Old cellar of the winery with bottles of wine
10 Dec 2019

Tips to Transform Your Basement into a Wine Cellar

For many, selecting their favourite bottle of wine is akin to choosing between Ant and Dec – there is simply no picking! Wine connoisseurs dream of installing their very own wine cellar where they can store their bottles of choice in perfect con...

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Standard Damp Proofing – Windsor SL4 - 11
04 Sep 2019

Standard Damp Proofing – Windsor SL4

The client instructed Garratt’s to conduct a free damp survey and offer considerations related to any remedial works as required. The property was an Edwardian two-bed terrace that was constructed of nine-inch solid brick walls, timber suspended...

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Dry Rot Treatment London N22 - 10
04 Sep 2019

Dry Rot Treatment – London N22

The Survey and Report: Our PCA trained surveyor encountered Dry Rot (Serpula Lacrymens) affecting the front reception of the ground floor in a North London property. This was evident from the fruiting body of the rot appearing below the skirting b...

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03 Sep 2019

When is Basement Tanking Necessary?

Water and moisture-based damage are some of the most common causes of serious structural damage. As a result, many homes and commercial property owners can be left with expensive and extensive repair tasks that demand immediate tr...

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02 Sep 2019

Basement Membrane Tanking

The Project in a Nutshell: required conversion of an old High Street Property into a clean hygienic medical practice that included below ground basement treatment rooms. Whilst the majority of the refurbishment and redesign was the task of the mai...

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02 Sep 2019

Magnesite Flooring – Aylesbury

The Background: The property was undergoing redecoration six months into new ownership when we received a call to survey for damp. The client had noted a tidemark to lower walls in the right-hand reception room (viewed from the street) and an unus...

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James Street 1
02 Sep 2019

Basement Waterproofing & Repurpose – Covent Garden

[siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget]The Outline: works undertaken was to repurpose an old theatre ticket office, providing a modern, habitable workspace and a new lease of life; this commercial development...

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29 Jul 2019

Preventing Timber Decay and Rot

'Timber decay' are two words you do not want to hear a surveyor say when they are looking over your property. It brings to mind thoughts of extensive repairs and expensive treatments. There must be a better way; a way to prevent t...

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wet rot wall damage
25 Jul 2019

Wet Rot: What You Need to Know

Have you been noticing cracks in your timber? Do your floorboards feel weaker? Do you feel movement to timber floors underfoot? If so, the chances are that your home could be at risk of wet rot.Wet rot is commonly found in ti...

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22 Jul 2019

Why are My Walls Wet After it Rains?

Damp in the home or business premises can make living and working conditions uncomfortable, as well as potentially unsafe if the root cause is left untreated. There are many reasons why you might be experiencing damp in your property. For example,...

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