Published: 18 July 2023
Prokil was called out to survey the former George Pub in New Milton, which is currently undergoing a comprehensive restoration and conversion into residential dwellings. Upon inspection, it was evident that the property had been neglected and was in a deteriorated condition.
Work carried out:
After surveying the property, Prokil recommended a damp-proofing system be installed. This would help preserve the building’s longevity and address the presence of active wood-boring insects in the roof structure.
The client’s responsibilities were clearly outlined in the written report we provided after the initial site survey, and included preparing the building for us ahead of time. We maintained effective communication throughout the duration of the project, with regular updates on the client’s requirements and finalisation of internal finishes.
Once the preparations were made, we returned to install a waterproof membrane and inject a chemical damp proof course. The timber elements of the structure had been sandblasted by a specialised third-party company, allowing us to treat the timbers with a dual-purpose insecticide and biocide to prevent woodworm infestations.
A final site visit was conducted with the site manager, during which we identified some small areas where the client’s workforce had removed sections of the damp proof membrane to facilitate the installation of internal fixtures and fittings. We’ve since agreed to make a final visit to address any remaining snagging issues and make sure all necessary repairs have been completed. This will allow the issuance of the requested insurance-backed guarantee.