Thorntonloch Caravan Park

We started this morning ( Easter Monday) a job at Thorntonloch Caravan park which is just past Torness Power Station.
The job is to fix the damp and rotten floors in the shower room areas.
We expect to have this job completed by Friday.

Royal Plaza Hotel

We start work next week at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Royal Terrace in Edinburgh. We have 5 basement rooms to waterproof and fit out, we are also undertaking damp proofing works to the basement of the Hotel we have 5 weeks to conclude our section of the job upon when the main contractor will take the job to completion.
With the help of Deltas technical surveyor Michael Vernon we designed the waterproofing system so all products used on the job will be supplied by Delta Membranes we are using Delta Slim Line PT Membranes for the damp proofing and Delta MS 500 Membranes for the waterproofing and the insurance backed Guarantees are from Specialist Buildings Guarantees
We are looking forward to undertaking this specialist complex waterproofing job.SBG Approved Certificate

Water Damage Repairs

We started another major water damage repair this week at a property in Balerno that suffered severe water damage due to burst pipes during the recent freeze this is the 2nd Floood job we have started in January the other one being in Gorebridge.

These jobs are complex and involve phase 1 Strip out phase 2 Dry out using drying equipment and dehumidifiers Phase 3 Re Build Phase 4 Re decoration we are now on the approved panel of an insurance company and have been for the last year every job we have done has went well with customers writing good reviews about our work.

If you are in need of our services we can provide a detailed report and estimate and we do emergency call outs if the report needs done urgently we have experience of working with Loss Adjusters and we keep the customers informed at all stages of the job.

We undertake surveys 7 days a week so if you need our assistance you can call me direct on 07455777635 or our Edinburgh office in Walker Street 0131 240 5430 or you can use our 24/7 7 days a week book a survey link here and if we can do the survey same day we will.

Insurance Backed Guarantees

We continue to offer our customers the highest quality of services and the comfort of Insurance Backed Guarantees on all our services.

Professional Property Preservation Services

Kingston Preservation provide damp proofing and timber treatments for dry & wet rot eradication to residential & commercial customers throughout Edinburgh, East Lothian, West Lothian, Midlothian, Fife and the Scottish Borders. In addition, we are specialists in the conversion of damp under-pavement cellars in Edinburgh’s New Town into dry usable spaces.

Damp Proofing & Timber Treatment in Edinburgh

For over 25 years, we have been undertaking all aspects of damp and timber treatments, for a wide range of clients in the Edinburgh region. Our damp proofing, dry & wet rot timber treatments and mould removal are all guaranteed for 30 years. Free surveys of property requiring treatment.

Cellar Conversions in Edinburgh’s New Town

We have developed our own processes for cellar conversions in Edinburgh’s New Town, to convert damp under-pavement vaulted cellars into dry and useful spaces that can be used for a variety of purposes, such as storage, utility rooms and offices. Perfect if you are looking to increase space in your property.

Torphichen Street November 2017

Surveys Same Day Service

We are now offering a same day fast track  service Survey so if you call in the morning or if at the time you call we have availability and are nearby we will call in on the same day of the survey enquiry and undertake the survey.

Example.  We received a call Yesterday asking if we could undertake a pre sale survey for dampness on a property in the City Centre of Edinburgh and it had to be done yesterday as we were only around 30 mins from the property and our next appointment was not till 4pm and it was 1.30 we said yes so we collected the keys from the selling Agent went online to check what the Home Report was detailing undertook the survey and returned the keys to the selling agent.

We got back to the office at 5pm and wrote the report and did the drawing of the property marked up detailing the damp we then e mailed the report to our client and the there solicitor which itemised the costs to fix the damp and provide a Guarantee.

Pre purchase surveys we charge for this service if you require fast track our same day service survey with report guaranteed to be sent the same day the survey fee is dependant on distance and time so see upon application.

We have been doing this service for the last 6 months without promoting the fast track survey service and it works as all our phone numbers are diverted onto my mobile when i am out the office so you get straight through to me and as i am the one who will undertake the service it is very manageable it is not unusual to leave in the morning with only 3 surveys booked in  and by the time we return we have carried out 6 or 7 surveys.

All calls go hands free to our Surveyors car and as i have an assistant with me who holds the diary we can quickly work out where the survey is and calculate a time we can fit the survey in also for customers unable to be home during the week we also carry out surveys on Saturdays and Sundays this service has also been very popular on a weekly basis we undertake between 30 to 40 surveys and have the capacity to do a lot more.

To take advantage of our fast track survey service call us direct on 07455777635  this number is also our Whats App number you can also reach us 24/7 7 days a week on our survey on line service link here or our Walker Street Head office number 0131 240 5430 or message us on facebook

Kingston 2018

We started back to work last week after having our Christmas and New Year break we did undertake quite a few emergency surveys for burst pipes over the holidays as they were emergency call outs 2 major water damage claims were attended to and all the paperwork has now been processed one job started last Tuesday and its a complete strip out dry out and re build, the other one at Balerno starts on the 22nd of January again a major flood damage claim.

Under street cellars are becoming more and more popular and we have 12 cellars booked in to start in January our Basement team have 2 major basement jobs currently in work in progress the one at Dublin Street is about 75% complete as is the Basement job at Clarendon Crescent Edinburgh.

Our Damp proofing team are really busy with jobs just started at Gilmore Place Edinburgh, Kirk Street in Prestonpans, a major operation to complete a Damp proof course strip plaster 1 metre high and fit Delta Membranes started yesterday in Ainslie Place Edinburgh and we are working all weekend to push this one to completion.

We also carried out Roof void spray treatment to roof timbers of a large Victorian property in North Berwick today so a good start to 2018 if we can be of any assistance with any projects you require looked at in 2018 contact us 7 days a week on our main number 07455777635 or you can use our book a survey form here

We carry out surveys 7 days a week.

Kingston Cellars

We are almost finished the super cellar conversion at Oxford Terrace in Edinburgh this cellar has fitted a toilet and a sink and has under floor heating and the floors and walls have been tiled as the owner is pretty tall we dug this cellar out reducing the floor level by 18 inches in order to create additional head height.

The cellar has been fitted with an internal double glazed door an extractor fan and down lighters the owner is extremely happy and gave us a gift today to thank us for doing his cellar conversion which will become an office.

If you require our companies services we can be contacted by e mail via our book a survey form here and by our Edinburgh Walker Street office phone line 0131 240 5430 or mobile 07455777635

We take this opportunity to wish all our customers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

14th December 2017 receiving a gift from a Happy Customer.

Home Report Dampness 3

You got a Home Report done so you can sell your property and it was marked as a category 3 just like the one shown below.

Dampness, rot and infestation
Repair category 3
Notes: The walls were tested for dampness and positive readings were obtained
in numerous areas. Timbers in contact with damp walls may be affected
by rot.
There is a water stain to the ceiling in the eastmost ancillary room.
There are areas of damp flooring in the eastmost ancillary room and also
at the side of the bath in the westmost bathroom.
There is dampness to the area around the chimney breast in the centre
ancillary room.
There are signs of woodworm infestation to the roof timbers.
In the circumstances, it is recommended that a  Timber specialist firm is
instructed to investigate the cause and full extent of these faults and provide a report and estimate.

Thats when you call us 07455777635 or contact us using our 24 hour 7 day a week enquiry form here if you can send us a copy of the Home report we can then organise for a fully qualified Timber Specialist surveyor to carry out the survey and provide a report and qualifying a price to repair the issues.In most instances the survey is undertaken within 24 hours after taking the instruction.

The works can be carried out before you go on the market, or after you move out and before the buyer moves in Kingston Preservation are recommended by Allied Surveyors and we have helped hundreds of customers to get there house sold by taking advantage of our Home Report Repair service.

Kingston Review

We received this e mail from a happy customer so a big thank you to all the team who worked on this job its good to get e mails from happy customers once we complete the job on time on schedule and on Budget.


Jilly Greig

Nov 27 (7 days ago)

Kingston preservation did an amazing job refurbishing my home after a long term leak from shower and bath plumbing caused by a previous plumbers efforts. Stuart was friendly, approachable and very keen to do the best job possible as quickly as possible. I run a bed and breakfast business so timing was vital.
His team were amazingly quick, efficient and professional and I am delighted with the finished job. Thank you so much to all the team and to you for your great service Stuart. I would highly recommend you to anyone looking to get a professional job done quickly and by caring and knowledgeable tradesmen. If you need a great job done call Kingston!!!
J. GreigEast Lothian
If you require our assistance give us a call on 07455777635, Land Line 0131 240 5430, or you can e mail us 24/7 7 days a week using this link the services we cover are  Basement Conversions Under Street Cellar Conversions, Rising Damp, Home Report Damp and Timber Section marked with a 2 or 3 we can fix Dry Rot Woodworm Wet Rot Tanking and plastering.
We also now have an all trades team who deal with Insurance Claims for flood and fire damage.
We also have our own decorating team so we can supply quote for re decoration if required.

Arriving to do Survey

Kingston Cellars Update

We are currently working on cellars in the New Town area of Edinburgh and working to complete all these cellars in the next few weeks ongoing jobs/work in progress are 5 cellars at Palmerston Place, 2 at Clarendon Crescent, 1 at Oxford Terrace, 4 at St Bernards Crescent, 2 at Northumberland Street,1 at Saxe Coburg Place, 1 at Torphichen Street, and 1 at Chester Street, and one at Rosebury Avenue that’s 18 cellars all due to be completed this month.

Our basement team just completed a basement at Morningside which used to be a bank we waterproofed the entire basement, we are currently working on 2 other basement projects one is at Dublin Street and the other is at Newington another former bank being converted to a gym, we also have a basement project at Clarendon Crescent where we have removed all the concrete floors in the basement and all the plaster 1 metre high we are in progress of fitting Delta to all the basement walls prior to new floors going down.

Our damp proofing and plastering team are also busy this team exclusively do the rising damp and replastering projects where we strip the damp plaster 1etre high we then drill and install a new DPC prior to fitting Delta Membranes before replastering this service is popular when Home reports pick up damp at the survey at make the Home report as a 2 or a 3 we can get that reduced to a 1 following  the completion of our treatments.

Our water damage and Insurance repair team are almost complete on the water damage repairs job at Ugston Cottage this was an all trades repair which involved the removal and replacement of a bathroom after all the water damaged timbers were repaired this job will be completed next week.

In total, we have an accumulative total of current work in progress of 24 jobs which will all be completed by Christmas.

Surveys and estimates are still ongoing on a seven day a week basis and we can do surveys within 2 days of inquiry some can be done on same day of inquiry if we are in the area you can contact our surveyor direct on 07455777635 to book in a survey or utilize our 24/7 7 days a week inquiry online form here.

Torphichen Street November 2017

Waterproofing a basement in Newington November 2017

Cellar being waterproofed in Chester Street November 2017.

2 Cellars being waterproofed in Northumberland Street November 2017.