DTC timber firm lands major schools maintenance contract

Damp-proofing and timber specialists DTC proved they are in a class of their own after landing a major contract in the region

Damp-proofing and timber specialists DTC proved they are in a class of their own after landing a major contract in the region.

The family business, based in Washington, Tyne and Wear, had to take on extra contract workers after being selected to carry out specialist maintenance work at six Catholic schools in the North East.

The project was part of the company’s contract with the Hexham and Newcastle Diocese and the team had to work round the clock to complete the job.

Company director Neil Marsden said: “The diocese called on us because of our expertise in this particular area. Most of these buildings are old and need the specialist care and treatment that we provide. We operate a 12 man team but because of the time pressures and extra work, we took on an extra team of eight preferred contract workers to help get the job in on time.”

DTC took over from Marsden Preservation, after managing director Neil Marsden decided to focus on the firm’s core expertise of property preservation, damp proofing, timber treatment, condensation control and waterproofing.

Neil is renowned in the industry as one of the UK’s leading professionals in the timber preservation sector. He was also recently made an honorary associate of the Institute of Specialist Surveyors and Engineers.

Neil is proud to have his sons Neil and Anthony working in the family firm and his daughter Rachel runs the administration and office side of the business. He said: “The focus of our business has always being to provide first-class service coupled with expert knowledge and that is why we have a good reputation in the field.”

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