Damp proofing, wet rot, woodworm and property refurbishment services in Dorset and Hampshire


Complete Range of Property Services

Complete Range Of Property Services

Reliable and Courteous Team

Reliable and Courteous Team

30 Years of Industry Experiance

30 Years Industry Experience

No 1 Choice for Dorset Property Agents

No 1 Choice for Dorset Property Agents


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Our Testimonials

We are always delighted to receive written testimonials from satisfied customers whom we have provided building services or preservation work such as damp proofing, dry rot, wet rot or similar.

Tanking of two internal walls in Old Cottage.

Croft undertook the tanking of two internal walls in our old cottage. Despite the walls being old, uneven and hard to work with their craftsmen achieved a very impressive finish with replacement coving, plastering and skirting reinstated to a very high standard. Furthermore their staff are a credit to the company, being polite, courteous and keeping our house as clean and tidy as was possible. I would have no hesitation in recommending this company.

Customer in DT9

Dining room walls and sitting room walls were treated.

Croft provided a very professional, courteous and knowledgeable service. The work took 4 and a half days to finish and was completed in a timely, thorough and appropriate manner. I am very pleased with the outcome and feel that the price that I paid was very fair and realistic. The work was completed in a tidy and friendly manner. Many thanks for such a first class service.

Customer in BH5

Damp proof work to the front of the lounge and hallway.

Overall, a brilliant service. No hassle having the initial survey, receiving a quote and the work itself was done to a great standard within the timescale we had been advised. All in all very happy.

Customer in SO51

Replacement of a damaged section of wall and insertion of a membrane

Work done quickly and efficiently.

Customer in DT11

Treating damp to walls

Friendly prompt and professional service. Have used Croft before and was not disappointed, used again.

Customer in BH1

Insertion of a damp proof course for rising damp on internal wall between kitchen and living room

We were really happy with the work that was carried out. They were very professional and did an excellent job. I would definitely recommend Croft Preservation to anyone needing any damp proof work.

Customer in BH7

Garage roof woodworming

Good job done cleanly. Friendly efficient worker.

Customer in BH5

Damp proofing

The team worked diligently to remove the old plaster, inject the damp proofing and re-plaster. They cleaned up very well and we are delighted with the job.

Customer in BH21

Damp proofing and woodworm treatment

Lewis and his team went above and beyond to help us fix problems before we sold our house. Time was of the essence and we had an issue with our buyer being very specific about what they needed and Lewis and his team delivered. Very happy with their service. Thank you Croft!

Customer in BH14

Treat the roof void where there was evidence of woodworm activity.

Croft Preservation were recommended to me and they didn’t disappoint. They carried out the work required and left the property clean and tidy. Lewis was extremely polite at all times and communicated well with me. I wouldn’t have any hesitation in recommending them in future.

Customer in BH22

Damp proofing and replastering a section of wall around a window.

We couldn't be more pleased with the work Croft carried out. The team were punctual, friendly and keen to do a good job. The work has been finished to a high standard, the plastering being described as "fab" and "fantastic" by a couple of other visitors.

Customer in BH19

Rising Damp - Lounge walls

Russell and Tony did the work and were great, they left the site clean and tidy - were helpful with my questions, finished in good time and have left my walls looking like new - I would highly recommend Croft Preservation - all in all a much nicer experience than I was expecting! - thanks

Customer in BH15


Croft Preservation Ltd we’re brilliant! They worked very efficiently and professionally. They left my property very tidy and provided an amazing service throughout the week. Would highly recommend and would use again.

Customer in BH21

Full ground floor damp proofing and replastering

The team were totally amazing from quote to completion. They made everything clear, and the team on site were so tidy, efficient and very professional and friendly - they made what is normally an overwhelming experience a real pleasure.

Customer in BH22

To prevent water ingress

Croft Preservation is owned and managed by Lewis and Barry Trickett. Although I live outside the designated area that they work in, Lewis came to inspect the water damage and immediately found a solution. Previously, I had employed 2 local firms who attempted, but failed to solve the problem. Croft's employees were industrious and polite. The works were competitively priced, and I would not hesitate to recommend Croft Preservation.

Customer in GU32

Damp proofing for rising damp

The contractors were polite and efficient and left their work areas clean and tidy every night when we came home. From quote through to the works being finished the team were on hand and calling us to update us on the progress that was happening. We had 3 local damp proof specialists out to quote for the works to be done and Croft were by far the most professional and their quote was competitive. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.

Customer in BH8

Damp proofing for cavity wall and woodworm treatment

Great service during the assessment and on the day of the repairs. Handyman was friendly and kept me up to date with what was taking place. Great to have dry and warm walls again.

Customer in SO41

Fill cavity wall and re skim wall

Job done very efficiently, no mess and the works guy was incredibly nice individual and a great representative for Croft - I would strongly recommend your services again.

Customer in BH6

Contacted Croft to book an appointment, the team were very friendly and the customer service was excellent. They came out to see me and gave me full confidence in what we discussed and the report they gave me. Work booked in and carried out, the operatives were polite and very clean and tidy in my property. The Croft team made what could have been a stressful experience very manageable. Can’t speak highly enough.

Beth Hansford

Worked with Croft for a few years now and they have always provided good prices and quality work.

Joe Mellery-Pratt

Excellent service and great advice

Karen Stevens

Big thank you to Gareth, he's done a great job out there and we both are very happy with the overall finish of it.



Just like to say how pleased I am with the way the job was handled from start to finish.

I would especially like to thank the 2 tradesmen that worked on the house - couldn’t have done better.

Thanks again,


Thank you very much for sending such a fab plsterer to repair my chimney this Monday and Tuesday.

The chaps who came were polite and on time, and the man who came first of all was neat and methodical.

The plasterer worked so swiftly, the finsh, although still drying, feels like glass - it's amazing!

I have been singing your praises, for honouring my guarantee and repair the damp in my chimney again.

I would recommend you to everyone.

Thank you very much.


Thank you for the work carried out on Monday - the job was carried out quickly and professionally and I am very pleased.

Sarah C

Barry came soon after I emailed and was very skilled and good at explaining to me and the ladies in the other two flats about the damp/condensation problems.

I really valued his visit and look forward to his report with interest. He was a pleasure to have advising us in this block of flats.

Thank you for arranging this,



I just want to say that the work carried out today by Tony on the damp problem in the main bedroom of my flat was excellent. I can't praise him enough, also my thanks to the backup Richard when he arrived, they were a good team.

The standard of work was above par, there is not a mark on my wallpaper, and when 'Henry' was used at the end to clear the dust for me, it was the icing on the cake!

I shall recommend Croft without hesitation to anyone, and as one of the directors of our management company, will suggest contacting you, should we have a problem.

My sincere thanks,

Shirley D

Dear Croft Team,

I found your employees pleasant and friendly and their work excellent. The garage is now a very useful addition to the property.

Yours sincerely,

Cheila Hiett

Dear Sirs,

Thank you to all your team for the work completed on my house. I would be happy to recommend your company and would definitely use your services again.

Yours truly,

Christine Rixon

Dear Dan,

We'd like to say that we're really pleased with everything that's been done at 44. The men have been willing, friendly, but respectful too. 

A few are like family and I shall miss the fun and the banter that we've had. The wall is much admired and is the jewel in the crown. 

We wish you all the best,

Jane & Michael

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your prompt service and the open manner of your advice regarding our damp problem.

Alex and Jason carried out the job in a friendly, efficient manner and most importantly left the site cleaner than they found it! Thanks to the both of them and indeed to you all.


Les and Rosemary Dear

Dear Croft Team,

Thank you for the work you have done on the above property. I am delighted to have it done at last. Please convey my thanks to Tony and Russel. I am sorry they had to leave sooner than I expected on the Friday to thank them in person.

Thank you Dan for your part in the proceedings, both before and after the work. I appreciate the fuller summery of the work done.

I look forward to receiving the 20 Year Guarantee which hopefully will also outline the work undertaken and completed by Croft Preservation.

Your sincerely

Jane A Caley

Dear Barry

May I also take this opportunity to thank Croft for the prompt service provided from the outset by carrying out the initial survey/assessment, producing the report and completing the subsequent work in a timely manner. In particular, please pass on my thanks to Lydia and Alison who were always punctual in responding to our telephone calls and emails and to Alec and Jason for their hard work in carrying out to the job to our complete satisfaction.

I would not hesitate to recommend Croft to family and friends in the future.

Yours sincerely

To whom it may concern,

We recommend Dan Trickett and Croft’s for the efficient way in which they have extended, refurbished and decorated our bungalow. They have worked with exceeding courtesy, good humour and professionalism.

We have had extensive alternations and refurbishment to the property, including lighting, electricity and plumbing and we have been very pleased with the consistently high quality of workmanship provided by Dan and his employees throughout the build.

We have found Dan and all the Croft employees to be very dedicated, they have met tight deadlines and completed the work to a high standard. They can be thoroughly trusted and relied upon.

They have also been prepared to modify the build as needed. They have had a difficult time, fitting in with the delays caused by another company who are fitting the kitchen, because of their on-going contracts, but have nevertheless done their utmost to accommodate us.

We have reservations in recommending them and will certainly be prepared to consider them for further work for ourselves should the need arise.

Alan S.

Dear Sir,

I am grateful you were able to carry out the work at such short notice. Dan Trickett did an excellent job and solved a problem that could have prevailed me from buying property. It’s nice to know there are still people who can turn up on time and do a decent job.

Yours faithfully,

Ann Long

Dear Sirs,

I am very pleased with the outcome and would not hesitate to recommend you to others. A big thank you to all involved.

Yours faithfully,


Dear Collin,

We are very pleased with the work that you have done for us, we were also pleased with the work site when you had finished.

Yours sincerely,

Company Secretary

Dear Barry,

Thank you very much from all of us for all your efforts in organising, often at very short notice.

We do appreciate it enabling us to achieve the student start date of 3rd of September.

Thanks again

Best Regards,

John & Helen

Dear Sir,

May we take the opportunity to thank you and your team for your help and professionalism. We are very happy with the work and so pleased that we can now move ahead with creating a nice home for ourselves and our family.

Yours faithfully,

Andrew and Anita.


Thank you very much for the high quality damp-proofing job that your company did on our basement flat. Quite a transformation!

Best Regards


We are very pleased with both the work done and the courtesy of the staff involved.

We look forward to receiving the guarantees at your earliest convenience.

Yours faithfully

I wish to express my thanks for the work conducted that has already improved the quality of the property. It would be appreciated if you could pass on my thanks to those who completed the work.

With the completion of the work and the enclosed payments, I shall be pleased to receive in due course your guarantee in respect of these works.

Yours Sincerely,


Dear Sirs,

Thank you for standing by your original quotation of last year. I would like to add that I am very satisfied with the work and to thank you for the way in which it was carried out. I would like to buy you all a drink.

It only remains for you to send me any guarantees, etc. in due course

Yours faithfully,

Mrs S


We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of you at Croft for the work carried out. We are very happy with the finished product and will happily recommend your company to anyone who asks. Please pass on our thanks to all of your sub-contractors who have helped on the project.

Kind Regards

Dave & Alyson

May I say what a pleasure it was to have had your company do the work us.

I was most impressed by the speed, the state they left the house in and the extremely nice gentlemen who certified out the work. I have already recommended you to a friend – who has already been in touch with you. Thank you so much for all the work you have done.

Yours Jane

A huge thank you again for a professional job by a great team. Here’s to a damp-free Winter at my new property.

Many thanks,


Dear Sir,

I would like to say how pleased we are the finished job, I must admit that when I visited the house and saw the initial work and the mess involved, I had a few concerns but the end result is finished to a high standard and the house was left very tidy.

We look forward to recovering the Guarantee so this can be passed to our purchaser's Solicitors.

Thank you.

Thank you for the time yesterday.

I’d just like feedback that your surveyor was very courteous, friendly and explained everything really well giving an air of expertise that was refreshing when compared to the other companies we have had round to assess the damp.


Complete Range of Property Services

Complete Range Of Property Services

Reliable and Courteous Team

Reliable and Courteous Team

30 Years of Industry Experiance

30 Years Industry Experience

No 1 Choice for Dorset Property Agents

No 1 Choice for Dorset Property Agents

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