Peter Cox Ltd
209 Century Buildings Brunswick Business Park
One of UK's leading property care specialists since 1951, with 65+ years experience
Peter Cox is a founder member of the PCA promoting high standards of professionalism and expertise
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Over the years since Peter Cox first patented the transfusion DPC system, the company has helped to repair thousands of domestic and commercial properties throughout England, Wales and Scotland.
We have extensive experience providing property preservation solutions to commercial developments such as industrial buildings, office redevelopments or new build housing schemes.
Peter Cox specialist surveyors can conduct surveys to assess the damage from a variety of property issues. Whether it is walls, flooring or panelling, our team will carefully remove whatever is necessary in order to provide you with a thorough report on what is needed to restore the property to its former glory.
The area that we provide damp proofing and building repair services to covers a very wide area which includes Liverpool, Merseyside, North and Mid-Wales, Wrexham, Wigan, Chester, Northern Ireland, Eire and the Isle of Man.
Our recent portfolio includes many domestic and commercial properties, we also recently diagnosed rising damp in John Lennon’s childhood home and installed a remedial damp proof course using our DryWall Silane Diffusion system. Work in the city also includes the installation of a basement waterproofing system for Mildmay House in Liverpool. This was followed by a comprehensive programme of timber treatments including timber gel treatments to large timber sections, resin repairs to beam ends, insecticidal spray treatments and masonry sterilisation.
Liverpool’s moderated oceanic climate compares well with similar latitudes in Europe, and lacks a regular snowy winter, in spite of its geographically northerly location. Rainfall varies from 37 to over 70mm, with 12 to 18 rainy days each month. The climate may be subject to wind and rain from the prevailing South-Westerlies, so issues with penetrating damp, rising damp, and woodworm infestations need to be guarded against. Dry and wet rot can result if moisture gets into your home, combined with a lack of ventilation. This may cause damage to masonry and structural timber.
In the mid to late 19th century Liverpool was the second city in the UK and its docks powered UK and global trade. Consequently Liverpool has a very cosmopolitan population with people coming from all over the globe. The city grew rapidly in the 19th century with poor-quality housing. There was mass council housing building across Liverpool in the early 20th century, and people were rehoused from the inner-city to new suburban housing estates. Also at this time a large number of private homes were built. After the war more new housing estates were built in the suburbs and older inner city areas were also redeveloped. All these types of properties may suffer from problems such as rising and penetrating damp, to woodworm and dry rot.