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 floors, clay-tiled roof and pebble-dashed render. The external…

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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 board. These reddish/brown brackets are…

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Floor Plan for Basement Membrane Tanking
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 main contractor, Garratt’s Damp & Timber…

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Magnesite Flooring
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 unusual floor covering that…

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James Street 1
02 Sep 2019

Basement Waterproofing & Repurpose – Covent Garden

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 was in the heart of Covent Garden, London. The location required good logistics and planning by our office staff…

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Wood Moisture Meter
10 Aug 2018

A Good All Rounder – London N4 Case Study

Garratt’s Damp & Timber Ltd was approached by a property owner regarding damp problems suspected in the communal entrance to their four-flat structure. They had previously commissioned an independent damp survey prior to obtaining our own free of charge survey. It was discovered and agreed…

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22 Dec 2017

Basement Tanking System – Lateral Penetrating Dampness

This is an older style property, located on sloping ground near St. Albans Abbey, an area that frequently has drainage problems with moderate to heavy rainfall. Garratt’s Damp and Timber has a long history of remedial works relating to lateral penetrating dampness in this town.…

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Woodworm Wooden Timber Treatment
11 Jul 2017

Woodworm Treatment – White Barn

The 300-year-old White Barn was an interesting project for us. The initial inspection was requested by the owner and coincided with works being carried out to remove and replace the old quarry tiles on the roof. The survey was conducted from the ground up, revealing…

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Dry rot occurs in high moisture environments.⁠ The average moisture level in dry wood is between 8% - 16%. Dry rot…
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