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Woodworm Treatments

Woodworm is the common term for wood boring insects that lay eggs within the hairline cracks of timber that then hatch and bore through the wood leaving a series of tunnels that damage and weaken the timber over time. There are four common woodworms types in the UK; Common Furniture Beetle, House Longhorn, Death Watch Beetle and Woodboring Weevil. All these types of woodworm can cause serious damage to your property with common furniture beetle being the most common of them all.

You can usually spot woodworm by the small round holes they leave in woodwork often leaving a light coloured dust (also known as frass) outside or below the flight hole.

Woodworm holes does not always mean it is currently active/alive. If you notice any signs or are concerned then please contact one of our team.

Timber treatment

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About us

J. Martin Preservations is a family run business based in Willingdon, serving East Sussex, West Sussex, Kent, South London and Surry with an array of damp proofing and timber treatment solutions. We also specialise in all aspects of plastering including colour rendering. Parex colour rendering has become one of our most common external coverings due to its benefits to the building, breathability, water resistance and fantastic finish result.

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"“Nothing was too much bother for James Martin and his employees. They were cheerful, polite and always kept us informed about the progress of the work. On a number of occasions they suggested improvements to the original specification and whilst this caused them some extra work they did it at no cost to us. The standard of work was exceptional. I was particularly impressed by James's knowledge of how to cure damp problems. I would, without any reservation, recommend him and his company.”"

Cellar conversion

"“I was very impressed with the quality and finish of work carried out. It really finished off the house externally. James and his renderers attention to detail was superb and once finished the surrounding areas were spotless.”"

K rend coloured render applied to external walls.

"James and his team have done a fantastic job installing a damp proof course into our living room front wall and second bedroom. The additional work of a large steel bar which needed to be added in the second bedroom was not too much trouble, and James had a team on hand straight away to have the work done promptly. We are particularly grateful to James and team for fitting us in on evenings and weekends, around their already busy work schedule. The plastering and finish has been completed to a high standard and we would certainly recommend J Martin Preservations to others."

Damp proof course installed in living room and second bedroom

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