Welcome to Preservation Treatments

Preservation Treatments (Surrey) Ltd was formed in 1972 with the aim of providing a professional yet competitive service. We have worked for English Heritage, National Trust, Local Authorities, Housing Associations, Architects, Surveyors and Building Contractors.

Our service is also particularly suited to the domestic market, where we are able to offer the purchaser, vendor, or householder a service tailored to their needs.

More Detail On Our services

Damp Proofing

Rising Damp is usually recognisable by a wavy watermark or staining on an internal wall surface. This is coupled with brown plaster, decayed skirting or peeling wallpaper. The cause is the absence of an existing damp proof course (DPC), or the failure or bridging of an existing DPC.

Our experienced CSRT (Certified Surveyor in Remedial Treatment) surveyors will be able to determine if the dampness reported is rising damp requiring a chemical DPC and re-plastering, or if it is dampness due to salts left in the plaster by an old case of rising damp which requires specialist re-plastering.

Structural Waterproofing

Waterproofing underground structures is becoming more popular as moving home may not be affordable or convenient. Converting a damp basement can be a surprisingly inexpensive way of increasing the living or storage space of the property.  We can transform your basement from a damp, musty dead space into a beautiful addition to your home or office, adding value to the property.

After an initial inspection our surveyor will provide a report on the method and costs involved in carrying out this waterproofing for you.

Condensation Solutions

Condensation accounts for 70% of reported domestic damp and is undoubtedly a contributing cause of some infestation by wood boring beetle and dry rot outbreaks. It can commonly be attributed to a lack of balance between heating and ventilation, resulting in a rise in relative humidity. As warm air is cooled, such as when the heating is switched off at night, it will deposit the water that it can no longer retain as condensation on a cold surface.

Our surveyor will attend site and provide a report on the condensation issue, identifying the correct solution.

Woodworm Control

The generic term woodworm relates to the larval stage of many species of wood boring insects. The initial attack is made when an adult beetle lays eggs in small cracks on the timber surface. As these eggs hatch the new larvae and resultant adult beetle will continue to tunnel through the wood.  The tunnels and chambers that have been created by the beetles will lead to decay and weakening of the timbers.

Our surveyor will identify the type of infestation that is present and we will apply the appropriate spray treatment to the affected areas. In some cases where timber has been structurally weakened, replacement with pre-treated timber will be necessary.

Dry/Wet Rot

There are several species of fungus, many of which will cause timber decay. They vary in the severity of damage they cause.  Externally exposed timber, timber in contact with wet soil or masonry, or timber subject to a damp atmosphere can all suffer from fungal attack.

The remedial surveyors at PTL will identify the type of fungal infestation and ensure the correct treatment is specified.

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Contact Information

Address:
Preservation Treatments (Surrey) Ltd, Belmont House, Belmont Road, Camberley, Surrey, GU15 2NZ

Phone numbers:
London – 0208 914 8189
Winchester – 01962 706188
Camberley – 01276 66466