Peter Cox

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About Peter Cox

Today Peter Cox Ltd is the UK market leader in damp proofing, waterproofing, timber preservation and wall stabilisation with a network of regional service branches across the country.


The company has wide ranging experience in the repair of housing both privately owned and public sector, as well as commercial and public buildings, churches and many listed properties.

This has included work on numerous national and regional historic buildings throughout the UK, such as the Houses of Parliament, York Minster, Selby Abbey, the Royal Courts of Justice, Cardiff Castle and Edinburgh’s Balmoral Hotel.

Guaranteed Service

Generally our treatments carry a long term Guarantee. Over the years we have issued in excess of 500,000 and Peter Cox is one of the few companies whose trading history exceeds the terms of its guarantees.

Quality Assurance

Our surveyors are highly trained and most hold CSRT, CSSW, CTIS or CRDS certification.

All our services are administered under a third party accredited ISO 9001 Quality Management System.

Peter Cox is a founder member of the Property Care Association (PCA) (formerly the British Wood Preserving and Damp-proofing Association) and through it, is a registered TrustMark contractor.

Other memberships include the British Structural Waterproofing Association (BSWA) and the British Wall Tie and Structural Repair Association (BWTSRA).


The business was originally founded in 1951 as Peter Cox and Partners specialising in stone cleaning in post war London.

The founder Peter Norman Cox was a pioneer in the development of chemical damp proof courses. In the 1960s he developed and patented his Transfusion DPC system using a gravity fed, non-flammable siliconate fluid to permeate the masonry and form a barrier against rising damp. This system, exclusive to the company, carried an Agrement certificate from 1975 to 2004 and has only recently been superceded by our new silane diffusion technique.

In the 1970s Peter Cox diversified into woodworm and dry rot control and then remedial wall ties, reaching market leadership in 1989.

From 1996 when it was part of the ServiceMaster group, the business traded as Terminix Property Services but it reverted to its original identity in 2004. Up until August 2012 Peter Cox became a division of Restore plc, and is now owned by Castlefield House Ltd.