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Peter Cox have been the pioneers in property preservation technology since 1951, including damp proofing, woodworm and dry rot treatments, wall stabilisation and structural waterproofing. We can provide solutions for both domestic and commercial properties, as well as historic and listed buildings. We are a member of the Property Care Association, the British Structural Waterproofing Association and a registered TrustMark contractor.
Since Mr Peter Cox first patented his Transfusion DPC system 63 years ago, the company has helped to repair many thousands of homes and commercial properties throughout England, Wales and Scotland.
Our Newcastle upon Tyne office is situated on the north side of the Tyne on the Great West Road. The office is situated perfectly in order to cover projects across North East England including Newcastle, Sunderland, Gateshead, Durham, Whitby, Teesside and South Tyneside. We also cover across Northumberland, Tynedale, Berwick and Alnwick.
As with most industrial regions in the North of England, the housing stock across the areas covered by our branch include 19th century terraced housing plus a variety of more recent new builds. We have much experience offering our property preservation services to much older historic buildings across Northumberland, Newcastle, Durham and Tyneside. Many of these older properties require a specialist service for woodworm treatment and dry & wet rot treatment resulting from penetrating damp. This is often caused by damaged guttering or defective pointing, and if left could lead to significant structural issues.
Another issue that is common is the lack of damp proof courses, causing rising damp in many properties. This leads to hygroscopic salts damaging plastering and decorative features on internal walls. This is particularly common in older buildings, especially terrace houses across Newcastle and Durham.
Cases in our project file include repair and renovation of vulnerable historic buildings, for instance using Cintec structural reinforcement anchors in the refurbishment of listed buildings. We have also installed structural basement waterproofing schemes in both commercial and domestic properties across the Northumberland and Newcastle. We can provide property preservation services to many commercial, historic and listed buildings and businesses operating in the North-East of England.
Once the industrial heartland of the North East, heavy industries like coal mining, iron and steel, and shipbuilding led to the growth of urban centres of Newcastle, Sunderland and Middlesbrough. As the local economy has become less dependant on heavy industries, the area now has a focus on new industries such as car manufacturing and digital technology.
The North-East and Newcastle in particular has colder winters and cooler summers than other many English cities. This is why Newcastle is generally believed to be the coldest major city in England. As it is in the rain shadow of the North Pennines, Newcastle is actually among the driest cities in the UK.
The cold driving North-East wind means that warmth and protection against rain and damp are most important in properties, as colder winters can lead to severe condensation problems from excess insulation and lack of ventilation in properties, especially where double glazing has been installed.