Shaw Preservations Limited was set up in 1974
to specialise in the eradication of woodworm, fungal decay and rising
damp in buildings, plus cellar waterproofing. This was expanded
in 1987 to cover wall tie replacement and hoop iron removal.
In view of the amount of rogue traders, it is strongly
recommended that any work carried out with regards to damp and timber
surveys should be with a BWPDA appointed contractor.
Our surveyors DO NOT work on commission.
All our surveyors are fully qualified.
Should you have any work carried out by Shaw
Preservations, at least one member of staff will have been employed
with Shaws for at least 10 years thereby solving unforeseen problems
very quickly (most staff have been with us for over 20 years!!)
We carry out work for Housing Associations,
Councils, Architects, Surveyors,
Estate Agents, Building Contractors
We only use top quality chemicals at the right
concentrations in the recommended quantities. In most cases the
materials used are environmentally safe.
Our insurance is NOT a warranty and is not
dependant on a chemical company.
We offer 20-year guarantees for Timber
treatments and damp-proofing Free of
We are the largest specialists of Hoop
Iron and can survey, remove and insert Hoop irons.
When comparing quotations from other companies,
we recommend you look for the following:
The surveyors are qualified,
CRDS/CTIS (damp/timbers) -
Usually held by older members of the association as these were
taken before the newer qualification below.
CSRT (both the above plus
the Health & Safety and law qualification)
CSSW (basement Waterproofing)
Check the person carrying out the inspection
has full qualifications.
The Company is a member of the PCA (formerly
known as the BWPDA)
Some companies say they are “approved
Contractors of ……” this means the chemical company
allows them to sell their chemicals!! Some of our office staff
have been on the same course as these “Approved Contractors”
in order to deal more efficiently with any enquiries you have
( but we wouldn't let them survey your property!!)
British Wood Preservation & Damp-proofing