Damp and Timber Specialists

Welcome to Garratt’s Damp and Timber - treating damp and timber issues in London and the Home Counties

We are timber and damp specialists covering London and the surrounding areas. Having spent the last 20 years learning and innovating, we offer customers an exceptional and transparent service to get your damp problem resolved as quickly and easily as possible.

Throughout this time, we have developed a comprehensive list of services, addressing issues from dry and wet rot to rising damp and basement tanking systems, solidifying our position as one of London’s leading damp and timber specialists. On top of our practical services, we also offer detailed reports and free quotations from our team of friendly experts - PCA-trained surveyors with years of experience.

We pride ourselves on supplying honest and fair surveys, focused on finding the best course of action for you. It’s this human approach that has led to our exceptional Checkatrade reviews, outshining our competitors in the area.

Through our work in London and beyond, we focus on the overarching value of offering accurate advice and timely communication when helping customers treat their damp issues. Our high quality floor protection, high concentrated products and high-tech extraction fans allow us to deliver an exceptional service with minimal disruption.

We turn uninhabitable spaces into cherished parts of your home. No matter what your damp or timber issue, we have a solution for you.

Damp Specialists London

Through years of experience tackling London’s damp problem head-on, we have dealt with almost every damp problem imaginable at every level of severity. From rising damp to extreme wet rot, we’ve seen it all before and we know how to deal with it. Similarly, if your basement is starting to experience damp problems, we also offer comprehensive basement tanking and will walk you through the process from survey to resolution.

In fact, we’re so confident in our abilities that we offer a 20-year guarantee for general damp proofing work and a 10-year guarantee for basement tanking. When you’re working with Garratt’s, you’re dealing with one of London’s premier damp specialists.

Timber Specialists London

We have been successfully treating timber issues since our inception in 2001. Timber issues can occur in all properties, old and new, which is why it’s so important to stay aware and have a survey conducted the moment you suspect a problem.

As timber specialists, we are well equipped to analyse any wood-related issue, educate you on your options and deal with the problem if you choose so. Our timber treatments, for wet rot and dry rot come with a 20 year guarantee, whilst our woodworm solutions include a 30 year guarantee to give you total piece of mind.

Free Damp and Timber Surveys in London

Damp and timber problems are some of the most common issues to arise in the home. In order to give you peace of mind, we offer every one of our surveys for free, with no obligation.

Our dedication to honesty and accuracy is embedded throughout our people-first culture and all of the work that we do. Each one of our expert surveyors is happy to visit your home and discuss any damp or timber issues that have arisen, advising you on the best course of action based on your specific scenario. If it’s an emergency, it’s not a problem – our office strives to have your report and damp proofing quote returned within 24 hours of our initial visit.

Get your free survey with Garratt's Damp and Timber today.

Our Services

Application of damp proofing paint

Damp Proofing

Damp Proofing Professionals When looking for a full and thorough damp proofing solution, you need to be able to call upon a reliable service provid...

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Penetrating Damp near window

Penetrating Damp

Penetrating damp is one of the most common types of damp and can affect internal and external walls alike. There are many reasons why your property...

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Brick wall

Rising Damp

What is Rising Damp?  Rising damp can affect both internal and external walls. In this case, the source of the dampness comes from groundwater. Th...

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Condensation, Water drops on glass window


An Introduction to Condensation,  Condensation is the result of evaporated water called water vapour (or moisture), coming into contact with a...

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Damp Proofing Basement

Basement Tanking

What is Basement Tanking? Basement and cellar tanking is a technique used to waterproof any structure or property that is built below or partially ...

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Dry Rot

Dry Rot Treatment

How to Identify Dry Rot Dry rot is a single species and is classed as a type of brown rot that requires only 28% moisture content in wood in order ...

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Wet Rot Treatment

How to Identify Wet Rot Wet rot is a term used to describe multiple species of fungus which grow on porous substances like wood when there is a moi...

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Woodworm Treatment

What is a Woodworm? Woodworm is a loose term that references the larvae of multiple different species of wood-boring insects. Usually, the insect t...

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Creating A Bespoke Waterproofing System For A High-End London Shop Unit

When the basement area of a high-end shop in Chelsea was found to be inches deep in water, one too many times, the decision was made to resolve the issue once and for all. As we...

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Family Owned & Run

Our business is built on family values, having two generations of Garratt's working together to provide a fast, honest and effective service to our customers. Having been established for over 20 years (with a collective industry experience of 45 years!) we are still to this day family owned and run.

We Guarantee

We give you the peace of mind you need by offering a full guarantee for all of our treatments. There is also an option to underwrite our company guarantee for extra security.

No Transfer Fee's

As if this isn't enough, all of our guarantees are issued in the property name, saving you the cost of transfer fees should you ever decide to sell up.

Trained Specialists

Our surveyors and technicians are PCA trained with on-going training for new staff and new techniques, a sign of our commitment to deliver the best solutions.

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