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About us


The Craft Preservation Co Ltd specialises in the evaluation, control and treatment of damp and timber decay in buildings.

Based in Reading, we cover a geographical area of approximately 50 mile radius, from Oxford in the North to Winchester in the South, Bristol in the West to the M25 in the East. We are a small, friendly company who have a loyal customer base as we have proved reliable and trustworthy over the numerous years of trading. Our membership of the PCA assures you that our surveys can be trusted to be accurate delivering peace of mind through detailed investigation and correct diagnosis. The survey is carried out by trained, experienced, vetted and qualified surveyors. If repairs and treatments are required we promise to complete these efficiently and safely, using only skilled and experienced operatives. We will provide you with a 20 year guarantee certificate for most rising damp and timber treatments and a 10 year guarantee for various other works. You will also have the benefit of an independent insurance backed guarantee through our relationship with Guarantee Protection Insurance (GPI).


We can also demonstrate our commitment to Health & Safety through our membership of Exor – Safe Contractor www.exorms.co.uk, the PCA, Trustmark (the government endorsed standards agency) www.trustmark.com and www.checkatrade.com

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Our broad customer base includes homeowners, local authorities, estate agents, housing associations, building contractors, architects and surveyors.



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For peace of mind we offer a 20 year guarantee for our rising damp and timber treatments. On occasions we can offer short term guarantees to cover works to control water ingress (penetrating damp) issues.

Our 20 year guarantee can also be independently Insurance backed by GPI for additional peace of mind. There is a small charge (typically less than £100) for this optional GPI insurance backed guarantee.