Older properties may not have been built with a damp proof course or, as is sometimes the case, the existing damp proof course may have broken down over time, or have become "bridged". Increased external ground levels, or blocked cavities may contribute to the rise of dampness within wall structure. As well as treating your Timber and Damp problems, we are able to provide every other service you need - such as Plastering and Rendering. Basement flats which are either fully, or partly, below ground level, very often suffer from Damp.
We are an established local business providing solutions to any Timber Treatment and Damp Proofing problem. As part of our thorough, professional service, we offer comprehensive Survey Reports, which are completed by a fully-qualified Surveyor. When part of the buying process lenders may ask for a timber and damp report on the property to establish any potential defects which may include rising/penetrative dampness, dry/wet rot or wood beetle timber infestation. Thanet Timber and Damp Ltd are full members of the Property Care Association (PCA) which include the BWPDA.
The term "woodworm" is commonly used to describe a number of wood-boring insect larvae. The parent insects lay their eggs in timber and the larvae which develop bore their way through the timber. Depending on the type and severity of the damage caused, we will identify the type of wood-boring larvae infestation and apply one of a number of effective liquid spray treatments. Dry rot and wet rot can affect buildings of all ages and if decay is discovered it should be identified and remedial action taken without delay.
Thanet Timber and Damp Ltd is a family run business with 38 Years experience in the construction industry and remedial works, in trade, supervisory and managerial roles. Comprehensive timber and damp surveys for homebuyers, banks and lenders are carried out by a certificated surveyor in remedial treatments (C.S.R.T). Having your initial survey carried out by a qualified remedial works surveyor (C.S.R.T) will provide you with an accurate assessment of any remedial works required and associated breakdown of cost.