Ambient Preservation

Ambient Preservation

Ambient Preservation locationRyton, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear

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We are a specialist damp proofing and timber preservation company based in Ryton with over 30 years experience. If your property has been affected by rising/penetrating damp, timber decay,or flooding we can provide you with a specialist survey and detailed quotation. We cover Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and Co.Durham
The following services are provided by our experienced surveyors and craftsmen, Damp and Timber Surveys , Damp Proofing, 20 Year Insurance Backed Guarantees, Repairing the causes of Penetrating Damp, External Coloured Rendering, External waterproofing treatments, Timber Preservation, Wall Tie Replacement, Roof Repairs, Water/Flood Damage Repairs, Trace & Access (Find a Leak), Basement Tanking, Plastering/Skimming, Painting, Carpentry, Electrics, Plumbing, Tiling and Flooring.
We are accredited members of CheckedandVetted , Checkatrade.com. and The Federation of Master Builders.We are also approved contractors for Triton Systems and we are trading Standards approved.

Ambient Preservation Reviews

Ambient Preservation Reviews


Review of Ambient Preservation by Andy Buckley
5 05/03/2018

Superb work. Organised, tidy and excellent quality. The team worked absolutely flat out and delivered on time and way above expectations.
Thanks so much, your hard work and help has let me start to progress my house renovation once more. I couldn't have got to this stage without the treatment and reinstatement works you provided. Very much appreciated!

Andy Buckley

Ambient Preservation


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Ambient Preservation Q&A

Ambient Preservation Q&A

How long have you been in business?

Ambient Preservation was founded in 2003 by Dave Smyth .

What guarantee does your work come with?

Damp proofing and timber treatments come with a 20 year guarantee with the option to purchase an insurance backed 20 year guarantee

What do you love most about your job?

Identifying the causes of damp and timber infestations and repairing the damage caused

What inspired you to start your own business?

I wanted the satisfaction of creating a successful business that delivers a first class service and rewards it's employees accordingly.

Why should our clients choose you?

We are members of the Federation of Master Builders which means that our work is checked to make sure it is of a high standard. We are also members of Checkatrade and Checked and Vetted so our customers can post reviews about the work we have done for them and new customers can read the reviews posted about us. We are also Trading Standards approved and fully insured.

Services provided by Ambient Preservation

Ambient Preservation Services

Damp Proofing

Damp proofing generally entails removing damp plaster caused by rising or penetrating damp and injecting a chemical damp proof course. This is then complemented by the installation of a mesh membrane onto the brick or stone wall which is plaster boarded and plaster skimmed to create a dry perfectly plastered wall

Dry Rot and Wet Rot Treatment

Dry Rot is the most serious form of fungal decay in a building. The decay is caused by a certain species of fungi called Serpula lacrymans, also known as True Dry Rot, that digests parts of the wood which gives the wood strength and stiffness. Dry Rot is very destructive. It has the ability to pass through inert material to spread to other timbers. The mature fruiting bodies of wood-destroying fungi that develop during an attack produce millions of microscopic spores which are widely dispersed by air currents. Falling on untreated timber they will germinate to form a mass of hyphal threads called mycelium. Dry Rot affects timbers which are exposed to damp conditions and where there is a general lack of ventilation. Externally exposed timber, timber in contact with wet soil or masonry, or timber subject to a damp atmosphere can all suffer from fungal attack. Typical indications of dry rot being present include shrinking , darkening and cracks appearing in the timber. Under humid conditions a white fluffy ‘cotton wool’ mycelium develops. Under less humid conditions, a grey/ mushroom coloured skin with patches of yellow often develops. Fruiting bodies are soft, fleshy pancakes with an orange surface. Rust red coloured spore dust are frequently seen around fruiting bodies. The active decay often produces a musty, damp odour. What is Wet Rot? The two categories of wet rot - Brown Rots and White Rots - which can both be destructive to timber. Generally brown rots cause cuboidal cracking and shrinking of the timber whilst white rots tend to reduce the timber to a stringy, fibrous texture. The decay of the timber is typically confined to the area where it has become and remains wet. The high moisture content allows the fungus to establish and develop. Typical causes are gutter leaks, roofing defects, plumbing leaks etc. Damp, Poorly ventilated environments are susceptible to outbreaks of wet rot. The surveyors at Ambient Preservation will identify the type of fungal infestation and ensure that the correct treatment is specified. Although wet rot is far easier to control than dry rot, and does not travel through masonry, it is still important to combat it as early as possible. If left untreated it can cause severe damage to your property. Like dry rot, wet rot is caused by fungi. Unlike dry rot, the fungus which causes wet rot is not aggressive and will die when all moisture is removed from its environment. This fungus needs at least 35% of moisture content and inadequate ventilation to flourish. However, all wet rot treatments are the same: they depend on the exclusion of moisture and the removal and replacement of infected timbers. Chemical treatments are not usually required, however, they are provided as a protection to new timbers, or where the fungal growth has been particularly heavy; they can also be used to test the extent of wet rot damage and determine if a rotted but still serviceable timber should remain in place. The Source: Wet rot is caused by high moisture content and most commonly occurs in very damp areas or areas with poor ventilation. The first signs would usually be rotting of skirting boards and floorboards. Action to be taken: As with all kinds of rot, the first step of wet rot treatment would be to determine the source of the moisture. Timbers severely infected with fungal growth need to be removed & replaced, while those which are still serviceable may be retained and treated In severe cases of wet rot, chenical damp proofing of affected walls may be necessary

Water Damage

If your property has been affected by flooding or sewage we act quickly to remove standing water, dehumidify, dry and sanitize affected areas, and restore your property to its original condition. Our water damage repair team consists of skilled professionals who have years of experience working with water damaged properties and are on call 24/7. We understand how traumatic flooding can be so we promise to act fast to complete your water damage repairs and get you back to normal as quickly as possible. Sometimes the source of flooding can be simple to spot: the result of extreme weather conditions or a burst pipe. In some cases the causes of water damage are less obvious so we use the latest technology to find the source and carry out any water damage repair fast. Let Ambient Preservation help you with: 24/7 emergency response Emergency Plumbing Services Burst Pipe Repair Leak Detection Removal of Property & Storage Services Water Extraction Flood Damage Assessment Drying and Dehumidifying Flooded Areas Deodorizing, Mould Mildew and Odor Control Water Damage Repair Complete Property Restoration Direct Insurance Billing What's more, we will work with your insurance company making the water damage repair process as stress-less as possible for you.

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