Damp Proofing Bournemouth

Damp Proofing Bournemouth

 Damp Proofing Experts and Woodworm Specialist
 Our services for Victorian and Edwardian house repairs for the Bournemouth area

Damp Proofing Bournemouth Services - Woodworm Treatments - Wall tie Replacement - Repointing Houses  Wet and Dry Rot Treatments

Damp proofing Bournemouth are damp  experts who specialise in woodworm treatments for wood boring insect in Bournemouth we are here to help you with good building facts and sound advice into Victorian and Edwardian building practices and there repair.

Damp proofing Bournemouth Victorian & Edwardian damp house specialistThis website is here to share damp proofing information and explain building faults to you and how our damp proofing services can improve your home using our techniques.

We also wish to demonstrate the vast amount of knowledge we have and how this can help you make informed decisions about any future repairs.

Damp proofing Bournemouth has the local experience so we have also added some local history of how Bournemouth, Southbourne, Pokesdown, Boscombe, Charminister and Westbourne became the borough of Bournemouth.

 

We hope this local information about how and where you live and how your period property was built is of interest to you. And by using our local interest show you where the bricks and mortar that built your house came from locally. Damp proofing Bournemouth Brickwork bonding using hand made bricks in Bournemouth

This is why we as Bournemouth damp proofing and woodworm specialists can help remedy any damp proofing or woodworm infestation issues you may have in your period property.

Victorian Semi detached houses in Bournemouth suffer from Damp, wall tie failure, spalling brick work, woodworm in pine timber lofts, floors and joistsAs professionals we follow the British Research Establishments (BRE) good repair guide and follow the British Standard mark for repairing these types of period houses BS 7913.

 

 

Damp Proofing Bournemouth’s Period Properties

We offer damp proofing treatment and solutions in the Bournemouth area. Damp issues need expert advice and we can suggest a range of damp proofing treatments, which can solve any damp problems in your home. Damp in old houses is caused by other property faults these usually lead to secondary problems.

Damp Proofing Bournemouth and treatments for Bournemouth’s Period PropertiesOver a hundred years of changes and different building methods applied to your house a range of different damp problems have arisen literally. These have effected how external weather conditions like wind and rain are kept out of your house then evaporate away during dry weather. Also trapped moisture within the property can appear on the lower part of the internal wall as brown stains, mould or rotten skirting boards. Our damp proofing solutions can remedy any damp problems in your Victorian or Edwardian home so call us today for friendly advice.

Damp proofing Specialist  Company in Bournemouth

Damp proofing Bournemouth and this is the style of Victorian property that suffers from blocked cavities and penetrating damp and require damp proofingWe take pride in our work and our installations service giving a high standard of workmanship. We will remove your damp problems and stop them coming back. This will leave your property feeling warmer and dryer.

We are more than happy to give free damp proofing advice and help to explain those Home buyer surveys or structural engineers' reports.

Our skill at identifying your type of damp proofing problems is why we specialise in Victorian 1837 – 1901 and Edwardian 1901 – 1920 property because these are the types of houses which need the most attention mainly due to incorrect repairs or lack of maintenance.

Because much of Bournemouth’s building stock is Victorian the Damp proofing Bournemouth and these houses have had the driveways raised up since their construction and their concrete plinths can absorb and retain excessive moisture due to contact with the ground, Bournemouth Area - Damp proofingchances are you will need a damp proofing company with the relevant building expertise to remedy any damp proofing situations that might be happening in your home right now. With the correct damp problem identified we can offer you a range of methods to cure your problem so don’t be damp Be Dri.

So please use our Find your fault page to understand what is going on in your home and give us a call to answer any damp proofing treatment questions that you might have today.

Call or email - Damp Proofing Bournemouth  for an experienced building surveyor
  • Installations and inspection on properties all over the Bournemouth Dorset Area
  • Damp proofing 20 Year Guarantee, all work is fully certificated
  • Our Guarantees are insured through Pam ties Ltd
  • Damp surveys by experienced damp proofing surveyors
  • Trained to CITB standard for Damp proof Installers
  • Experts, used by Structural engineers & insurance companies
  • Independently accredited and guaranteed
  • Our work Approved by local authorities and mortgage lenders

Free advice on damp proofing problems from Bournemouth’s leading damp proofing specialist. We are a Pam ties approved damp proofing installers, with a proven installation history of past work. Call your local number for fast and friendly service.

Woodworm Treatment and Wood Boring Insect Infestation Bournemouth

An active woodworm infestation in a roof in BournemouthOur woodworm treatments will help Bournemouth customers get rid of their woodworm in the loft or floorboards. So if you live in the Bournemouth area and need a woodworm treatment from a professional woodworm company call us today.

Woodworm in Bournemouth properties is due to old houses are built from untreated pine and are more likely to hold more humidity than a modern house they can be prone to woodworm infestations. It is not uncommon for these wood boring insect to infest areas like your lofts and floorboards or even the garage. The most common form of woodworm in Bournemouth is the common furniture beetle this beetle can fly into your home and start its life cycle. These wood boring insect only attack softwoods like pine which is a popular building material in many properties.

The most widespread form of woodworm in the Bournemouth area are common furniture beetles these tiny beetle mainly infest soft woods like untreated pine. All early Victorian and Edwardian construction used this type of timber in the main lofts and in the ceiling joists, floor joists and floorboards. Most wood boring insect infestations take place in the loft this is because these adult beetles can fly and enter under the roof tiles.

The woodworm treatments we offer are safe and easy to apply in your home and much of the work being carried out within a day with no effects on your home or work life.

Woodworm Infestation Treatment Surveys Bournemouth

Be Dri woodworm infestation team based in Bournemouth Dorset provides a treatment & eradication service.

We offer some of the best rates without sacrificing the quality of treatment.

  • Local, Bournemouth based company
  • Prices start from as low as £180 (including VAT)
  • Comprehensive treatment solution
  • Need some advice on woodworm?
  • 30 year guarantee
  • Permethrin products have one hour re-entry time
  • Boron products have no re-entry time
  • Both are safe if asthmatic and used correctly

If you suspect woodworm in your home please call Be Dri to speak to a trained technician for free advice and an instant quote on how to quickly deal with your woodworm problem. Be Dri takes pride in serving local people and price fairly and competitively ensuring our customers always pass on our good name and reputation.

Wall tie Replacement and Cavity Wall Tie Failure Bournemouth

These are the types of houses that have galvinised Fishtail wall ties that corrode under the outer cavity brick and can cause the bricks to crackWall tie replacement is needed in some of Bournemouth’s older properties when they start to corrode. When this happens we offer a wall tie replacement survey which can identify failing wall ties in Bournemouth period properties.

Due to much of Bournemouth’s housing being Victorian so are the materials they used, the old fish tail wall tie were a thick galvanised bar and very common during the Victorian building boom of 1880. These wall ties if they have been allowed to corrode due to poor or incorrect pointing on your external brickwork can expand to such a size that they crack the bricks in thin mortar beds.

We can inspect your wall ties by looking at them under the brick were most corrosion takes place and our wall tie survey can quickly access the quality of the ties and whether or not wall tie replacement is required.

Wall Tie Installation Services Bournemouth Dorset

  • Wall-tie replacement and inspection company on properties over Bournemouth Dorset
  • Wall tie surveys by experience cavity wall tie surveyors
  • 20 Year wall tie Guarantee, all wall tie replacement is fully guaranteed.
  • Our Wall tie Guarantees are backed through Pam ties Ltd.
  • Be Dri are trained to CITB standard of Wall Tie Installers
  • Brick wall tie experts, used by Structural engineers & insurance companies
  • Wall tie replacement work Approved by local authorities and mortgage lenders

Wall Tie Replacement Installers, independently accredited and guaranteed

Free wall tie advice from Bournemouth’s leading wall tie replacement specialist; Pam ties approved wall tie installers, with proven wall tie installation expertise.

Homeowners - Estimates by an experienced brick wall tie surveyor call now.

Home-buyers - We offer a full on-site inspection and written report for a fixed fee.

Repointing Houses and Brickwork Pointing Bournemouth

Repointing the many styles and patterns of bricks in BournemouthAs Victorian houses in Bournemouth get older they need repointing this because the mortar erodes and needs replacing this action stops your bricks from eroding or spalling if someone has used cement mortar in the past . We can remove the old mortar and repoint your house with new sand and lime mortar which will make your Bournemouth property like new again.

Replacing old sand and lime can be dirty job with the old material carried into the wind and into your home or over your neighbour’s property.

We use several methods to remove old mortar but our dustless extraction system collects 90% or more of the old material which is safely taken away leaving everyone happy. Example to remember is if 20 bags of sand with lime had to be put back in after extraction then 20 bags of old fine sand and lime had to come out.

Pointing Brick Houses Bournemouth

Our specialist material suppler will provide us with a choice of sand A house wall in the process of being repointed in Bournemouthmixes which will offer you different colour choices to best suit you house and current brickwork.

  • High quality sand and lime mixes
  • Dustless Extraction System
  • Traditional lime putty mortars
  • Coloured mortars
  • Replacement brickwork
  • A high quality finish

All our work is cosmetically pleasing and that our workmanship will last for years to come. And we don't leave a mess when we're finished the work.

Repointing houses in Bournemouth is a skilled job and requires dedicated tradesman to complete the work to a high finish so if you need your home repointed in a traditional way then please call us today to arrange a visit from Be Dri.

Wet and Dry Rot Timber Treatment Bournemouth

Wet and dry rot in Bournemouth can be quite common due to lack of sub floor ventilation. Because many of Bournemouth’s properties have had the ground around them raised they have blocked the air vents this causes moisture to be retained under the floor which creates the right conditions for wet and dry rot.

Damp conditions cause wooden timber such as floor joists to rot this happens when wood is exposed to long periods of continuous water absorption. This excess moisture in a dark unvented area such as beneath the ground floor is the ideal conditions for fungi such a wet and dry rot to multiply.

Rotten timber see how as the wet rot attacks the wood it cracksWet rot will crumble the end of your floor joists and make your floor soft and spongy to walk on, this will lead to having some or in extreme cases all your wooden floor joists and floorboards replaced. Bournemouth’s Victorian homes have had lots of changes to height of the external land around them such as driveways and paths. This has meant that lots of air vents have been covered over or dpc‘s breached by penetrating damp. These changes have combined to increase the occurrences of this type of damp in Bournemouth of wet and dry rot at a sub floor level.

Wet and Dry Rot Timber Treatment Bournemouth

Wet and dry rot in Bournemouth can be quite common due to lack of sub floor ventilation. Because many of Bournemouth’s properties have had the ground around them raised they have blocked the air vents this causes moisture to be retained under the floor which creates the right conditions for wet and dry rot.

Damp conditions cause wooden timber such as floor joists to rot this happens when wood is exposed to long periods of continuous water absorption. This excess moisture in a dark unvented area such as beneath the ground floor is the ideal conditions for fungi such a wet and dry rot to multiply.

Wet rot will crumble the end of your floor joists and make your floor soft and spongy to walk on, this will lead to having some or in extreme cases all your wooden floor joists and floorboards replaced. Bournemouth’s Victorian homes have had lots of changes to height of the external land around them such as driveways and paths. This has meant that lots of air vents have been covered over or dpc‘s breached by penetrating damp. These changes have combined to increase the occurrences of this type of damp in Bournemouth of wet and dry rot at a sub floor level.

  • Wet and dry rot inspections on properties all over Bournemouth Dorset
  • Wet and dry rot surveys by experience rot surveyors
  • Safe Boron water based products
  • 30 Year Guarantees

If you have wet and dry rot in your property please call Be Dri to speak to a trained technician for free advice and an instant quote on how to quickly deal with your wet and dry rot problem. Be Dri takes pride in serving local people and price fairly and competitively ensuring our customers always pass on our good name and reputation.

Damp Proofing Bournemouth Surveys

We offer a survey service for any faults that you might have so please call us to discuss any problems you are experiencing with your period property.

So if you live in these areas of Bournemouth: Boscombe, Holdenhurst, Kinson, Moordown, Pokesdown, Southbourne, Stanpit, Talbot Village, Throop, Wick, Winton, Wallisdown, Ferndown, Westbourne, Springbourne, Charminister, Wallisdown

Please call today to arrange a survey.

Damp Proof Courses Problems in Bournemouth Houses

Damaged Dpc in a house in BournemouthDamp proof courses were not regularly installed in any building construction method until the introduction of the Public Health Act in 1875. Three years later the Building Act of 1878 provided more detail on the types of constructions and the regulation of their construction.

During the building boom of 1880 many properties were constructed with no real planning restrictions and were built by individual building contractor’s tradesman and to different standards which weren’t checked by building control.

The risk of rising damp through the floor should have been entirely removed when suspended wooden floors where introduced which started to be introduced in the late Victorian period.

The problem was some have been laid on sleeper walls without a DPC. And with others the floor joists are built into the wall, either where it’s below DPC or on internal walls where no DPC was ever installed originally. This has caused many common problems to appear from the ground up such as penetrating damp, wet rot, dry rot and an increase of woodworm in damp timbers.

Where Local Materials Came From?

A map of old Bournemouth and where Local Materials Came FromThe earliest brick works in the area was at Foxholes in Newtown around 1755 the first pit was established in the area in 1852 and the Bourne Valley Potteries were established a year later in 1853.There was a great demand for bricks in those days for the building of the massive viaducts at Branksome along with new roads and bridges for the new southern railways.

Bournemouth was also rapidly expanding and many houses and trades people were in high demand hence the growth of such heavy labour industries in the area. Clay pits, brickyards and quarries were springing up everyone, in an area so rich in sand, lime, gravel and stone.

Local clay and gravel pits were used to provide the raw materials to build the ever increasing housing stock. Queens Park at Tip Hill, Bournemouth supplied local sand and gravel.

Kinson and west parley also had clay pits and brickworks which were in operation around the late 1850’s.

Boscombe Chine was an early brickyard then was later developed into the local gardens this area is now a local nature reserve.

The site of Bournemouth railway station was an early brickyard although no evidence exists today.

How and when Bournemouth was built.Styles of house built in Southbourne Bournemouth

In 1800 the area was largely a remote and barren heathland, used only by smugglers - most notably Isaac Gulliver, now considered one of the founding fathers of Bournemouth - and revenue troops. 'Bourne Heath' was also known as Wallis Down in the north and Little Down in the south and east, and was part of the Great Heath of central Dorset which extended as far as Dorchester.

Victorian shopping parade in BournemouthIn 1851 Bournemouth was just a village consisting of a small population of 695 people and cottage style housing. Real expansion of Bournemouth began with the introduction of the railway in 1870 and by 1871 the population had grown to around 6,500 people. During this early expansion of Bournemouth damp proof courses and constant building regulations did not exist.

In 1856, Parliament approved the Bournemouth Improvement Act. Under the Act, a board of 13 Commissioners was established to organise all the things involved in the running of a small but growing town, such as paving, sewers, drainage, street lighting and street cleaning under the guidance of their surveyor, Christopher Crabb Creeke.

Bournemouth Commissioners quickly launched a programme of work designed to improve the amenities of their town and make it more attractive to visitors. The Commissioners continued to govern the town until 1890 and were the forerunners of the Bournemouth Borough Council of today.

By the 1860s the fields to the north were also laid out with walks by the owners of the Branksome Estate.

In the early 1870s all the fields were leased to the Bournemouth Commissioners, by the freeholders. These fields now form The Pleasure Gardens, which run through the centre of the town; although the name The Lower Pleasure Gardens is no longer officially applied to the area south of The Square. The area continued to progress with the development of the railways and the popular idea of visiting the seaside for holidays. Among the people who contributed to the development of Bournemouth at this time was Sir Percy Shelley.

Bournemouth Victorian House built during the 1880 building BoomAs Bournemouth grew within the old estates of Cooper Dean, Lansdowne Park, Meyrick Park, and Malmesbury and Talbot Park different styles of Victorian houses appeared. The 1870s marked the advent of the Queen Anne and English revival styles based on the appreciation of vernacular architecture which used traditional building techniques and local materials with more individual interiors.

The internal layout of the properties and number of rooms also evolved towards the end of the nineteenth

Century, partly as a result of the1875 Public Health Act, which raised awareness of hygiene problems and Living conditions, and partly as a way to emphasise the social status of the home owner.

For instance, it was considered essential to have a front parlour in which to receive guests and a separate dining room.

Bournemouth expanded its boundaries and took in adjoining areas Welcome to the Borough of Bournemouthsuch as Boscombe in 1876 - Westbourne in 1884 – Southbourne 1872 and Pokesdown in 1901.

Southbourne previously known as Stourfield was purchased in 1871 by Thomas Compton and was later developed by the Southbourne on sea Freehold Land Company founded in 1882, which Compton was a shareholder.

Bournemouth grows quickly from 1881 with a population of 17,000 and by 1891 the population was 37,000[t continues to grow and in1901 the population of Bournemouth had reached 59,000

Bournemouth Railway

Bournemouth's Victorian railway stationThe station was designed by William Jacob and opened on 20 July 1885 as Bournemouth East replacing the original station of the same name on the other side of Holdenhurst Road from 1870 to 1885.

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