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At Peter Cox we provide specialist property preservation services and repairs to private properties, historic buildings and commercial properties. We are market leaders in our field and offer solutions for damp proofing your property, timber preservation and wall stabilisation services. We take pride in our reputation, providing expert advice, being reliable and providing a trustworthy service to our customers across the country.
Leicester is located in the East Midlands, with our branch operating across Leicestershire including, Leicester, Ashby de la Zouch, Coalville, Hinckley, Loughborough and Market Harborough.
Many of the rural villages in Leicestershire feature historic houses and buildings which will be in need of preservation. The area also has a rich industrial heritage and much of our railway infrastructure continues to rely on Victorian architecture that requires continual preservation and improvement. The years following the end of the 2nd World War saw mass house building across much of central England.
Some older houses may be susceptible to penetrating damp from guttering or drainage issues, as well as potential rising damp issues. It is essential to make sure that guttering and drainage systems are cleaned and maintained to stop penetrating damp and water ingress into your home.
Leicestershire rarely experiences very extreme weather. July is the hottest month and January is the coldest month in winter. The wettest month is December and April is driest, but rainfall is fairly even throughout the year. With this typically British oceanic climate – that is to say with warm summers, cooler winters and the possibility of rain all year round – there is an ongoing need to guard against damp and the associated problems it can cause on properties.
Other issues related to property preservation problems include flooding. The River Soar is the main river to run through Leicester. Midway between Hinckley and Lutterworth the river is then joined by the River Sence near Enderby and then flows north through Leicester where it joins the Grand Union Canal. Over the years there have been a number of floods due to the rivers bursting their banks affecting both agricultural and residential areas.