Shaw Preservations Ltd
- Member since Jun 2011
- 2 feedback comments, 100% positive
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Established in 1974 We are one of the longest serving Damp and Timber companies in England. We have a fabulour reputation ith over 650 independent online reviews. We are PCA/BWPDA/TRUSTMARK/WHICH Members Industry Standard Qualified Surveyors. Staff CRB checked - (police checked) Guaranteed work and insurance policies to cover guarantee should we stop trading making this a valuable asset should you need to sell your home.
- Damp Proofing Specialist
About Shaw Preservations Ltd
How to choose a reputable contractor/Surveyor? Where to start? Feedback? Good feedback is essential for any customer. Was the company was on time, efficient, polite? Does the work look good? Great, this is what we want from all trades.
Now lets dig a bit deeper - Is the surveyor qualified? a salesman or a general builder with a bit of knowledge? Did you know there are a large amount of unqualified “surveyors” carrying out inspections? Some are very good, but equally some are poor. As a customer, how can you tell the difference?
What about the work; Anybody can inject a DPC into the wall, but are they injecting the recommended quantities and at the right height?
Is the plaster the correct formulation? (there is a special plaster with a DPC) how do you know this has been carried out correctly? Yes it looks nice, yes, it is dry now, but will it stand the test of time?
Time and time again, we have customers that have had damp works carried out by a lovely fella who was polite and helpful; wall is dry and he was definitely not a rogue by any means. However, 18 months – 3 years down the line the damp is re-appearing. The contractor that issued the guarantee hasn't gone bust – he has changed his company name meaning the piece of paper you have is worthless!!
Do they know the difference between Wet/Dry Rot? Different woodworm beetles? (not all cause damage to the timbers and need treating)
Established in 1974 we place the emphasis on expertise, a high quality service and honesty.
After booking an inspection, you will be emailed the date and time. No waiting in all day for us to visit. We will also give you the names of the person visiting so you can look up their photo and profile on our website.
We train our workforce to the highest possible standard, treat them well and in return the company is rewarded with top workmanship, hard work, honesty and loyalty. Our low turnaround of staff ensures high levels of expertise and in the event of any unforeseen problems arising on site, are dealt with quickly and efficiently.
Being a member of the PCA we have to abide by strict codes of conduct with bi-annual inspections. This ensures that our knowledge, procedures, health & safety, and standards of practice are maintained to the highest level. It also ensures that in the event of a dispute, you have a means of redress without expensive court proceedings.
All our operatives and surveyors are CRB (police) checked to provide complete peace of mind when visiting your property.
What about the office staff? We also train our office staff. They have attended courses on identifying and controlling dampness, timber infestation and health and Safety practices. This ensures that if you ring the office, the correct advice can be given immediately.
It is because of our fantastic staff and very high standards that we have an unrivalled reputation within the remedial industry.
Our surveyors are qualified to CRDS, (damp) CTIS (Timber) CSRT (incorporating both qualifications together with Health & Safety) and CSSW (Structural Waterproofing.)
We are members of:
PCA - Property Care Association formerly known as the BWPDA,
SWG Structural Waterproofing Group
GPI Guarantee Protection Insurance
BWC Buy with Confidence (Surrey Trading Standards)
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