Damp Proofing Experts and Woodworm Specialist

Our services Victorian and Edwardian house repairs for the Salisbury 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 Salisbury 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 Salisbury villages where we work •Alderbury•Ansty Coombe •Barford St Martin •Baverstock •Berwick St James •Bishopstone •Bowerchalke •Bulford •Charlton-All-Saints •Dinton •Downton •East Grimstead •Fovant •Great Wishford •Hindon •Netheravon •Odstock •Porton •Shrewton •Teffont •Tilshead •Tollard Royal •Whiteparish •Winterbourne Stoke •Winterslow •Woodford, Wiltshire.

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 Salisbury 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 Salisbury

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

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

Because Salisbury 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 Salisbury uses softwood in its construction in the roof and floor areas.

Be Dri woodworm infestation team based in Salisbury Wiltshire provides a woodworm treatment & eradication service

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

  • Local, Salisbury Wiltshire 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 Salisbury 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 Salisbury

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

  • Wall-tie replacement and inspection company on properties over Salisbury 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 Salisbury’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 Salisbury

As Victorian houses in Salisbury 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 Salisbury 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 Salisbury 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.

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

Wet and Dry Rot Treatment in Salisbury

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

Salisbury Damp and Woodworm 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 Salisbury Materials Come From?

There are no longer any current brick manufacturing sites in Wiltshire anymore and the old local brickyards which were on farms and estates have long gone.

Today some of Salisbury’s raw materials come from Hampshire in Reading’s clay formation or in Dorset’s London clay formation to manufacture bricks.

Wiltshire produced 1.3 million tonnes of gravel and sand in 2002

How and When Salisbury was Built.

The modern town of Salisbury began about the year 1217 when the Bishop decided to move his seat from the Norman castle to land owned by the church south of the hill. A shortage of water at the castle may have been another reason for the move. He created a new town on the plain. The Bishop laid out streets in a grid pattern and leased plots of land for building houses. So a new settlement grew up at Salisbury but the town at Old Sarum continued alongside for centuries.

During the 17th century the wool industry in Salisbury slowly declined. The population of the town also declined slightly too about 7,000. Salisbury was a large and important town in the middle ages but by 1700 it had dwindled into a medium sized market town. In 1612 Salisbury was given a new charter this one made the town completely independent of the Bishop.

In 1801 Salisbury had a population of 7,668. By the criteria of the time it was a fair sized town. However Salisbury grew little in the early 19th century and had a population of less than 9,500 in 1851. In the later 19th century the population grew more rapidly. It reached 17,000 by 1901.

Although Salisbury is ages old there are still an awful lot of Victorian and Edwardian properties in and around Salisbury today. The steady growth of any small city prior to the Victorian Building boom of 1880 showed a steady growth in buildings and an increase the population.

Salisbury Railway Transport

The LSWR opened their Milford station on the east side of the city on 1 March 1847, with the opening of their branch line from Eastleigh, near Southampton, to passenger traffic. For nearly a decade this was the city's only railway, until 30 June 1856 when the GWR opened their Salisbury branch from Westbury. On 1 May 1857 the LSWR opened their extended main line from London and Andover, at first to the Milford station.

On 2 May 1859 the LSWR opened a station on the south side of the 1856 GWR station, west of Fisherton Street, to coincide with the opening of the first section of the Salisbury and Yeovil Railway. At the same time the terminus of the Andover line moved to the new station, having been brought across the city, part of the way in a tunnel. The building is largely of two stories with a central main entrance; the architect was Sir William Tite, who was responsible for a number of LSWR stations.

Damp Proof Course Faults in Salisbury Property

Prior to and 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.

With this growth in houses came the need to set some good building practices and regulations to improve safety but to benefit people’s health.

Damp proofing 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 with constructions. And these improvements in regulation weren’t always carried out by the building contractors who did not fully understanding the need and were trying to cut costs.

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 Salisbury

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 house brickwork and wet and dry rot issues.

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

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