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Damp Proofing in Hawick

With over 65 years of trading behind us, we have been the country’s leading damp proofing and timber preservation company since 1989.

Almost half of our customers have come to us on the advice of a friend or property professional, and with a proven trading history, Peter Cox are a maintenance company you can trust.

We offer our services to both homeowners and commercial property owners. If you’d like more information on our services, visit our homeowners and commercial pages, or book your free survey with us today.

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

Property Preservation Services in Hawick

Peter Cox’s local office is conveniently located at Unit 2/3 on the Loch Park Industrial Trading Estate, TD9 9JA.

Even in the driest of months, there is a great deal of rainfall in Hawick. The average rainfall in a year is 866 mm which could lead to issues with damp penetration, condensation and resulting complications with building timbers and structures.

Hawick’s architecture is distinctive in that it has many sandstone buildings with slate roofs. With slates being a significant feature on these (many historical) buildings, it is important to keep them well preserved. Unmaintained slate roofing could lead to leaks in a building causing penetrating damp throughout walls and timber frames, which can then lead to the likes of mould, rot and woodworm.

Here at Peter Cox we have extensive experience in working with historical buildings, from homes and churches to historical landmarks across the country.

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There were no problems – the man was very tidy and kept me up to date on everything. – Elizabeth Watson

Hawick, well known for its knitwear and rugby, is a town in the Scottish Borders council area and historic county of Roxburghshire, in the east Southern Uplands of Scotland. Situated on the River Teviot, 39 miles South of Edinburgh and 37 miles North of Carlisle, it is considered a perfect area for golfing and cycling routes.

Before the late 18th century, this picturesque region of Scotland, with its rolling hills and valleys criss-crossed by winding rivers, was essentially rural. From that time onwards, however, the population of its towns grew as workshops and mills were established for the production of woollen goods – an industry that reached its peak in the later 19th century. The history of the Borders towns is inextricably linked to that of the woollen industry. Even today Hawick is part of the Textile Trail and is a major centre for the industry in the Scottish Borders.