In this episode of The A-Z of Damp from Atlantis Damp & Timber Proofing Specialists, E is for…… Expertise.
We have over 20 years’ experience in the damp proofing and associated specialist plastering techniques. You can rest assured that you will find the expertise you need when you speak to Atlantis Damp Proofing & Timber Specialists. (more…)
F is for…… Freya the Female Surveyor.
In this episode of The A-Z of Damp from Atlantis Damp & Timber Proofing Specialists , F is for…… Freya the Female Surveyor.
We hope that you have got the strong impression from looking at our website and any direct dealings that you have had with us that Jamie Watkins is truly passionate about supplying honest, pragmatic and professional advice to homeowners across Cheshire. Atlantis Damp Proofing & Timber Specialists has grown year on year and in July 2016 we decided to expand our ability to survey more local properties.
The solution to our problem
Of course, it was clear that it wouldn’t be easy to find an additional surveyor who would share Jamie’s passion and be prepared to inherently live Atlantis Damp Proofing’s brand values! Then it came to us. Who better to help expand the Company business than Jamie’s wife – Freya!
J is for Jamie Watkins
In this instalment of A-Z of Atlantis Damp Proofing & Timber Specialists , J is for Jamie Watkins.
Who is Jamie Watkins?
Hello everyone! My name is Jamie Watkins and I am owner and Managing Director of Atlantis Damp Proofing & Timber Specialists . I thought I’d take the opportunity to tell you more about myself and the passion I have for providing excellence in all the services I provide throughout Cheshire.
I began my construction career working part-time in the building yard at Robert Gleaves and Sons in Frodsham. On leaving school, I started full time. I absolutely loved this job! Interacting with all the trades. Gaining a solid basic knowledge of customer service, pricing and material quantities.
Then, in my early 20’s I joined my dad and brother in their plastering business. I followed in the family footsteps to become a third generation plasterer. I perfected all the skills I needed to become a general plasterer and continued to grow my knowledge of building sites and activities. A lot of my dad’s work came from a Damp Proofing firm. My interest grew and I could see an opportunity to develop my own business in this area.
In 2009 I took the leap to set up on my own. I also completed my C.S.R.T. Qualifications through the Property Care Association (PCA). It was an exciting (if not a bit stressful!) time for me. I was on the tools, training up my own crew and working evenings and weekends to complete all the paperwork, but I loved it! I’ve always been a ‘people person’ and enjoyed giving honest, reliable expert to provide the solution that people needed.
I knew there was no need to ever try to pull the wool over the eyes of others and pretend solutions were needed when they weren’t. To this day, I operate on this philosophy. So do my team. I am genuinely saddened when I hear of the poor experiences my clients have had with previous ‘Damp Proofing’ companies and I believe all of our 5 star reviews reflect that we are just not like them.
My company continued to grow and became in 2013, then VAT registered in 2014.
In 2017 I also became a qualified member of the Wall Tie Installers Federation (WTIF). Their rigorous training progamme was an eye opener. It gave me the confidence to more actively pursue this business area
In 2016, my wife, Freya, officially joined the business and started to survey with me. She also began her own C.S.R.T. Qualification which is now 2/3rd’s complete. Freya, shares my philosophy and is entirely committed to the vision that I began and we are sure we will fulfil our ambition of owning a strong family business that the next generation of Watkins’s can enjoy. My goal is not to compete with the big boys, I wish to remain a local, family run business with a passion for doing the right thing and continuing to enjoy happy customers.
Myself and Freya remain committed to providing Northwich, Warrington, Chester, Crewe, Altrincham and surrounding areas with expert, pragmatic, professional advice on Damp, Timber and Wall Tie fault diagnosis and recommendation. If you think we can help you, call us now on 0800 098 8277.
P is for PCA
In this episode of the A-Z of Atlantis Damp Proofing & Timber Proofing Specialists, P is for…… Property Care Association (PCA).
As members of the Property Care Association (PCA), we assure you that we are fully qualified to investigate, survey and resolve property defects.
What is the Property Care Association (PCA)?
The Property Care Association (PCA) is the trade association representing specialists who can be trusted to resolve problems affecting buildings. Formerly part of the BWPDA, the PCA is now the premier trade body for the structural waterproofing, wood preservation, damp proofing, flood remediation and structural maintenance industries in the UK. They are an organisation you can trust. As members, we can be trusted to provide peace of mind through a correct diagnosis. You can rest assured that work will be completed by skilled and experienced operatives.
The PCA regularly audit registered companies such as ourselves. This ensure that we measure up to the highest standards professionalism. You can rely on our diagnosis and remedial treatments. All aspects of our business are scrutinised during the audit process. Customer Service and Health and Safety considerations are also at the forefront of these audits that we have. By using a PCA accredited firm like us, you are assured that you are instructing a Company who has worked hard and significantly personally invested to achieve their qualifications. You know that we are committed to developing and sustaining our excellence.
Why use a PCA Member?
As well as these rigorous checks and tests, members of the PCA also enjoy this means we have Trust Mark accreditation. We are validated through this government backed scheme which declares that all tradespeople working in your home are trustworthy. In addition, we can provide access to insurance backed guarantees through Guaranteed Protection Insurance known as GPI. This means that the work we carry out for you would continued to be guaranteed in the unlikely event that we cease to trade.
You can trust us to investigate and resolve your property defects involving: Damp, condensation, timber decay, insect attack, & dampness and water penetration in basements.
We also gained our personal qualifications through the PCA. This ensured that our practical experience was well informed by industry leading techniques, methodologies and best practice.
And remember, the PCA website is also a great resource for you, the home-owner. The information there will be based on facts and best practice approach. Through them, we have access to the top experts in the industry. If you want to know more about the areas of damp, decay or waterproofing The Property Care Association is a great place to visit for real solid facts relating to our specialist areas.
By using us, you can feel reassurance that you are not dealing with cowboys. We are an established, local company that are qualified experts in a field. Contact us now to see how we can help you.
In this installment of A-Z of Atlantis Damp Proofing & Timber Specialists, R is for Recommendations and Referrals.
At Atlantis Damp Proofing & Timber Specialists, we are very proud of the positive reputation we have built. We are committed to continuing to build on our success for many years to come. See our Google, Facebook and Check a Trade pages to keep up to date with our latest 5 star reviews!