Bury St Edmunds
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APP is an experienced and professional waterproofing specialist, servicing Bury St Edmunds. We specialise in providing effective and long-lasting solutions to all kinds of damp-proofing and watertight issues in homes and commercial properties. 

Our team of experts bring years of experience in the field, along with deep knowledge and understanding of how best to keep your space secure from the damaging effects of water ingress. With the latest tools and technologies, we can secure our clients a permanently dry internal environment, no matter where their property may be located.

At APP, we are committed to delivering high-quality results that not only give you peace of mind but also improve the value, comfort and longevity of your home or business premises. Whether your property suffers from rising dampness, condensation problems or structural setbacks due to exposure to standing water, our team will ensure your building is safe and dry again in no time at all.

Structural Waterproofing in Bury St Edmunds Since 1967

For over 50 years, APP has been providing the highest quality structural waterproofing solutions to customers in Bury St Edmunds and beyond. Our team consists of experienced professionals who have been perfecting their craft since 1967.

We understand the importance of paying attention to detail when it comes to structural waterproofing. This means that each job is treated separately, taking into account the specific requirements for your property or building type. 

With our waterproofing expertise and guidance, you can be sure that the outcome will be an impeccable performance from start to finish – with no risk of infiltration down the line.

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Trusted Basement Waterproofing Experts

When looking for a basement waterproofing solution or other damp-proofing needs, you want the absolute best from a trustworthy source. That’s why we take extra measures at APP, making sure that all projects are completed with total honesty and transparency in mind. 

We work in tandem with contractors, architects and the homeowner to achieve the desired result in all basement waterproofing projects. Our engineers adhere to all basement waterproofing regulations and we’re fully insured and guaranteed to safely complete any job

We believe in offering comprehensive services and comprehensive customer care – ensuring you can always depend on us for reliable results and comfort. 

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Basement Conversions in Bury St Edmunds

As the leading specialists in basement conversions in Bury St Edmunds, APP has been transforming darkness into light for years. 

We specialise in turning basements into useful and comfortable spaces for homes and businesses – offering our customers a perfect solution to maximise their floor space, increase their value and make the most of the area underneath their home or building. 

At APP, we recognise that no two projects are ever the same when it comes to basement conversions – which is why we take extra care to tailor every job to your individual requirements. 

Our experienced team of basement conversion professionals work closely with you to develop a design that meets your specific needs and budget. Before any work begins, we ensure that all relevant legal regulations are met and that there is adequate insulation and waterproofing throughout – giving you complete confidence.

We also take great pride in our attention to detail; so you can be sure that all wiring, plumbing, lighting and ventilation systems are expertly incorporated within the completed space. With APP, you can be certain of a beautiful transformation every time – one that will last a lifetime! Contact us today if you’re interested in having a basement conversion done at your Bury St Edmunds property.

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We’re Ready To Help You

Please get in touch with our friendly team today and we can get the ball rolling on your project sooner than you think.

01223 244 515

The Complete Property Preservation Solution

Property preservation is a critical part of residential and commercial property management. It is the process of protecting and maintaining the condition of a property in order to keep it safe, secure and in usable condition. From carrying out repairs to controlling pest infestations, waterproofing and renovating buildings, property preservation is essential for preserving and increasing the value of any investment.

Property preservation begins with proactive maintenance activities such as regular inspections, cleaning, repairs to roofs and walls as well as addressing any issues that may arise with plumbing or electrical systems. This helps to protect your property from structural damage due to neglect or harsh weather conditions. Additionally, regular maintenance can help to increase energy efficiency by replacing outdated heating and cooling systems – leading to lower monthly utility bills in the long run.

Damp Diagnosis

Damp Control in Bury St Edmunds

It is essential to recognise the importance of damp control in properties and the potential dangers of moisture-related issues if left untreated. Choosing the right type of treatment in an appropriate and timely manner is critical, which is why selecting APP to manage dampness problems is the right solution. 

APP offers a comprehensive range of services that can attack and prevent any issues caused by rising or penetrating damp, making sure your property remains safe from mould, mildew and other sources of damage. 

APP’s team have years of experience working on domestic and commercial properties alike, conducting thorough inspections to identify the source of the problem before taking any necessary action and creating an action plan tailored to individual needs. 

In addition to our expertise, APP also provides excellent customer service with our friendly team offering a personal touch throughout every stage of the process. So if you’re concerned about rising or penetrating damp in your property in Bury St Edmunds – look no further than APP! Your property could be at risk if left unchecked so make sure you contact us today for more information.

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Rising Damp Services

Rising damp can prove to be a real problem in properties, so finding the right solution is essential. Although there are various approaches to take, they all involve an initial inspection of the affected area and identifying the source of the issue before treating it with suitable rising damp solutions. 

Generally speaking, these solutions involve installing a physical damp proof course (DPC) that prevents moisture from passing between floors or walls, or alternatively injecting DPC creams into masonry cavities or around windows and doors. Installing a dehumidifier may also be recommended as it regulates air moisture levels; additionally, specialist chemicals may be applied directly onto brickwork and mortar joints to stop water molecules from crossing through them. 

By following these simple recommendations, any problems associated with rising damp can be tackled successfully without causing damage to your property in Bury St Edmunds. So contact professionals today for advice on which rising damp solution would be best suited to your needs!

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Penetrating Damp Services

The presence of penetrating damp in properties across Bury St Edmunds is a cause for serious concern, as it can have detrimental effects on living conditions and the building structure itself. Identifying the source of the issue and applying an appropriate solution is therefore essential for restoring these properties to their former glory. 

Typically, penetrating damp solutions involve tackling both external factors such as roof repairs or replacing damaged soffits and fascias, as well as looking internally to fix insulation issues or treating cavity walls with silicone-based creams. It is also important to ensure that any guttering system is clear and functioning correctly. 

Window sills are another common entry point for moisture which must be carefully sealed before proceeding with any further action. Any outdated electrical systems should also be checked; outside influences such as vegetation growing close to walls often contribute to moisture problems, which is why regular maintenance of your property’s exterior should be carried out too. 

If you’re having problems with penetrating damp in your home or business premises in Bury St Edmunds, contact APP today for professional advice regarding the best course of action available to you! An expert team will be able to identify problem areas and devise an effective solution tailored to your particular needs – from minor repairs right through to complete renovation projects.

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Condensation Solutions

Condensation damp is a common form of moisture in properties across Bury St Edmunds, so finding suitable solutions is essential for ensuring a comfortable and healthy living environment. There are various methods available to treat the problem but it’s important to identify the source of the issue before proceeding with further action. 

A common condensation damp solution involves reducing the amount of humidity in your home by improving ventilation – this can be done through simply opening windows more often or fitting extractor fans in areas where condensation tends to occur, such as bathrooms and kitchens. Additional insulation may be advised to prevent warm air from escaping outside, while dehumidifiers can help regulate air moisture levels too.

On the other hand, if external issues such as broken roof tiles or inadequate guttering systems are causing water ingress into your property, it’s important to take appropriate steps before any internal treatments can be carried out; otherwise, you run the risk of water seeping back into the walls and creating further problems.

If you’re experiencing problems with condensation damp in Bury St Edmunds, contact APP today for expert advice on which solution would be most suited to your particular needs – from simple low-cost repairs right through to complete renovation projects. Don’t risk further damage – speak to us today!

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Black Mould Removal

Black mould can be a serious health hazard if left untreated in properties across Bury St Edmunds, so it’s important to take immediate action upon discovering any presence of it. 

As with any form of damp, you should identify the source of the problem before proceeding with any solutions – this will usually involve an inspection from a professional surveyor to establish where the moisture is coming from and what measures are necessary to treat it.

Condensation damp can often be resolved by improving ventilation methods; this could involve replacing seals on windows or fitting extractor fans in areas such as bathrooms and kitchens. Alternatively, installing dehumidifiers or resealing external walls with waterproof coatings can also help limit further outbreaks.

If black mould itself has already formed on surfaces inside your home, quick and efficient removal is essential in order to prevent further contamination. Specialised cleaning products designed specifically for this purpose are available, otherwise contact APP today for expert advice tailored to your particular needs. 

In addition, it’s always best practice to wear protective clothing when attempting black mould removal and ensure that all affected areas are adequately ventilated throughout the cleaning process.

Black Mould

We’re Ready To Help You

Please get in touch with our friendly team today and we can get the ball rolling on your project sooner than you think.

01223 244 515

Wood Beams

Bury St Edmunds Timber Preservation

The structural integrity of a property is dependent on the condition of its timber components. Without proper preservation, timber can become affected by rot and decay, resulting in costly repairs or even unsafe living conditions. That’s why it’s always a good idea to employ professionals to survey your property for signs of damage to ensure that preventative action can be taken as soon as possible.

Timber preservation involves using specialised treatments such as wood preservatives which help protect against fungal decay, woodworm and other forms of deterioration caused by moisture or woodworm. These products are not only cost-effective but also potentially life-saving and should be considered an essential part of any property maintenance plan. 

It’s important to note that these treatments must be applied correctly in order to ensure their longevity – so if you’re unsure about what kind of treatment is necessary for your particular timber components, it’s always best to enlist the assistance of a qualified professional to carry out a survey. They will be able to identify any problems quickly and easily and come up with appropriate recommendations – ultimately saving you time, money and damage in the long run. 

If you live in Bury St Edmunds and need help with timber preservation or have any questions about the services we provide at APP then don’t hesitate to get in touch! We are always available for advice or surveys tailored specifically for your needs.

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Wet Rot Services

Wet rot is a type of fungal decay that can occur in many types of wood, such as joists, flooring and walls. It differs from dry rot in that it needs a higher humidity level to thrive, typically caused by either water or steam. Wet rot is incredibly damaging to properties and can easily spread if left untreated, leading to expensive repair work.

It’s essential to identify the source of the wet rot problem before attempting removal, as this will usually involve an inspection from a professional. This is due to the fact that there may be other underlying causes contributing to the infestation such as condensation damp or poor ventilation. Once these issues have been identified, more suitable solutions can be sought out; for example, changing seals on windows or fitting extractor fans in areas where moisture levels are high.

If wet rot itself has already formed on surfaces inside your home then appropriate steps must be taken for successful removal – specialised cleaning products designed specifically for this purpose can be found but if you require further assistance then don’t hesitate to contact our specialists. We offer expert advice tailored specifically for your needs.

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Dry Rot Services

Dry rot is a type of fungal decay that affects wood in properties and can cause significant damage if left untreated. It typically forms when air is unable to circulate freely or when temperatures are too high, leading to the growth of fungi which consume moisture from the surrounding timber. 

The presence of dry rot can be identified by a musty smell and dark matter located at the point where the rot is present. It’s important that this is treated as soon as possible as it can quickly spread, leading to weakened beams and joists and expensive repair work. 

If you suspect that your property may be affected by dry rot then it’s best to contact a qualified professional for advice – they will be able to inspect your property for signs of damage and come up with suitable advice tailored specifically for your needs.  When attempting removal, certain products such as fungicidal wash should always be used with caution as incorrect usage could lead to further damage – so always seek expert assistance if you require more information! 

At APP we regularly conduct surveys in order to identify any potential problems – we have experience in both removing existing dry rot and providing preventative measures. So, if you live in Bury St Edmunds or the surrounding area then don’t hesitate to get in touch for your dry rot treatment plan! We are here to help!


Woodworm Identification

Woodworm is a type of insect that feeds on timber, specifically the larval stage of beetles. There are several species of woodworm beetle and they can cause significant damage to furniture, flooring and structural timber if left untreated.

While adult beetles typically emerge during the summer months it’s possible to identify an infestation all year round by looking out for signs such as small flight holes (made by emerging beetles), granular frass (a powder-like substance created by larvae consuming wood) or a musty smell. 

If you believe your property may be affected then it’s best to contact a local specialist who will be able to advise on the most suitable treatment for your particular situation – this could include chemical treatments, vacuum extraction or heat treatments depending on the severity of the issue. 

At APP we offer professional advice tailored specifically for you needs – from conducting surveys to identifying potential infestations and providing appropriate management solutions. We have years of experience in dealing with woodworm issues so don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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We’re Ready To Help You

Please get in touch with our friendly team today and we can get the ball rolling on your project sooner than you think.

01223 244 515

Home Insulation

Bury St Edmunds Home Insulation Services

Home insulation is a crucial element of saving energy and money in our homes. It helps to reduce heat loss and provides several other benefits such as being quieter, healthier and more comfortable which can significantly enhance the living quality in our properties.

When it comes to installing insulation, professional installation is always advised as this will ensure that the job is done correctly and safely. Poorly fitted insulation can leave gaps where heat can escape, which defeats the purpose of having it installed in the first place! Professional installers will make sure that the insulation has been properly fitted and therefore maximise energy efficiency. 

It’s also important to note that different types of insulation require different techniques for installation – for example, some materials need to be cut into strips or have ventilation holes drilled into them in order to fit precisely. Professional installers are likely to have much more experience with these tasks than a keen DIYer and so they can make sure everything has been fitted correctly without any guesswork involved. 

At APP we understand how important good home insulation is – we offer a range of services specifically tailored for your needs including surveys, installation options and advice on how you can improve your property’s energy efficiency. If you live in Bury St Edmunds then please get in touch, we’re here to help!

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Loft Insulation Service

The UK is one of the most advanced countries for energy efficiency, and this is evident in the regulations surrounding loft insulation. According to government legislation, updated in 2003, lofts should have a minimum level of insulation

The recommended thickness of insulation is 270mm (in England, Wales and Northern Ireland) or 250mm (in Scotland) in order to meet current building regulations. Unfortunately, as many as 3 million homes across the country currently have inadequate or no insulation in their lofts, leading to increased energy bills and wasted energy over time. 

But it’s not just about saving money – having appropriate levels of insulation can help to reduce your home’s carbon footprint too. Studies have shown that installing thick loft insulation can save up to 1 tonne of CO2 emissions per year on average – that’s the equivalent of taking a car off the road every year!

At APP we understand how important loft insulation is – our experienced team offer professional advice tailored specifically to your needs – from conducting surveys to installation options.

Home Insulation

Room In Roof Insulation Installation

Room in roof insulation is an important part of making sure that your home is energy efficient, as it stops heat from escaping out of the roof and helps keep your house warm during the winter months. 

Insulating a room in a roof typically involves adding extra layers of material such as reflective foil, mineral wool or rigid foam boards depending on the type of roof construction used.

As well as choosing the right type of insulation material, it’s also important to ensure that there is good ventilation when insulating a room in a roof. Without adequate ventilation, moisture can build up and cause damp and condensation which can lead to damage to other parts of the property over time – this can be especially damaging if it reaches wooden frames and beams.

Good ventilation also helps protect insulation materials from moisture damage – something that can significantly reduce the life-span of the insulation itself. Heat recovery systems such as trickle vents, air bricks and mechanical extractor fans can help remove stale air from the space while still providing enough fresh air for healthy living conditions. 

At APP we understand how important good quality room in roof insulation is – our experienced team offer professional advice tailored for your needs including surveys, installation options and advice on ventilation systems too.

Internal Wall Insulation Projects

Internal wall insulation is a great way to make your home more energy efficient and reduce your energy bills over time. It involves adding extra layers of insulation material to the internal walls and cavities of your property in order to reduce heat loss, keeping your home warmer for longer.

The process for installing internal wall insulation typically depends on the type of construction used in the building – for example whether it’s a solid masonry or a timber frame construction. Generally speaking, though, it involves creating a ‘thermal layer’ by adding materials such as mineral wool or rigid foam boards, either through adhesives or mechanical fixings. 

The value of having internal wall insulation installed cannot be understated – studies have shown that it can reduce energy bills by as much as 40%, while also helping to reduce a home’s carbon footprint! Higher quality products like rockwool are also very effective in reducing noise pollution due to increased mass and better sound absorption capabilities. 

Our vastly experienced team here at APP have the expertise and understanding to professionally survey, design and install internal wall insulation to the highest of standards.We’ve been helping properties across Bury St Edmunds and the surrounding area for over five decades. So we’re confident we can make a difference to your home.

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Ground Gas Protection

Ground Gas Membrane Across Bury St Edmunds

Ground gas membranes are designed to protect property from potentially harmful gases, mainly methane and carbon dioxide, that can escape from contaminated land or subsoil. These gasses can be highly toxic and, if left untreated, can cause serious damage to the existing building structure.

Ground gas membranes provide an effective solution for controlling ground gasses as they act as a barrier preventing them from entering the property. They are positioned between the existing substrate, such as soil or concrete, and the building’s foundation. The membrane is usually made of either a plastic sheet or foil which is installed on the ground before any further construction begins.

Ground Gas Surveying

It’s important to check whether ground gas membranes are needed when carrying out any new builds or major renovations due to the risk of possible contamination from past activities such as landfill sites that may have been built on top of the land in question. 

The toxic effects of ground gasses are not just restricted to structural damage – once inside your property, they can also pose significant health risks by affecting air quality, causing headaches and dizziness due to higher levels of carbon dioxide, and long-term respiratory illnesses due to exposure to dangerous pollutants in methane. All this makes it even more imperative that robust ground gas membranes are used at all times.

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Book Your APP Professional Survey Today

If you live in Bury St Edmunds or the surrounding area please don’t hesitate to book in your survey with our friendly team. You can call us or fill out the contact form and we can get the ball rolling on your project. 

We look forward to working with you! 

01223 244 515