Damp proofing Experts and Woodworm Specialist

Our services Victorian and Edwardian house repairs for the Christchurch 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 Christchurch 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 some of the local Christchurch villages where we work •Black water •Bransgore •Highcliffe •Burton •Fairmile •Highcliffe on Sea •Hurn •Mudeford •Sopley• New Milton •Barton on Sea •Holmsley •Tuckton

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 Christchurch 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.

Damp Proofing and Damp Problems Christchurch

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

Woodworm Treatment and Wood Boring Insect Infestation Christchurch

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

As many of the properties from the 19th and 20th Century they were using untreated wood in the construction of the houses. This untreated timber is often attacked by wood boring insect when there are the right conditions and the timber becomes damp.

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

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

  • Local, Christchurch 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 Christchurch 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 Christchurch

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

  • Wall-tie replacement and inspection company on properties over Christchurch 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 Christchurch’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 Pointing Brickwork Christchurch

As Victorian houses in Christchurch 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 Christchurch property like new again.

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.

  • 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 Christchurch 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 Treatment in Christchurch

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

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 Christchurch 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 Christchurch people and price fairly and competitively ensuring our customers always pass on our good name and reputation.

Christchurch Damp and Woodworm Surveys

We offer a survey service for any detailed inspection of your property’s 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 Christchurch Materials Came From?

Christchurch is made from a local handmade brick which were quarried and made on site near the now Bournemouth Airport called Brickfields cottages.

How and When Christchurch was Built.

Christchurch began with the name was Tweoxneam, which means between two rivers and described the original Saxon settlement’s location on a triangle of land that was indeed between two rivers.

Around the year of 1094 the Normans established a priory at Christchurch.

By the 18th century fishing was still important to Christchurch and the town also built an economy upon the knitting silk stockings, glove making and making fusee chains - a fine chain used in watch making.

By 1801, when Britain completed its first census, the population of Christchurch was just 1,410 and it was not famous as a particularly well-to-do town.

The council began laying sewers in the town in 1902 but the opening of an electricity generating station in 1903 didn’t start an immediate change to electric lighting, it was many years before these completely replaced gaslights in Christchurch.

Damp Proof Course in Christchurch

During the building boom of 1880 many properties were erected with no real planning restrictions and were built by separate tradesman and to different principles.

The threat 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 was 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 interior walls where no DPC was ever installed initially. 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 Christchurch

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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