Complete Preservation love a listed building especially when it’s trying to solve damp and timber problems. Complete Preservation are the managers of Devizes Castle,  it is essential that we follow a programme of maintenance, simply by ensuring gutters are cleaned on a regular basis will ensure there are no penetrating damp issues that could eventually cause a dry rot outbreak!

Prevention is better than cure….this is where we come in. We offer non destructive testing looking for leaks in roofs and penetrating damp through walls. We use thermal imaging to locate temperature differences in building materials that can be checked with our moisture meters. We also use a specialist dry rot search dog company called Enviro-dogs.

Mark Dogget has two dry rot search dogs called Meg and Jess that we use for our dry rot searches. Meg recently searched Devizes Castle for us as part of our routine maintenance check, she absolutely loves her job.

Dry rot is very destructive and can cost thousands to repair that is why it’s essential on large listed buildings with significant importance to be regularly checked over.

Devizes Castle got the all clear from Meg, which was brilliant ruff ruff


We offer thermal imaging and dry rot search dogs for pre purchase surveys from a terraced house to large listed buildings. On a property where you can’t lift floorboards this is where the dry rot dog comes in, we seem to have more and more surveys involving this now

If this service is of interest to you Complete preservation can be contacted on 01225 769215

Or you can contact Enviro-dogs at

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