Property Preservation

Explore our Property Preservation services, ensuring the longevity and health of your property with expert care and solutions.

  • Guarantees For Up To 30 Years
  • Experienced & Qualified, Local Surveyors and Technicians
  • Property Care Association Awards Winner

Property Preservation Specialists

Welcome to Richardson and Starling’s Property Preservation services, where safeguarding the integrity and value of your property is our top priority. Our comprehensive range of services is designed to address a variety of property concerns, from damp proofing and woodworm treatment to structural repairs and fungal decay solutions. With a deep understanding of the challenges faced by property owners, our team of experts employs the latest techniques and high-quality materials to ensure lasting protection. Trust in our dedication to preserving the beauty and functionality of your property, while enhancing its safety and longevity. Experience the peace of mind that comes with professional property preservation.

Timber Surveys

Rot and woodworm affecting timber is a common occurrence in many homes but when it goes untreated it can be very serious. You should be aware of the warning signs for different kinds of rot as this will allow you to spot the problem sooner.

There are two types of rot to be aware of: dry rot and wet rot. Timber can also be affected by wood destroying insects known as woodworm. However, if you aren’t sure about identifying or dealing with the problem you should contact a professional. Richardson and Starling can provide experienced surveyors to identify rot or woodworm related problems in your property.

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Dry Rot

Have you noticed any signs of dry rot within your property? If so, it is always better to know for sure rather than ignoring the problem and letting it spread.

Dry rot is a common wood destroying fungi timber that attacks and weakens unprotected timbers that have been affected by damp. Our experienced property surveyors are here to help you by accurately identifying the cause of the problem as well as specifying the most effective solution.

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Wet Rot

Wet rot is initially caused by the timber being affected by moisture. Any type of damp can raise the moisture content of the timber above 20% which causes the wet rot spores to germinate and attack the timber. There are various types of damp problems that can affect your property: rising damp, plumbing leaks, condensation and penetrating damp. Most of the time damp conditions are created due to failure in the damp proof course, faulty plumbing, leaking gutters, faulty roof coverings and poor external render.

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Woodworm is the most common name for the larvae stage of wood boring beetles. This type of beetle is usually found in households from early springtime to mid-autumn.

Many homeowners only notice woodworm once the infestation has spread. While the beetles themselves are elusive, they leave small round holes in the timber surface when they tunnel through. You’ll also notice wood dust gathering near vertical structures and on the timber.

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Structural Timber Resin Repairs

Timber resin repair system is one of our main repair methods used for large timber sections. In most cases, timber beams or roof truss ends are affected by water penetration and this creates perfect conditions for wood destroying fungi to germinate and deteriorate the timber. Once timber is affected by rot, it is only a matter of time before it loses its structural integrity and requires to be replaced or repaired. Our Timber Resin Repair System is a cost-effective solution as we only require to repair the affected part of the structure avoiding replacement of the whole timber beam and associated floor and ceiling fabric.

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