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The Preservation Company sponsors a hole on Muckhart Golf Course

The Preservation Company is delighted to announce the sponsorship of a hole on Muckhart Golf Course. The popular course easily rivals other more famous golfing havens, such as those at Loch Lomond and Gleneagles, for spectacular scenery as it is located at the very foot of the majestic Ochil Hills. The Ochils form one of…


The Preservation Company sponsors students on epic 10,000 mile mission

Gavin White of The Preservation Company is proud to announce sponsorship of STAAG (The University of St Andrews Adventure Group): an intrepid team of students on a 10,000-mile pan-continental expedition to support the GoHelp charity and its project in Mongolia. Over the last few years, the STAAGs have organised and run numerous adventurous charitable events…


Leave a home the way we would like ours to be left

We have been asked many times what separates us from the competition, what is it that makes us better than the rest?

Like most things in life, the biggest differences are achieved by getting the small things right.

One of the ways we do that is by leaving a home the way we would like our own to be left after tradesmen visit to carry out the necessary work.

On the face of it

Like many old buildings, this central St Andrews property had suffered from minor yet long-standing damp ingress through a roof valley gutter. Slight damp staining to the wall plaster below and raised moisture meter readings led to our recommendations necessitating localised plaster and lath removals to expose concealed structural timbers. Whilst the face of the…


The Untrained Eye

The untrained eye may well look at a section of timber (in this case the exposed soffit lintel section over a window opening), and decide it is in good condition. However, removal of the lintel did reveal – as anticipated – decayed timber and as such, stripping of timbers, wall sterilisation and reinstatement works were undertaken.


Japanese Knotweed

What is this seemingly innocuous plant that is affecting so many home owners and causing untold distress?

A member of the Buckwheat plant family Polygonaceae, Japanese Knotweed is widely recognised as the single most invasive species of plant growing the UK today. Originally native to Japan, China and Korea,

About The Preservation Company

Having dealt with the smallest of concerns to very large contracts over a 30-year period, The Preservation Company is well equipped to assess and deal with any remedial treatment, diagnosis and repair issues that you may have.

As well as obtaining industry recognised CSRT status in 1997, Managing Director Gavin White, also undertook and obtained the Hidden Defects Insurance Auditor status in 2009. This qualification cements the company’s ability to fully assess properties and in effect undertake a full property “Health Check”.