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Building & Preservation (Northern) Limited T/A Danford Brewer & Ives

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4.9

49 Reviews

Opening Hours
Today - 08:00–17:30
  • Monday 08:00–19:00
  • Tuesday 08:00–17:30
  • Wednesday 08:00–17:30
  • Thursday 08:00–17:30
  • Friday 08:00–17:30
  • Saturday - Closed
  • Sunday - Closed

About

Danford Brewer & Ives provide a wide range of building services including damp proofing, timber treatment, basement conversions, extensions, building maintenance and basement conversions.

We are based in Ripon, North Yorkshire and our expert team of builders and surveyors cover Yorkshire, the North East and parts of Chester too.

We offer a complete service for all timber treatment, building maintenance and improvement work that your property may need. You can rely on us to carry out any size of job from small building maintenance projects through to a complete house renovation basement conversion or extension.

What we do

  • Builders

  • Damp proofing and timber preservation services

    • Timber treatment services
  • More Services

    • basement conversions
    • timber treatments

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4.9
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4.9
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Good work damp proofing
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Danford, Brewer & Ives sent a team of polite, hardworking colleagues to damp proof part of our old house. The work progressed on time and within budget but with the flexibility to add some work and remove another task for a different specialist to complete. Knocking off old plaster, installing the magic damp proofing wire and a damp proofing membrane, plaster board and skimming were never going to be quiet and mess free operations. Everything was completed in a sympathetic manner with full explanation of what was to be done. We recommend Danford, Brewer & Ives without hesitation.
Customer in North Yorkshire Posted on 22/09/2021 , work completed 14/09/2021
Damp-proofing and a few surprises
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DBI carried out damp-proofing to the whole of the downstairs of my house while myself and two cats remained living in it, which was no easy feat. There were a few surprises along the way, such as needing to have new floors and floor joists and having a new member of the team who initially was not up to speed but everything was dealt with appropriately and the established workmen who came were marvellous. Nothing was too much trouble and they were considerate of the fact that I was still living and working on the premises while the work was being undertaken. Communication was good both between head office and the team attending and I am reassured by the fact that the work comes with a 25 year guarantee. I can definitely recommend DBI if you're house is in need of their services.
Customer in West Yorkshire Posted on 19/09/2021 , work completed 10/09/2021
Woodworm timber treatment to underfloor joists and garage roof timbers
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We used DBI to treat the underfloor joists of our house and roof timbers in the garage which were showing early signs of woodworm infestation. The process to receive a quote for the works and the price offered for both treatments to be done was very competitive and carried out relatively quickly. Another deciding factor was the provision of an insurance backed guarantee for the works. The operatives who performed the work were on time friendly and very informative about the works done. Very happy with the service provided and would certainly use their other services and recommend them to others.
Customer in North Yorkshire Posted on 08/09/2021 , work completed 07/09/2021
Excellent, thorough job done!
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Having heard from others that DB&I are the best local firm to deal with damp issues, I was not disappointed. We live in an oldish property and the necessary work was quite invasive and much of it had to be done inside. One is always nervous about building work, but from early on, after a reassuring initial investigative visit by David, I felt confident that Steve and all members of the DB&I team were going to take the time and trouble to look after the house and get the job done carefully and properly. The final balance was £70 over budget and that small extra cost was entirely correct and I had no complaint at all. There was also an unforeseen hiccup along the way - nobody's fault - but the team went beyond the extra mile to put it right, even though it meant an extra day's work. Each and every member of the team (I think we saw 6 workers?) was cheerful, thoughtful, careful and good fun to have around. They all cleaned up carefully at the end of each day, and especially on the final day. Finally, the office staff have been great to deal with as well, and they have undertaken to send through the 10 year guarantee for the work, so many thanks to Emma and Kieran.
Customer in North Yorkshire Posted on 27/02/2021 , work completed 26/02/2021
Helpful, efficient, prompt and did more than I expected for a reasonable cost.
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I had a woodworm infestation and called Danford, Brewer & Ives. The chap on the phone was great and made sense. Suggested a survey. Their surveyor attended and was very thorough and helpful. I followed his advice and the engineer arrived soon after, carried out the spraying treatment of the area infested area and then treated any adjacent areas. The engineer was also friendly and efficient. This has really put my mind at rest. The Price for this was very fair and I would certainly recommend this company. Well done guys. Thank you.
Dave in West Yorkshire Posted on 15/02/2021 , work completed 15/02/2021
Survey and part works
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We requested a survey, re woodworm, on the 8 December 2020 and on 15 December 2020 received the report. This was completed efficiently. The treatment for woodworm, in the loft, was completed on the 10 February 2021 with the remainder, the floors, being done when tenants move out in the summer of 2021. The work was efficiently done although two workmen went through the ceiling but this was quickly repaired but it did mean that the tenants had to clean up the mess and repaint that part of the ceiling. Hopefully, there will be no problems when they come to do the floors.
Customer in North Yorkshire Posted on 11/02/2021 , work completed 08/12/2020
Great Company
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This is the second time I’ve used this company, which speaks for itself. The damp proofing in the dining room was completed on time and to budget. In this Covid aware time, all precautions were taken by Dale, who was most professional and did a great job and cleaned up efficiently, even washing the floor!
Customer in North Yorkshire Posted on 30/11/2020 , work completed 26/11/2020
Damp proofing work done efficiently and tidily
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D B & I submitted the cheaper of two quotes for redoing damp proofing that had failed. They arrived when promised and carried out the work with the minimum of mess and tidied up every day. The staff were pleasant and appeared to do a first class job. The work did run over by one day but this was largely due to the unevenness of our walls. I would thoroughly recommend them.
Customer in North Yorkshire Posted on 27/10/2020 , work completed 26/10/2020
Woodworm treatment
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Good service from the moment I called Danford, Brewer & Ives about a suspected woodworm issue. The surveyor called at the house as arranged & undertook a thorough inspection, in a CoVID-safe way, answering our questions and explaining his findings, pending the formal report, which was received via EMail within a couple of days. Our obligations prior to the woodworm treatment were clearly conveyed, including clearing out all furniture & floor coverings, together with recommendations to keep the occupants & pets safe whilst the work was done. The job was completed within the agreed timescale & at the expected cost. The employee worked as tidily as he could & explained to me what additional work may be required (the woodworm damage in some areas was more extensive than originally thought). I would be happy to recommend Danford, Brewer & Ives and would use them again.
Customer in Darlington Posted on 25/10/2020 , work completed 19/10/2020
Damp Survey
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David the surveyor arrived on time and explained about their policy on being COVID secure. He then listened attentively to our concerns. He was thorough in his work explaining what he found as he progressed and offered explanations and simple solutions. During his visit he made every effort to ensure all of our concerns were addressed and did not rush us at all. This was a good visit from a trader you felt you could trust. His formal report and estimate arrived quickly as promised. Based on this experience we would not hesitate considering them for further work.
Customer in York Posted on 23/09/2020 , work completed 21/09/2020