Damp Proofing Experts and Woodworm Specialist
Our services Victorian and Edwardian house repairs for the Weymouth area
Damp Proofing, Woodworm Treatments, Wall tie Replacement, Re Pointing Houses, Wet and Dry Rot
Be Dri are Damp proofing problem experts and specialists in woodworm treatments for wood boring insect in Weymouth 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 surrounding Weymouth villages •Abbotsbury •Bincombe •Broadwey •Buckland Ripers •Charlestown •Fleet •Greenhill •Langton Her ring •Littlemoor •Nottington •Osmington •Overcombe •Portesham •Preston •Radipole •Upwey •Wyke Regis
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 Weymouth 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 Treatment Weymouth
We offer damp proofing solutions in the Weymouth area. Damp problems need expert advice and we can advise a range of damp proofing treatments to solve your damp issues in your home. Damp in period houses is caused by other property faults these usually lead to secondary problems.
A century of changes and different construction methods applied to a house a range of damp problems have arisen. These have caused houses to stop evaporating moisture out of your house these changes can appear on the lower part of the internal wall as brown stains, mould or rotten skirting boards.
Damp Problem Specialist Weymouth
We 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 ability at identifying your type of damp problem is why we specialise in Victorian 1837 – 1901 and Edwardian 1901 – 1920 properties because these are the types of houses which need the most consideration mainly due to improper repairs or lack of maintenance.
Because much of Weymouth’s building stock is Victorian the chances are you will need a damp company with the appropriate building expertise to remedy any damp proofing problems that might be happening in your home 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 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 Weymouth Dorset Area
- 30 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 problems from Weymouth’s leading damp proofing specialist. We are a Pam ties approved damp proof 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 Weymouth
Our woodworm treatments will help Weymouth customers get rid of their woodworm in the loft or floorboards. So if you live in the Weymouth area and need a woodworm treatment from a professional woodworm company call us today.
The most widespread form of woodworm in the Weymouth 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 probably because these adult beetles can fly and enter under the roof tiles.
Because many old houses are constructed from soft untreated timber like pine it is susceptible to woodworm attack. Wood boring beetles infest many older homes with this sort of wood and their out breaks appear in the loft, floorboards or garage areas.
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 Surveys Weymouth
Be Dri woodworm infestation team based in Weymouth Dorset provides a woodworm treatment & eradication service.
We offer some of the best rates without sacrificing the quality of treatment.
- Local, Weymouth in Dorset based business
- Prices start from as low as £200 (including VAT)
- Comprehensive treatment solution
- Need some advice on woodworm?
- 30 year guarantee
- Permethrin products have one hour
- 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 Weymouth
Wall tie replacement is needed in some of Weymouth’s older properties when they start to oxidize. When this happens we offer a wall tie replacement survey which can identify failing wall ties in Weymouth period properties.
Due to much of Weymouth’s housing being Victorian so are the supplies 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 rust 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 Weymouth Dorset
- Wall-tie replacement and inspection on properties all over Weymouth Dorset
- Wall tie surveys by experience cavity wall tie surveyors
- 30 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 Weymouth’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 Weymouth
As Victorian houses in Weymouth get older they need repointing this because the mortar wears away and needs replacing this action stops your bricks from rusting or spalling if someone has used cement mortar in the past . We can take out the old mortar and repoint your house with new sand and lime mortar which will make your Weymouth 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 approaches 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 Weymouth
Our expert 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 looks good and our workmanship will last for years to come. And we don't leave a mess when we're finished the work.
Repointing houses in Weymouth is a skilled job and requires dedicated tradesman to complete the work to a high finish so if you need your home repointed in an old-fashioned way then please call us today to arrange a visit from Be Dri.
Wet and Dry Rot Treatment Weymouth
Wet and dry rot in Weymouth can be quite common due to lack of sub floor ventilation. Because many of Weymouth’s houses 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 environments 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 wetness in a dark unvented area such as beneath the ground floor is the ideal conditions for fungi such a wet and dry rot to increase.
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. Weymouth’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 incidences of this type of damp in Weymouth of wet and dry rot at a sub floor level.
Wet and Dry Rot Specialist Company Weymouth
Dry Rot and Wet Rot are wood destroying fungi which attack timber in order to extract food to maintain growth and the generation of spores. Affected timber exhibits substantial loss of weight. In buildings the result is the deterioration and ultimately destruction of the timber with serious significances in the case of structural sections. The problem affects all types of property, historic or modern. Dampness combined with lack of exposure to air provides the ideal conditions for fungal attack.
- Wet and dry rot inspections on properties all over Weymouth Dorset
- Wet and dry rot surveys by experience rot surveyors
- Safe Boron water based products
30 Year GuaranteesIf 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.
Weymouth Damp Proofing and Woodworm 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 Weymouth:
Abbotsbury, Bincombe, Broadwey, Buckland Ripers, Charlestown, Fleet, Greenhill, Langton Herring, Littlemoor, Nottington, Osmington, Overcombe, Portesham, Preston, Radipole, Upwey, Wyke Regis
Please call today to arrange a survey.
How and when Weymouth was built.
Weymouth started as a small fishing village around Wyke Regis and during the 12th Century really started to grow. By 1252 it had become an established harbour and had become a chartered borough.
Weymouth was joined with Melcombe Regis by an Act of Parliament in 1571 and both towns became known as Weymouth. As Weymouth has grown it has taken in the local villages such as Chickerell, Preston, Broadwey, Upwey, Wyke Regis, Southill, Littlemoor, Radipole and Sutton Poyntz.
Weymouth’s famous beach boulevard has Georgian terraces built along the front. These once single dwellings have been converted into hotels, guest houses flats and shops. These properties were built during the Georgian and Regency periods between1770 – 1855. The Jubilee clock was sited in 1887 to commemorate Queen Victoria’s 50 year reign. The 1881 Census shows Weymouth.
Properties behind the boulevard in Walpole road, Hardwick St, Ranelagh Road, Chelmsford St, Derby St and Victoria Street. These are mostly Victorian terraced houses built around 1870 onwards.
Weymouth also prospered during the Victorian property boom of 1880 and areas like Chickerell and Westham quickly grew building more of the classic Victorian terraced houses we recognise today.
This is a narrow property with a hall with stairs in front of you with a front parlour (Lounge) entrance opposite the stairs. Walk passed the stairs and head towards the kitchen and rear parlour. At the rear of the kitchen will be a W.C.
As you move away from Weymouth centre on the Dorchester Road and towards Radipole you can see Weymouth’s Edwardian 1910 building phase these larger middle class homes shows how Weymouth sea front and harbour bought wealth to the area.
Damp proof courses in Weymouth houses
The building boom of 1880 many properties were built with no planning regulations and were built by different tradesman and not the same standards.
Damp 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.
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 design fault 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 internal walls where no DPC was ever installed originally. This has caused many shared complications to appear from the ground up such as penetrating damp, wet rot, dry rot and an increase need for woodworm treatments.
Where local Weymouth materials came from?
Portland stone has been used since Romans times but commercially the first quarry didn’t open until the end of the 17th century. Portland stone was made famous by Sir Christopher Wren who used it to construct St Pauls Cathedral.
Many other clay pits like the one at Chickerell are now flooded and have been used as environmental projects converted into businesses like Bennett’s water garden at Chickerell. Chickerell Brickworks and clay pits were first opened in 1859.
The small village of Powerstock common near Bridport in Dorset used to have a Suffolk Kiln and could have produced up to 20,000 bricks. The kiln produced handmade and perforated wire cut bricks as well as land drain pipes and some roofing tiles. These bricks were light red to cream in colour. The clay pit its self was on the same land and made transport easier. The kiln was built around the same time as the Bridport branch railway which was in 1857.
The village at Broadmayne had a Scotch kiln which has a capacity of 35,000 bricks there colour was a speckled brick with iron pyrites spots similar to the Redland Crowborough Ashdown stock brick.
The start of Weymouth railway was agreed in 1845 and finally in 1857 the Dorchester to Weymouth section was completed and the Yeovil Junction connection for trains to London.
Be Dri Customer Damp Proofing and Woodworm Services Weymouth
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.
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