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Important Criteria for Selecting your London Damp Proofing Company

London is a city notorious for its cold, damp homes, lack of infrastructural investment, and poor repair and maintenance. As a result, many properties suffer, particularly during the colder winter months, and the very fabric of the buildings deteriorates.

London is also a city of basements. With space at a premium, going underground to extend the useable space in any building is essential to maximise its return on investment and ease the living conditions of many.

It is for this reason that there is a wide choice of damp proofing companies in London. There is a constant demand for damp repair in residential and commercial properties across London, offering a range of standard and specialist damp repair solutions according to your individual requirements.

Protecting the integrity of your investment

With the brilliant technology and methods now available, the results offered by completing a damp repair on your London property will not only protect the integrity of the very fabric of the building. It will also protect your investment and potentially increase your return on investment.

When choosing a damp proofing company in London, you need to consider a number of criteria to ensure you select the right company for the right job. Things you should look out for are the longevity of service, guarantees and accreditations, third party endorsements, previous case studies, and a range of services.

Check all references and accreditations

Garratt’s Damp and Timber has been a damp specialist in London for over 20 years now, providing proven solutions to individuals and businesses across the capital.

The company can boast a number of accreditations. These include:

  • The Trustmark, a government-endorsed quality scheme to protect homeowners when they have tradespeople come in to do work in their homes
  • Federation of Master Builders – the largest trade association for the UK construction industry.
  • Checkatrade – Garratt’s has an average score of 9.69 out of 10, rating high scores for reliability and timekeeping, tidiness, courtesy, and quality.

What guarantees are on offer

All completed London-based damp repair projects have long-term guarantees that are automatically transferable if you sell the property. These guarantees include:

  • 30-year guarantee for woodworm timber treatments
  • 20-year guarantee for wet and dry rot timber treatments
  • 20-year guarantee for general damp proofing work
  • 10-year guarantee for basement tanking systems.

What qualifications should you look out for?

The following qualifications and certifications should come as standard with your London damp proofing specialist:

  • Full PCA certification for structural waterproofing (CSSW).
  • Certifications Surveyor in Remedial Treatment (CSRT)
  • Certification in Damp, Timber, and Health and Safety (CSTDB)

What do other people say about Garratt’s?

We are very happy to highlight some of the amazing work we have done over the years to help the people of London resolve their damp proofing problems. You can see some of them on our case studies page here, and you can check over 120 reviews that have been made on our Checkatrade profile.

If you are satisfied and confident that Garratt’s can give you the attention and service you require for your London damp proofing requirements, simply click here and book a survey now.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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