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Damp Proofing in Newcastle

A pioneer in damp proof course technology for over 60 years, Peter Cox are the market leaders in Damp Proofing and are a member of the Property Care Association (formally known as the BWPDA), the British Structural Waterproofing Association and a registered TrustMark contractor.

Since Mr Peter Cox first patented his Transfusion DPC system 63 years ago, the company has helped to repair many thousands of homes and commercial properties throughout England, Wales and Scotland.

As well as offering damp proofing and timber preservation services, we also help home owners who want to convert damp basements into extra living accommodation. Check out our basement waterproofing page to find out more about basement conversions.

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

Property Preservation Services in Newcastle

Our Newcastle upon Tyne office now lies on the north side of the Tyne on the Great West Road.

The office is situated perfectly in order to cover projects across North East England including Newcastle itself, Sunderland, Gateshead, Durham, Whitby, Teeside and South Tyneside.

As with most industrial regions, the housing stock includes 19th century terraced housing plus a variety of more recent homes. Many older properties require a specialist service for woodworm treatment and dry rot/wet rot treatment resulting from penetrating damp.

Cases in our project file include repair and renovation of venerable buildings, for instance using Cintec cementitious masonry anchors in the refurbishment of a listed building, and a contract for basement waterproofing of stabling as part of the conversion of derelict farm buildings in Northumberland.

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The service start to finish, from the surveyor and the gentlemen who did the work. They were good and we were happy with the service. The guy on site is a credit to your company. – Andre White

The industrial heartland of the Tyne, Wear and Tees was built on heavy industries like coal mining, iron and steel, and shipbuilding, and led to the growth of urban centres of Newcastle, Sunderland and Middlesbrough. These have been replaced by new industries like for instance car manufacturing.

The cold driving north-east wind which prevails means that warmth and protection against rain and damp are most important. Newcastle has colder winters and cooler summers than other English cities.  Newcastle upon Tyne is generally believed to be the coldest major city in England.

As it is in the rain shadow of the North Pennines, Newcastle is also among the driest cities in the UK. August is the hottest month in Newcastle upon Tyne with an average temperature of 14°C (57°F) and the coldest is January at 3°C (38°F). The wettest month is December with an average of 61.2mm of rain.

The Roman name for Newcastle was Pons Aelius, for the bridge across the Tyne, of which there are now seven. Remains of the Roman city wall can still be seen, and also Hadrians wall which terminates at Wallsend. The Anglo-Saxons called Newcastle Monkchester, and this region was a centre of civilisation in the so-called dark ages. When William the Conquerors son built a new castle in 1080, that gave the city it’s name.