Property Preservation Services 

Based in Bromsgrove, we offer proven property preservation services for properties located in the UK. Our highly trained team is headed by Paul Houghton who is trained to British Standard Regulations in the field of property preservation, examples of which are damp proofing, timber preservation and CRST (Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments) accreditation. 

We offer the following Property Preservation Services... 


Rising Damp 




Dry Rot 





What is Rising Damp? 

Rising damp is a form of dampness that is present in walls due to a number of reasons, as a result of the water underground or adjacent walls. It is a particular problem in older buildings where the damp proof course (DPC) has become damaged or when the ground level around the house has been raised by the addition of a path or driveway. 
It's important to contact a fully qualified surveyor to inspect, to find the cores of the problem and offer the right solution. 

What are the causes of Rising Damp? 

If your property is not protected by a rising damp proof course (DPC) then rising damp is more than likely going to occur at some point. There could be a number of reasons why rising damp will occur.  
Most common is the moisture being drawn through by capillary action. The moisture will only reach a certain height (approx. 1 meter). Salt deposits may be found higher in the walls. 


Timber treatments 

Where timber cannot be treated, we will remove and replace. Timbers seriously affected with woodworm are generally cut away and renewed. Alternatively, resin repair techniques might be deployed. 

If you think you have woodworm... 

If you think you have a woodworm problem it is advisable to have a woodworm survey carried out by a CSRT qualified surveyor. Arranging a woodworm survey through PPC will allow one of our qualified woodworm specialists to visit your property and identify the species of the woodworm involved and advise on the best course of action for your property. 


What is Dry Rot? 


How to deal with Dry Rot... 



If you already have a cellar/basement under your property, this could be a great way to create more space.  
Why not have a hobby room, an extra bedroom or an office? 

Free Surveys 

PPC will provide a free on-site survey. We will offer a professional service explaining why the defects have happened and recommend possible solutions. There is no obligation. This is a free friendly service.  
If you require our recommendations via a verbal quote we can email you our findings and costs. If you require a full report then there will be a charge of £60.00. However, this will be taken off the total amount of any further work PPC complete. A full report will consist of: 
Full findings of the survey 
Full external specification if required 
Full internal specification if required 
Full recommendations 
CAD drawing clearly showing location of works 
Terms and Conditions 
Full Individual Costing 
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