Peter Cox

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Damp Proofing

Rising damp is unhealthy, unsightly and can lead to timber decay and heat loss. In addition it carries with it hygroscopic ground salts such as chlorides and nitrates which can absorb moisture from the atmosphere leading to wall dampness in conditions of high relative humidity.

woodworm

Woodworm

Woodworm attack is varied - both in the type of timber which different species infest and their larval life-span which can range from ten months to 11 years. This means that accurate identification by the surveyor is the first essential step because not all woodworm infestations need treatment.

dry rot timber

Dry rot & Wet rot

The most frequent, and the most serious, cause of damage to building timber is fungal decay, commonly known as Dry Rot or Wet Rot, and this can affect all timber, historic or modern. Dampness combined with lack of ventilation provides the ideal conditions for fungal attack on timber.

Basement Waterproofing

Walls and floors in rooms below ground level are subject to lateral damp penetration by either hydrostatic pressure or capillary action. However using specialist basement waterproofing techniques, basements, cellars and vaults can be transformed into habitable accommodation and this can add considerable value to commercial and residential buildings

wall stabilisation

Wall stabilisation

Masonry anchors using the Cintec system provide an effective method of structural reinforcement which can be tailored to meet specific building strengthening and repair requirements. In addition to structural repair solutions the anchors can be used to create secure fixings on masonry facades.

Bird Control

For property owners birds, feral pigeons in particular, can be a real menace, especially in concentrated urban populations. Peter Cox provides effective but unobtrusive solutions to keep them at bay. Our solutions also comply fully with the requirements of RSPB, RSPCA, DEFRA and the 1981 Wildlife and Countryside Act.

Peter Cox for homeowners

For commercial

Damp Proofing, Woodworm and Wood Rot Treatment from Peter Cox

Established in 1951 and now boasting over 60 years’ experience in providing a range of property services, Peter Cox has built an enviable reputation as the market leader in the repair and preservation of all types of property, from private housing to historic and listed buildings.

Specialist and effective repairs

damp in buildings

Damp Proofing

  • Damp proofing
  • Condensation control
  • Basement waterproofing
  • Replastering

Timber Preservation

  • Woodworm treatment
  • Dry rot treatment
  • Wet rot treatment
  • Structural timber repairs

Wall Stabilisation

  • Cavity wall tie replacement
  • Masonry stitching and restraints
  • Wall repairs

Peter Cox for commercial

For homeowners

Peter Cox offer sixty years’ experience in damp proofing services, wet and dry rot treatment, woodworm treatment, basement waterproofing, masonry stabilisation and bird control for commercial properties. Peter Cox are the property maintenance company of choice for property owners and managers, local authorities, housing associations, construction managers, building contractors, architects and surveyors, many of whom we have been recommended to by other satisfied customers.

Market Sectors

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Private housing

Over the 40+ years since Mr Peter Cox first patented his Transfusion DPC system, the company has helped to repair many thousands of privately owned houses throughout England, Wales and Scotland.

Commercial Developments

Whether it be the conversion of former industrial buildings into modern city apartments, the redevelopment of property into offices or new build housing schemes, Peter Cox has extensive experience of the greater scale and complexity of commercial developments.

Public Sector & Social Housing

Public sector contracts place very specific demands on the repair specialist, both on housing modernisation projects and the renovation of public buildings. Peter Cox understands the concept of ‘Best Value’ procurement and has the flexibility to work within the constraints of tightly prescribed budgets.

Historic Buildings

In the repair and renovation of listed and other heritage property, there is simply no substitute for experience. In its early days Peter Cox undertook restoration work at York Minster, Selby Abbey and Trinity College, Cambridge and has worked frequently since on many historic national and regional landmarks across the UK.

Why Peter Cox?