About Us

Prokil – The Name You Can Trust

The original founder and main driving force of the last 50 years is Jim Thorne whose immense knowledge and experience has been passed throughout Prokil, creating a passion and dedication within the team. We are a privately owned damp-proofing / timber treatment and building company with a dedicated team whose aim over the past 50 years has been to provide a fast, efficient and outstanding customer service, with comprehensive one-to-one dialogue and backup to clients throughout the South. This ensures our clients are fully conversant with our paperwork and the nature of any defects found during our damp and timber survey. We have attended thousands of domestic and commercial properties throughout the south, successfully controlling, curing and treating damp, rising damp, woodworm, dry rot, wet rot and all other forms of dampness, condensation and timber decay found in buildings.

We are known as the estate agents’ / building and structural surveyors’ favourite and used by 99% of them as our service and price are second to none.

Our Team

Our Team of surveyors have undergone internal and external training to gain the necessary qualifications – namely BWPDA (British Wood preservations and Damp-proofing Ass.) & CSRT (Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatment) & CTIS (Certificated Timber Infestation Surveyor), enabling them to correctly diagnose a damp, rising damp, woodworm or fungal decay problem and to recommend the correct remedial measures of controlling or treating them. Our engineers are Certified in Structural Survey of Waterproofing – CSSW.

We’re Different

Unlike some other damp-proofing and woodworm treatment companies, Prokil do not employ commission-based ‘salesmen’, so you can rest assured that when one of our surveyors visits your property to inspect a damp or timber problem, he is not there to ‘find’ work but to advise and recommend measures to control and cure the problem.

Following a home buyer’s survey, or mortgage valuation survey, you may have received a pre-purchase report where the surveyor’s report has highlighted a list of defects relating to rising damp and timber decay. Prokil can provide practical advice and a written quotation if necessary, for any remedial damp and timber decay repairs that have been specified by your mortgage lender’s building surveyors.

Specialist Surveyors

Should you require the services of a damp & timber specialist surveyor surveyor on a commercial or residential property you are intending to buy or already own, Prokil offer a prompt, professional service. To speak to a specialist surveyor, or to book a survey, telephone or send an email with your enquiry.

Prokil are proud to be members of the Property Care Association (PCA) and TrustMark approved. We have branches in Bournemouth & Brighton that carry out work to the standard required by the PCA and TrustMark organisations.


Please note – some of our locations may be operated by franchises.


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