Palace Theatre

Palace Theatre

Palace Theatre

Project Description

Location: West End of London
Services: Woodworm

The Palace Theatre has been home to some of the West End’s favourite musicals since it opened in 1891. Bought by Andrew Lloyd Webber in 1983 and refurbished by 1991, the magnificent building still bore some signs of wood damage which LDS pinpointed to a woodworm infestation.

Once our survey had revealed the extent of the problem, we removed all affected and damaged wood. All remaining wood was treated with timber preservative to prevent reinfection and timbers were replaced to ensure the safe functioning of the theatre.

St James Church condensation repair

St James’s Church

St James Church condensation repair

Project Description

Services: Woodworm, Penetrating Damp, Rising Damp and Condensation

This beautiful church was starting to show its age and was in need of some LDS care. Our survey showed evidence of woodworm in the structural timbers as well as penetrating damp and condensation throughout. Not altogether surprising for a building of this age but in need of repair before the damage increased and parts of the building deteriorated beyond repair.

Constantly being mindful of the age and heritage of the church, LDS carefully treated all timbers with signs of woodworm infestation. The condensation had formed as a result of the penetrating and rising damp so we carried out repairs to the failed exterior render. The interior plaster was removed and treated with waterproof plaster, stopping any future water damage and allowing the church to remain a stunning focal point of the community.