Telephone: 029 2061 0640

Mobile: 07831 278336

26 Porthamal Road, Rhiwbina, Cardiff

Damp Proofing Cardiff

Britannia Damp Proofing
A division of Peter E Smith Builders

Britannia is a division of Peter E Smith. They provide guaranteed building work services including damp proofing, timber preservations and woodworm repair.

building and roofing contractor based in Cardiff

Timber Preservation

timber_preservationWood is without a doubt the only truly sustainable resource for construction.  Softwoods grown out of plantation sources are most widely used in construction but such timber lacks required structural durability for most scenarios.

However, with the correct treatment in conjunction with good maintenance it can deliver outstanding performance for any application for safety, value and sustainability. Preserved timber is the ideal construction resource.


wood_wormWoodworms can be extremely frustrating, and a pain to get rid of.  They start off small, as the larvae of the beetles feed on the timber, but larger holes are soon formed as the adult beetle rises to mate.  There are multiple species of woodworm which only contributes to the difficulties of exterminations, as the treatment method depends on which species is attacking the timber.

As the strength of the timber decreases, the risk of structural failure increases.  It’s essential to catch woodworm as soon as it is discovered.


dry_rotMany household facilities can contribute to the creation of dry rot; a highly dangerous structural fallacy.  Causes include:  leaking baths, showers, sinks, pipes, fridges, general plumbing, condensation and cracked walls.

Dry rot can cause a massive impact on structural stability, but no matter how serious the cause is – if rectified in time and the timber left to dry, the dry rot will eventually stabilize and become controlled.

Britannia offer a 30 year guarantee on all work carried out. We are proud members of The Federation of Master Builders and are also Sovereign Approved Contractors.

If you are interested in any of the services that we have to offer and would like to know more, or even to obtain a free no obligation quote then please feel free to contact us on 029 2061 0640 or 0783 127 8336.

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