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Shaw Preservations Ltd

Mrs Jacqueline Shaw

Tadworth, Surrey
10(343 Reviews)

Skills & expertise

  • Damp Proofer
  • Roofer

Skills & expertise

  • Damp Proofer
  • Roofer

Company info

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How to choose a reputable contractor? Where to start? First port of call is Checkatrade. So you have already go off to a great start. Next lets look at the feedback. Good feedback is essential for any customers on this site. Was the company was on time, efficient, polite? Does the work look good? Great, this is what we all want from our contractors.

Now lets dig a bit deeper? Is the surveyor qualified? Checkatrade lists all the qualifications of the company.

Of course, you wouldn't want your home being inspected by a non-qualified surveyor would you? Did you know there are a large amount of unqualified “surveyors” carrying out inspections? Some are very good, but equally some are poor. As a customer, how can you tell the difference? Which is why we would ALWAYS recommend using a contractor registered with the Property Care Association This is the Damp/Dry Rot traders regulatory body.

Being a member of the PCA means technical competence is checked. Any person can inject a DPC into the wall, but are they injecting the recommended quantities and at the right height? As a consumer how do you know? Is the plaster the correct formulation? (there is a special plaster with a DPC) how do you know this has been carried out correctly? Yes it looks nice, yes, it is dry now, but will it stand the test of time.

Time and time again, we have customers that have had damp works carried out by a lovely fella who was polite and helpful; wall is dry and he was definitely not a Rogue by any means. However, 18 months – 3 years down the line the damp is re-appearing. The contractor that issued the guarantee hasn't gone bust – he has changed his name meaning the piece of paper you have is worthless!!

A useful tip: Try checking out the company on Companies House. This is a FREE service here you will find a list of companies registered in the UK. . Here you will be able to tell how long a company has been trading.


  • Domestic Work
  • Commercial Work
  • Insurance Work Undertaken


Works in

Surrey, SE25 SW19,SW20 West Sussex, Kent

Vetting Status

Fully Vetted Trade

Company Type
Ltd Company
Checkatrade T&Cs
Interviewed in 2008
Company Status
Insurance Details

Accreditations and Memberships

Property Care Association
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Surrey Trading Standards Approved
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Criminal background check completed on Jacqueline Shaw on 30/11/15 trader confirmed nothing changed on their Criminal Background Check on 13/02/2019

Approved Member of Trading Standards Buy With Confidence Scheme. A member of Structural Waterproofing Group. CRB Disclosure for Mr G Moody, Mr A C Wright, Mr B J Petch.