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Damp Proofing in Torquay

Whether you require damp proofing or basement waterproofing services, elimination of a woodworm infestation or wet or dry rot treatment, choosing a firm to carry out structural and maintenance repairs on your property can be stressful and time-consuming.

At Peter Cox we have a track record of providing trustworthy and professional service to our clients, giving them peace of mind.

We operate from a network of local branches across the country with fully trained and qualified staff so we can be on hand whenever you need us.

damp proofing
damp proofing
dry rot solutions
dry rot solutions
woodworm treatment
woodworm treatment
basement waterproofing
basement waterproofing

property preservation services in torquay

We have multiple offices around the Devon area including Torquay, allowing our specialists to reach multiple domestic and commercial buildings around the area as well as Cornwall.

We can help you to cure and remove damp from your domestic or commercial property and keep it damp free as well as offering our other services including timber treatments and structural reinforcement.

Torquay is full of historical buildings including many Grade II listed houses and commercial properties. Homeowners who live in a listed building have a responsibility under the Town and Country Planning Acts to keep a property in good repair. If you need maintenance help with your listed building then we are at hand to assist. We understand the special needs of historic fabric and the importance of developing the most appropriate repair specifications and treatments that complement a building’s design and construction.

Check out some of our work on a recent dry rot case study from Liskeard in Cornwall and see how we handled a severe case of dry rot in a terraced house.

Formally a fishing and agricultural town, Torquay is now one of Britain’s most ‘fashionable’ beach side resorts, part of the English Riviera in the South West of England. Famous for its harbour, award-winning beaches and Victorian appearance, this coastal town is very popular for family holidays, especially with all the attractions the town has to offer as well.

Torquay very much has a Mediterranean feel to it, with its mild weather and exotic palm trees it’s not hard to forget you’re still in the UK.

Torquay is the birthplace of one of the world’s top-selling crime novelist, Agatha Christie in 1890. Christie was well known for her 66 detective novels along with her short stories and plays. During 1916 and 1924, Christie wrote her debut novel ‘The Mysterious Affair at Styles’ where the characters were inspired by some people she has seen whilst travelling on a tram in Torquay. The Novelist then moved to London in the late 1920s.

During WW2, many of the hotels in Torquay were taken over for the use of the military including the RAF. The hotels were used for accommodation, training and The Palace Hotel was used as a hospital along with the harbour being used as a rehearsal area for the D-day landings. The town suffered various bomb attacks during 1940 and 1944.

As mentioned, palm trees are a familiar sight in Torquay due to its mild climate. The town tends to experience some of the warmest whether in the country and the longest days of sunlight. The average temperature for July and August can reach around 25 degrees, sometimes with highs of 30 degrees!