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Welcome to Peter Macdonald's Web Site


Peter is an independent specialist damp and timber surveyor with over fourty years of experience investigating damp and timber problems in a vast range of properties. On this website you will find information about Peter's independent damp and timber survey service as well as a wealth of information about rising damp, woodworm, dry rot, wet rot and condensation. We hope that you leave better informed and thank you for visiting.


Independent Damp and Timber Survey Service

home-page-image-01Peter, who is based in the North West of England, has over fourty years of experience in the building restoration industry. Peter makes this knowledge and experience available to you by offering a specialist independent damp and timber survey service.

Peter has no affiliation with any contracting companies, manufacturers or suppliers thus his inspections are truely independent. Because Peter has no interest in whether or not remedial work is necessary you will receive an objective opinion devoid of any external influences.

If your requirement is for a pre-purchase survey then please click on the house shape pre-purchase survey logo in the left margin for some help and guidance as you may not need to go to the expense of engaging someone like Peter. Click here for more information about Peter's independent damp and timber survey service.


home-page-image-03Woodworm, Dry Rot, Wet Rot, Rising Damp and Condensation

The menu buttons on the left reveal a large selection of topics that will be of interest to anyone with a rising damp, woodworm, wet rot, dry rot or condensation problem in a property.

The questions and answers section is very popular and informative. Since you have found this site it is likely that you have an interest in a property with a damp or decay problem so why not submit a question yourself - we may be able to help you. Click here to view questions and answers or to submit your own question.


Please use the contact page for any queries that you may have

or telephone Peter directly on:


015242 71794

Office Hours Only Please






Information on my web site, answers to email questions and telephone enquiries is, within reason, freely provided. For personal reasons I support the Raynaud's and Scleroderma Association charity and if you feel that the information or advice provided has been of benefit to you I ask that you to consider making a donation to the charity by way of appreciation.

To make a donation please click on the RSA logo below and this will take you to my €˜Just Giving€™ donation page.

Thank you for your generosity.

Kind regards




P.S. If during our conversation you tell me you will make a donation - please follow through - thank you.



Click on the RSA logo above to open my 'Just Giving' page



£1,152 raised so far by generous donors -


a BIG thank you to all who have made a donation!!"

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Contact Peter: Email - info@dampdecay.co.uk - Telephone: 015242 71794