Damp Proofing Experts and Woodworm Specialist

Our services Victorian and Edwardian house repairs for the Blandford area

Damp Proofing, Woodworm Treatments, Wall tie Replacement, Pointing Houses, Wet and Dry Rot

Be Dri are Damp proofing problem experts and specialists in woodworm treatments for wood boring insect in Blandford we are here to help you with good building facts and sound advice into Victorian and Edwardian building practices and there repair.

This website is here to share information and explain building faults to you and how our 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.

We have also added some local history and the local surrounding Blandford Forum villages where we work such as Charlton Marshall •Milborne St Andrew •Child Okeford •Spetisbury •Tarrant Launceston •Tarrant Rushton •Winterborne Whitechurch •Milton Abbas •Durweston •Hilton• Ibberton •Stourpaine.

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.

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

As 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.

Why Choose Be Dri:

Damp Proofing   Wet & Dry Rot    Wall Ties       Woodworm

Damp Proofing Treatments and Damp Problem Advice for Blandford

We offer damp proofing solutions in the Blandford area. Damp issues need expert advice and we can suggest a range of damp proofing treatments to solve your damp problems in Blandford properties.

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 treatment questions that you might have today.

Call or email us first and ask for a Damp Proofing Survey by an experienced building surveyor

  • Installations and inspection on properties all over the Blandford Dorset Area
  • 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
    20 year warranty

Free advice on damp problems from Blandford’s leading damp proofing specialist. We are a Pam ties approved damp proof installers, with a proven installation history of past work.

Woodworm Treatment and Wood Boring Insect Infestation Blandford

Our woodworm treatments will help Blandford customers get rid of their woodworm in the loft or floorboards. So if you live in the Blandford area and need a woodworm treatment from a professional woodworm company call us today.

Many of the older properties in Blandford are built from untreated wood; this wood can be prone to attack from wood boring insect. Any woodworm infestation can quickly spread through the house and appear in the loft or floorboards.

Because Blandford is a near a river the moisture in the air seems to keep the timbers at the right moisture content for woodworm. Wood boring insect like moisture in the timber so their grubs can eat the timber much of Blandford uses softwood in its construction in the roof and floor areas.

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

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

  • Local, Blandford Dorset based business
  • Prices start from as low as £180 (including VAT)
  • Comprehensive woodworm 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 Blandford 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 Blandford

Wall tie replacement is needed in some of Blandford’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 Blandford period properties.

  • Wall-tie replacement and inspection company on properties over Blandford 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 

Free wall tie advice from Blandford’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.  Repointing Houses and Brickwork Blandford

Our specialist material suppler will provide us with a choice of sand mixes which will offer you different colour choices to best suit you house and current brickwork.

Repointing Houses and Brickwork Blandford

As Victorian houses in Blandford get older they need repointing this because the mortar erodes and needs replacing this action stop your bricks from spalling. We can remove the old mortar and repoint your house with new sand and lime mortar which will make your Blandford property like new again.

  • 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.

Wet and Dry Rot Treatment Blandford

Wet and dry rot in Blandford can be quite common due to lack of sub floor ventilation. Because many of Blandford’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.

  • Repointing houses in Blandford 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.

The problem affects all types of property, historic or modern. Humidity combined with lack of ventilation provides the ideal conditions for fungal attack.

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

If you have wet rot or 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 Blandford people and price fairly and competitively ensuring our customers always pass on our good name and reputation.

Blandford Damp Proofing and Woodworm Infestation Surveys

We offer a survey service for any detailed inspection of your property that you might need. We can identify any building faults that you might have and offer a full report.

Please call today to arrange a survey.


Where Local Blandford Materials Came From?

After the fire of 1731 two brothers, William and John Bastard who were the local architects and builders leased land along the river Stour. They started extracting clay from this area and after they finished extracting enough clay to rebuild much of Blandford it was filled in again this why it cannot be found today. There was another clay pit already in use before the fire which is no longer there also. This was in Blandford St Mary there is a manor house near there now which dates back to 1732.

How and When Blandford was Built.

Much of old Blandford was destroyed in the last great fire of 1731 and the rebuilding was carried out as an Act of Parliament which insisted on the rebuilding in brick tile and stone and completed within 10 years. So much of modern Blandford you see today in the main square, East Street, West Street and Salisbury Street is still there today such as the town hall, church and school.

After the reconstruction Blandford carried on as a successful Market town with steady growth in wool spinning and breweries.

The new town centre was rebuilt during the Georgian and Regency period. A lot of Blandford properties were built during the Victorian 1880 - 1890 building boom.

Later Edwardian constructed properties are readily found around the town prior to the First World War.

Damp proof Course Problems in Blandford

Prior to and during the building boom of 1880 in Blandford many properties were constructed with no real planning restrictions and were built by individual tradesman and to different standards.

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

The difficulty can be that some have been laid on sleeper walls without a DPC. And 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 need for woodworm treatments.

Be Dri Customer Service Blandford

Don’t be damp Be Dri call us today and let us help you with any of your damp proofing, woodworm treatments, wall tie replacement, repointing brickwork and wet and dry rot issues.

It’s free to call and costs nothing to ask your questions.

Damp Proofing Guarantee    Wet and Dry Rot Guarantee         Wall Tie Guarantee                                   Woodworm Guarantee

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