timber surveys throughout the UK - England and Wales in areas and cities such as Manchester, Liverpool, Chester, North Wales, Birmingham, Wolverhampton, London, Bolton, Peak District, Lancashire, Yorkshire, Bristol, Stoke on trent, Conwy, Colwyn Bay, Llandudno, Angelsey, Bangor and Rhyl.

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