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Damp Proofing in Derby

Our damp proofing treatments have been in use since we began trading in the 1950s, and have been providing woodworm treatment, wet rot treatment and dry rot treatment since the 1970s.

We operate from a number of branches across the UK so a fully trained property expert is never far from you.

To join the legions of homeowners and commercial property owners who’ve benefited from Peter Cox’s damp proofing, wood rot, basement waterproofing, woodworm and other services, book a survey or get in touch to hear from one of our experts.

Damp Proofing
Damp Proofing
Dry Rot Solutions
Dry Rot Solutions
Woodworm Treatment
Woodworm Treatment
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Basement Waterproofing

Property Preservation Services in Derby

Older rural properties in Derbyshire will need to be prepared to resist water ingress though rising damp, penetrating damp and condensation. There may also be a need for building repairs, timber treatment and wall stabilisation. The mixed ‘industrial’ and middle-class housing in the towns of Derbyshire need to be guarded against dry rot, wet rot, woodworm and black mould that may result from dampness.

In 2015, Peter Cox were engaged to undertake a lengthy bird fouling removal contract for Derby’s historic Roundhouse site which entailed up to 18 staff working throughout the site for a period of 5 weeks due to the building having been left derelict for 20 years and had become infested with pigeons.

As well as the city of Derby, we have also covered projects in North Derbyshire and the city of Nottingham. One of these projects included a large scale basement waterproofing contract in a major redevelopment of one of the city’s shopping centres.

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I have been meaning to write and thank everyone who worked on this project. The technician who carried out the work was both professional, timely and very helpful. The surveyor gave us all the reassurance we looked for and the work has (so far) achieved everything possible – dry walls for the first time of our living here. – E Ottewell

With a population of 250,000, towards the south of Derbyshire is a large industrial city which is home to the manufacture of aero engines and automobiles. The population of Derbyshire is approaching 750,000 including the city of Derby, the county town of Matlock and large towns like Chesterfield, Swadlincote, Glossop, Buxton, Alfreton and Bakewell. The county of Derbyshire has outstanding natural beauty and has some arresting stately homes including for instance Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall. The Peak District national park has amazing scenery beloved of tourists, walkers and the more energetic cyclists.

Derby enjoys a fairly warm climate during the summer season, followed by much colder winter weather. Between June and September, the highest temperatures can go above 20°C, hottest in July, often over 25°C. From late spring, daytime temperatures start to rise as daylight hours increase, and there is less precipitation.

In early summer, the climate in Derby is often humid, with thunderstorms and sharp showers, and through autumn and winter there is a significant increase in rainfall. Overcast days can be expected in the winter with frequent rainy weather and some fine days. Overnight frosts soon arrive in Derbyshire, in January or February and sometimes March, there can be snow, particularly on the higher ground.