We have now entered period 3 of the year and due to current extensive workload we have added new joiners to the team projects currently on going are an extensive water damage project in Gorgie Road in Edinburgh where the building was submerged under 3 feet of water the walls are all being fitted with Delta Membranes and the floors painted with an epoxy resin paint the property is being converted into a gym and we are working alongside the main contractor on this project who is Our cellar conversion teams are also very busy with cellars currently work in progress are 2 at Heriot Row, 3 at Carlton Street, 2 at Moray Place,3 at Manor Place, and 3 at Dundas Street 1 at Union Street, and one starts tomorrow at Grosvnor Street so 15 currently work in progress.
Our Damp proofing teams are also very busy we are currently work in progress at a basement in Hillside Crescent in Edinburgh on a property with extensive rising damp the walls are stripped 1 metre high and the exposed walls are drilled and a new damp proof course inserted followed by the fitment of Delta PT Membranes the walls are then plaster finished we have 2 teams of plasterers working flat out and we are currently booked 3 weeks ahead with this type of work. We are also currently working on 2 Basement waterproofing jobs where the entire basements of these properties are being waterproofed 1 at Dublin Street and one at Clarendon Crescent in Edinburgh.
We are starting an extensive water damage job next week at Buckingham Terrace this is another insurance water damage repair where a burst mains pipe flooded 3 floors of the building the clients are moving out for 6 weeks to allow our restoration and drying out works to be completed.
Surveying and enquiries are at an all time high with up to 8 surveys a day being done 7 days a week to keep up with demand.
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.
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.
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.
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 https://www.facebook.com/kingstonpreservation
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 http://www.kingston-preservation.co.uk/book-a-survey/
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.
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
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
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.
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.
Nov 27 (7 days ago)
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!!!
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