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Damp Proofing in Preston

Peter Cox, founded in 1951 and the UK market leader in its field, is widely recognised as a company to trust with its unrivalled experience in the repair and preservation of all types of property from private housing to historic buildings.

We provide property professionals, owners, public authorities and building contractors with specialist advice and effective repair solutions in timber preservation, damp control and wall stabilisation.

With fully trained surveyors and skilled technicians, our staff have tackled projects ranging from private housing to public historical properties across the UK.

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

Property Preservation Services in Preston

Our Preston office serves Blackburn, Burnley and the towns of the Ribble Valley. We have been based in Lancashire and Cumbria for over 25 years . We also attend to damp problems, woodworm and fungus infestations in the areas as follows: Preston, Chorley, Kendal, Barrow in Furness, Lake District, Lancaster, Blackpool, Morecambe, Carlisle, West Cumbria and East Lancashire.

The climate of Preston is of a temperate maritime type, with a narrow range of temperatures, similar to the rest of the British Isles. Being relatively close to the Irish Sea, this is more pronounced than areas to the south and east of Preston. Like most of inland Lancashire, Preston receives a higher than UK average total of rainfall, even in the driest month there is a lot of rain and it is slightly colder.

Problems like damage to structural timber, fungal decay through dry or wet rot, black mould, and woodworm can arise if damp gets into a property. This means that the prevention of controlling rising damp, penetrating damp and condensation is very important in this area.

Our project file includes work on public sector housing refurbishments and repair work on Townhead, Slaidburn and Millom Infants School.

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I would recommend your company to others stating how professional, courteous and informative all involved with my inquiry and eventual work carried out. – A M Winder

Preston is located on the north bank of the River Ribble. Preston is a city within Lancashire, England, Towns nearby include: Ashton-on-Ribble, Fulwood, Ingol, Lea and Ribbleton.

The City of Preston district has a population of 131,900, and lies at the centre of the Central Lancashire sub-region. The central Lancashire sub-region has a population of 335,000.

Granted city status in 2002, Preston become England’s 50th city in the 50th year of Queen Elizabeth’s reign. The name Preston is derived from Old English words meaning “Priest settlement” and in the Domesday Book it appears as “Prestune”.

Once a thriving industry, the town’s textile sector fell into a terminal decline, from the mid-20th century.  Preston has subsequently faced similar challenges to other post-industrial northern towns, including deindustrialisation, economic deprivation and housing issues.