Damp Proofing in Uxbridge
An expert 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 over 60 years ago, the company has helped to repair many thousands of properties throughout the UK including homes, churches, schools and commercial buildings.
As well as offering our professional damp proofing and timber preservation services, we are also able to help home owners who want to convert damp basements into extra living accommodation. Check out our basement waterproofing page to find out more or contact us to find out more.
Property Preservation Services in Uxbridge
Peter Cox is renowned for its work on historical and heritage buildings and our Uxbridge branch recently worked to waterproof a Second World War air raid shelter situated in a period detached property in Bedford. The plan was to convert the shelter into a home cinema along with a WWII theme to the tunnel leading to the shelter.
As well as offering water proofing and timber treatment services, we also provide bird control and bird fouling removal services. Uxbridge can be full of nuisance birds such as pigeons and gulls so we know it is important to provide our services in and around the area.
Like much of the rest of the UK, Uxbridge’s climate is generally temperate, with few extremes of temperature or weather. In this region there is still the need to reduce the risk of damp ingress which may need to fungal decay, dry rot, wet rot, woodworm infestations and black mould.
Our offices are located on Salisbury Road in Uxbridge, West London in the borough of Hillingdon. The Uxbridge branch of Peter Cox can deliver our range of damp proofing and property maintenance services to Central London and Greater London regions such as Kingston, Twickenham, Harrow and more. Our London team are also available to parts of Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Essex, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Kent, East Sussex and Surrey.
We were very impressed with the whole service, you came recommended and thoroughly lived up to the reputation. Many Thanks. – Mr Holgate
Although the commercial life of Uxbridge centred on the corn and flour trade, a number of minor industries existed in the town before 1800. Brewing seems to have been an important industry by the 14th century. After the First World War a number of industries moved to Uxbridge from the metropolitan area. Despite the large-scale urbanization of rural Hillingdon after 1900 Uxbridge maintained its position as the economic and social focus of the parish. In 1964 the town, despite uncertainty over redevelopment plans, was a business and transport centre for north-west Middlesex and part of east Buckinghamshire.
The new houses which replaced it in the 60’s and 70’s now have their own problems, and some of the industrial-era terraced houses still remain.
The name is derived from ‘Wixan’s Bridge’. The Wixan were a 7th-century Saxon tribe, and the bridge was probably near the bottom of Oxford Road where the ‘Swan and Bottle’ public house now stands. Uxbridge is home to Brunel University, which was named after the Victorian engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel. For about 200 years most of London’s flour was produced in the Uxbridge area. In the 19th century the Kingsmill opened – they’re now one of the best known bread makers in the country.