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Damp, Rot & Woodworm Treatments in Barnstaple

Your local Barnstaple surveyors regularly deal with the most common of UK property care issues including wood-boring insects, rising damp, condensation and wet or dry rot. With a diverse mix of architectural styles in Barnstaple; we believe local knowledge is essential to providing our customers with an effective and personalised service. Backed by the resources of a national company, we provide quality property care services, tailored to the needs of our customers from residential homes to a wide variety of businesses, large and small.

Rentokil Property Care treatment services

    • Damp proofing treatment - Our experienced and highly qualified Barnstaple based surveyors will determine the extent of dampness in your home or business. Once a diagnosis has been made, damp proofing and treatment recommendations will be outlined and tailored specifically to your case ensuring you are aware of the most effective damp proofing treatment methods to solve your commercial or residential damp problem.

    • Wet and dry rot treatment - With a 30 year guarantee, our professional wet and dry rot treatment eliminates wood destroying fungus that weaken and damage structural timbers. Our property care experts will conduct a professional diagnosis identifying the type of rot affecting the building, and will tailor a solution to protect your Barnstaple commercial or residential property from further wet and dry rot damage.

    • Woodworm treatment - Our Local surveyors, fully trained to have expert woodworm treatment knowledge, will complete a comprehensive woodworm survey assessing the extent of any infestation. They will recommend targeted, effective treatment to eliminate all woodworm species found before they can spread further, ensuring residential home and commercial business safety.

    • Basement waterproofing & tanking - Transform damp basements, cellars and vaults into dry habitable spaces. Your local Barnstaple surveyors will recommend suitable options based on an in depth inspection and design a waterproofing system specifically to meet your requirements.

    • Condensation solutions - Replacing moisture heavy air with fresh, filtered air and maintaining these humidity levels will reduce or eliminate surface condensation - the main cause of mould growth. Our local experts will provide you with eco-friendly and innovative solutions to ventilate your apartment, bungalow or house.

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Areas We Cover across Barnstaple

Rentokil Property Care covers:
  • Barnstaple
  • Ilfracombe
  • Woolacombe
  • Croyde
  • Bideford
  • Hartland
  • Bude
  • Lynton & Lynmouth
  • South Moulton
  • Combe Martin
  • Arlington
  • Landkey
  • Great Torrington
  • Braunton
  • Kirkhampton


Barnstaple & surrounding area

Barnstaple is a former river-port, located at the lowest crossing-point of the River Taw, as it flows into the Bristol Channel about seven miles inland from Barnstaple Bay (or Bideford Bay). On the north side of the town, the Rivers Taw and Yeo (which rises on Berry Down, near Combe Martin) join. To the north and east of the town are the lower foothills of Exmoor, cut by fast flowing streams racing down 'V'-shaped valleys. To the south, the great River Taw (tidal for its last four miles to Barnstaple) meanders through the salt marshes between the villages of Tawstock and Bishops Tawton. The historic centre of Barnstaple wouldn’t be allowed to be built today as it’s located on a flood plain, add to that exposure to high tides and stormy Atlantic depressions and the area is very susceptible to flooding, high winds and heavy rains. This excessive dampness can enter the fabric of a property leading to possible structural damage and timber decay from penetrating or rising damp.

Properties from any era and of any size can become susceptible to problems such as woodworm which may go unnoticed for several years until the adult beetles begin to emerge from the timber. Barnstaple has a diverse mix of architectural styles, with 19th century Victorian properties now most predominant. There are remnants of early medieval merchant buildings in the centre of the market town. Queen Anne's Walk erected around 1708, a mercantile exchange along with the Georgian Guildhall and the Pannier Market beneath are scattered among more modern architecture. 


Josh Murkin - Damp, Woodworm & Rot Surveyor

Josh Murkin

I enjoy working for Rentokil Property Care as a Surveyor, using my Building Surveyor's degree gained from Greenwich University. The major cities and towns I cover are Exeter, Barnstaple, Taunton, Wellington offering solutions to timber and damp problems in buildings

Name: Josh Murkin
Job Title: Surveyor
Qualifications: BSc
Philip King - Damp, Woodworm & Rot Surveyor

Philip King

I have worked for Rentokil Property Care for 21 years as a building surveyor. I have covered Devon and Cornwall for the last 14 years and am familiar with all types of local building construction.

Name: Philip King
Job Title: Surveyor
Qualifications: CSRT and CSSW
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