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At Peter Cox we provide specialist property preservation services and repairs to private properties, historic buildings and commercial properties. We are market leaders in our field and offer solutions for damp proofing your property, timber preservation and wall stabilisation services. We take pride in our reputation, providing expert advice, being reliable and providing a trustworthy service to our customers in Exeter and the country.
Given the damp nature of the climate in Exeter, precautions against water ingress are advisable. If moisture penetrates through windows and walls, this could cause damp problems which can lead to issues such as mould, wet rot and woodworm outbreaks.
Exeter is one of the oldest cities in England, and was established in Celtic times. The city is located at a crossing point on the River Exe. Exeter acted as a port for an area of South-West England.
Having been an important Roman town, Exeter became a centre for the Anglo-Saxons and then the Normans. A ship canal was opened in 1566, so that sea-going vessels could reach Exeter. The city expanded rapidly in Georgian times with fine terraces and crescents being built outside of the city walls. The Industrial Revolution during brought further expansion.
The city of Exeter was bombed heavily in World War Two and many historic buildings were damaged. Most of the damaged areas had been rebuilt by the 1960s, so the housing stock includes historic, Victorian, pre- and post-war and modern buildings. Due to their age many buildings in Exeter are susceptible to penetrating damp and structural timber problems, as well as potentially lacking a full damp proofing course.