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Classic Construction Limited T/A BAR Preservation

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4.8

24 Reviews

Opening Hours
Today - 09:00–17:00
  • Monday 09:00–17:00
  • Tuesday 09:00–17:00
  • Wednesday 09:00–17:00
  • Thursday 09:00–17:00
  • Friday 09:00–16:00
  • Saturday - Closed
  • Sunday - Closed

About

BAR Preservation is a structural repair and preservation specialist offering to undertake bespoke repairs and installations in all types of construction.

We offer effective and economical structural repairs to existing buildings, remedial damp proofing, basement waterproofing and timber preservation services. We regularly work on buildings ranging from domestic houses to listed buildings and commercial premises.

Directors and employees of Bar Preservation have been offering their expertise in damp proofing, timber preservation and structural repairs since 1989.

What we do

  • Damp proofing and timber preservation services

    • Condensation and humidification control
    • Timber treatment services
  • More Services

    • structural repairs
    • cavity wall ties
    • dry rot treatment

Customer reviews

4.8
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4.9
Quality
4.8
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"My son had two areas damp proofing work done on his house, a number off years ago. He is now selling and the survey found issues why the work had been done. My son asked them to check under guarantee which they asked for £100 deposit which would be refunded if an issue was found. I thought was a bit high. I was there when John Longdin from this company came. He took some damp measurements which showed a high reading in some off the areas they had done. He blamed on salts in the plaster because my son had not had the wall re plastered. The area under the stairs had no plaster and was also showing damp readings. He did not actually inspect the work. The deposit was not refunded! I asked a local experienced plasterer to redo the plaster where the damp course had been done. On removing the old plaster he found no holes in the mortar in which J Longdin had said the work would have been done. He felt that no work had been carried out there and that was possibly why there were still issues. I informed Bar preservation, and they denied this but did offer to redo the work. I thought it would not be unreasonable for their operative to re-examine the work and if agreed that it had not been done they should give my son his deposit back. They flatly refused to give any monies back and also flatly refused to let the tradesman comment on their previous work to the point of it being a condition of them redoing the work that I did not ask their tradesman to make any comment. Very disappointed.
Customer in Greater Manchester Posted on 26/04/2020 (Reviewer did not use service)
The trader replied (on 12/06/2020)
We are sorry to hear you were disappointed with the service your son received. Thankfully, I recall the works in question, albeit this was completed 2 years ago or so. I will try to explain in more detail the circumstances. Firstly, it is an industry standard to charge a reinspection of works fee, this covers the surveyors time in the event the alleged fault is not due to failure of our works (our fee is one of, if not the lowest amongst our competitors). With this particular job, your son opted to only have part of the works recommended undertaken to save on cost and did not carry out re-plastering. This very often leaves hygroscopic salts within the plaster despite chemical DPC injection relieving the wall of rising dampness issues. When our surveyor returned to the property this was, unsurprisingly to us, found to be the case. Your son then decided to replaster the walls, as we first recommended. Your son’s plasterer could not see our drill holes which led to a complaint. As a courtesy and to avoid conflict, we reattended the property and carried out the works for a second time FOC. Our men actually found the original holes whilst on site helping us to show your son the works had infact already been undertaken, these holes had simply been obscured with dust from the plaster removal or perhaps sweeping up after the original drilling. The matter was resolved, we even returned the reinspection fee as a goodwill gesture.
Renewed floor joists
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I have used Bar Preservation several times. This job involved renewing rotten floor joists and treating the total area. From the initial examination and quote to the completion of the job, they explained what the problem was, the extent, the work required and kept me informed throughout. The work was done to schedule and all was made neat and tidy. The floor is now solid and I can move on with other repairs.
Customer in Greater Manchester Posted on 27/09/2019 , work completed 19/09/2019
Thorough, efficient and reliable
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I choose this company on the basis of reading previous reviews and the range of specialist work they carry out. So thought I would leave a review of my own experience. Everyone I came into contact with was a credit to the company, from John the surveyor who explained everything and promptly answered follow up emails to May and Reece who were the lead contractors on site for a week's work replacing floor joists and timbers following wet rot, injection of dpc and replastering. Nothing phased them. They were pleasant, thorough, efficient and cleaned up each day. From our point of view things went as smoothly as possible considering the scale of the work. I would highly recommend this company.
Customer in Greater Manchester Posted on 07/03/2019 , work completed 15/02/2019
Efficient and considerate.
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Bar Preservation were professional and efficient in their damp proofing work. The job was excellent and the workers were also considerate of the neighbours. Would recommend.
Roma Victoria, Lancashire Posted on 29/10/2018 , work completed 29/10/2018
Thorough and good service
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Very helpful and clear communication. I understood why we got work done and they explained survey results.
E, Lancashire Posted on 09/10/2018 , work completed 09/10/2018
Neat work
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Hacked off plaster, injected with damp-proof material & re-plastered affected areas. Did more areas than originally agreed on. Cleared away all rubble & tidied up to high level expectation. Very neat plastering work. Would definitely recommend Paul & Kevin as a team.
Hannah, Cheshire Posted on 14/09/2018 , work completed 14/09/2018
They were great
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They explained everything through & sent info on how to proceed. Polite & helpful.
Wendy, Cheshire Posted on 16/07/2018 , work completed 16/07/2018
Excellent job.
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Although this work wasn't by choice (DPC and wall ties after a survey), I couldn't fault their work. They did a brilliant job, tidied up after themselves and even helped to put up my son's light. Their plastering skills were excellent and I will definitely use them again.
Christine, Lancashire Posted on 11/06/2018 , work completed 11/06/2018
Excellent work.
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Professional and courteous team. Work completed efficiently and house left tidy.
Nazrul, Lancashire Posted on 31/05/2018 , work completed 31/05/2018
Professional job
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This is a great company to deal with. John who did the initial survey was both very helpful and thorough. The lads all did a professional and very tidy job. I definitely recommend and will use again. Reliable and trustworthy.
Angela, Lancashire Posted on 23/04/2018 , work completed 23/04/2018