Twickenham in Middlesex is the home of English Rugby and has their magnificent stadium right next to the bustling town. Over the many years we have been in business, we have carried out thousands of Damp, Dry Rot and Woodworm surveys in and around Twickenham and preserved thousands of properties which are now protected by our Tapco long term guarantees. Twickenham has many Victorian and 1930’s built properties and its close proximity to Richmond Park and London, make it a very popular place to live.

A bit about Twickenhams property

The majority of the properties in Twickenham were built in the late 1800’s to early 1900’s, others in the 1930’s. They were constructed mainly with 9″ (225 m/m) solid brick walls usually with a slate horizontal damp proof course (DPC). The structural and joinery timbers were untreated softwood, so are susceptible to attack by the dreaded Dry Rot (Serpula lacrymans) Wet Rot, Woodworm all of which, especially Dry Rot, can cause considerable and costly damage.

Wall rot on skirting

Because of the age of a lot of the properties the damp proof course breaks down and results in Rising Damp (damp rising from the ground by capillary action). This together with some general poor building practices used at the time (timber in contact with damp walls etc), resulted in timber decay such as the dreaded Dry Rot and Wet Rot fungus which breakdown the fibres of the timber and destroy it.

Rising damp example

A Tapco HomeDry Dry Rot and Damp survey

If you think your property has Dry Rot or a problem with damp or you are considering buying a property in or around Twickenham it would be very wise to instruct a Tapco HomeDry qualified timber and damp surveyor to carry out a thorough survey and tests to determine the exact cause of the attack. Miss identifying a problem could result in the wrong remedial work being carried out, wasting money and you having to put up with the disruption twice.

You will be issued with a very detailed report on the Dry Rot and Damp problems, together with images, a floor plan and our observations and recommendations on exactly what the problem is and what is needed to eradicate it.

Tapco HomeDry has been established for over 45 years (1971) and is recognised as one of London, Middlesex and the Home Counties most established and reputable Dry Rot and Damp Proofing specialists.  e eradicate problems with rising damp, penetrating damp, water damage, dry rot and woodworm. We are long term members of the Property Care Association (PCA) and Trust Mark (Government Endorsed Standards). For your peace of mind our 20 year guarantee can be protected by Guarantee Protection Insurance (GPI).

Do it once Do it Right, call Tapco HomeDry first to book a timber and damp survey on your property in Twickenham. 020 8398 6663.

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