Damp Specialist Dorchester
Damp Proofing and Woodworm Experts
Our services Victorian and Edwardian house repairs for the Dorchester area
Damp Proofing, Woodworm Treatments, Wall Tie Replacement, RePointing Houses, Wet and Dry Rot, Ventilation
Damp specialist Dorchester and experts in woodworm treatments for wood boring insect in Dorchester 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 Dorchester villages •Affpuddle •Ansty •Bradford Peverell •Briantspuddle •Broadmayne •Buckland Newton •Cerne Abbas •Charminster •Crossways •Maiden Newton •Owermoigne •Piddlehinton •Puddletown •Sydling St Nicholas •Tolpuddle •West Knighton •Winterbourne Abbas •Woodsford •Winfrith Newburgh
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 Dorchester damp specialist and woodworm experts 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 specialist and Damp Problems Dorchester
We offer damp proofing solutions in the Dorchester area. Damp issues need expert advice and we can suggest a range of damp proofing treatments to solve your damp problems in Dorchester 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 specialist Survey by an experienced building surveyor
- Installations and inspection on properties all over the Dorchester 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
Free advice on damp problems from Dorchester’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 Dorchester
Our woodworm treatments will help Dorchester customers get rid of their woodworm in the loft or floorboards. So if you live in the Dorchester area and need a woodworm treatment from a professional woodworm company call us today.
Be Dri woodworm infestation team based in Dorchester Dorset provides a woodworm treatment & eradication service.
We offer some of the best rates without sacrificing the quality of treatment.
- Local, Dorchester company
- Prices start from as low as £180 (including VAT)
- Comprehensive treatment solution
- Need some advice on woodworm treatments?
- 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 Dorchester
Wall tie replacement is needed in some of Dorchester’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 Dorchester period properties.
- Wall-tie replacement and inspection company on properties in Dorchester 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 Dorchester’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 Dorchester
As Victorian houses in Dorchester 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 Dorchester 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 Dorchester 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 Treatments in Dorchester
Wet and dry rot in Dorchester can be quite common due to lack of sub floor ventilation. Because many of Dorchester’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. Dampness combined with lack of ventilation provides the ideal conditions for fungal attack.
- Wet and dry rot inspections on properties all over Dorchester Dorset
- Wet and dry rot surveys by experience rot surveyors
- Safe Boron water based products
- 30 Year 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 people and price fairly and competitively ensuring our customers always pass on our good name and reputation.
Damp Specialist Dorchester 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.
Damp Proof Course Failures and Treatment in Dorchester
As with many early Victorian properties damp proofing courses had not been 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 with constructions. Dorchester grows quickly from 1861 with a population of 3,500 and by 1901 the population was around 9,000.
During the building boom of 1880 many properties were constructed with no real planning restrictions and were built by individual tradesman and to different standards.
Many early Victorian houses were built using various building methods of the time the problem 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 common problems to appear from the ground up such as penetrating damp, wet rot, dry rot and an increase of woodworm in damp timbers.
How and When Dorchester Was Built.
Dorchester earliest settlement was Maiden Castle which was attacked and captured by the Romans in 44AD a year after invading the South west of Britain. Dorchester became a Roman town and was known as Durnovaria.
The local Dorchester museum holds many fine mosaics’ and Roman artefacts.
By 1890 Dorchester had a thriving Victorian high street with terraced houses and shops.
The Victorian building boom in the 1880s saw the expansion around Dorchester town with many examples of early and late Victorian dwellings and later early Edwardian properties around Dorchester.
When the railway reached the town in 1847 this helped with rural trade and in 1848 Dorchester opened a Corn Exchange so corn could be traded and exported around the country.
Where Local Dorchester Materials Came From?
Dorchester had several clay pits in the area were local bricks were made such as Broadmayne, Puddletown, Owermoigne, West knighton and Frampton.
The old clay pit at Puddletown is marked on the map as a pond. Many other clay pits like the one at Chickerell in Weymouth are now flooded and have been used as environmental projects converted into businesses like the water garden at Chickerell.
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.
Be Dri Customer Service Dorchester
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.