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 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, highly concentrated products and high-tech extraction fans allow us to deliver exceptional service with minimal disruption.

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

Garratt's Damp and Timber Ltd performance score from Checkatrade.com - Average Score 9.69

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.

Damp and Timber Surveys in London

Damp and timber problems are some of the most common issues to arise in the home.

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.

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

Our Services

Application of damp proofing paint

Damp Proofing

Damp proofing is an issue that every property owner will probably face at some stage in their property-owning journey. It is a problem that can aff...

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Penetrating Damp near window

Penetrating Damp

If you walk into a room and can spot any of the following issues, chances are you have what is known as penetrating damp. Musty walls Wet walls Pe...

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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. The ...

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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? Anyone who has sloshed around in six inches of water in the basement of a building knows the despair of having this issue...

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Dry Rot

Dry Rot Treatment

Mushrooms belong on your plate, not your walls. Watching the rapid spread of dry rot, a fungal growth, through your building can be a shock and som...

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Wet Rot Treatment

Wet rot is a prolific damaging fungal infection that can spread through a building’s timber structure if left untreated. The presence of wet rot ...

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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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Basement Membrane Tanking

Applying The Latest 2022 British Standards To A Flooded East London Basement

The weather in London in 2021 was particularly wet, or so it felt in a property in Leyton, East London, where, after a particularly heavy dose of rainfall, the owners came down to ...

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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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