26 Apr 2022

Preventing Damp in Flats/Apartments

It can’t be denied that finding damp issues in your flat is stressful, especially in a rented apartment in which you’ll have to pay the landlord for the damage. What a lot of homeowners and renters don’t know is that there are actually various types…

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21 Apr 2022

Tips for Preventing Damp in a Commercial Premises/Workplace

Damp is a common issue in properties up and down the UK, but it’s not just endemic to residential properties. Damp and mould can fester in commercial properties and places of work in the same way they can occur in homes, and largely for the…

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terraced houses
15 Apr 2022

Can Damp Spread from the Neighbour’s House to my House?

According to a Barratt Homes survey, approximately 58% of the UK population lives in terraced and semi-detached homes, meaning over half of us share party walls with our neighbours. Whilst this is an efficient and more cost-effective housing option, it does present the possibility of…

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16 Mar 2022

Rising Damp FAQs

The Garratt’s Damp & Timber team are experts in damp proofing, with extensive experience in identifying and successfully treating rising damp. We regularly treat rising damp in houses and commercial properties alike across much of London area. Rising damp is one of the most common…

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28 Sep 2020

What Causes Rising Damp?

Rising damp is a common damp issue within older properties which is rarely seen in newer builds. Usually, when a property displays symptoms, it is because the Damp Proof Course (DPC) has been impaired, but that may not always necessarily be the case depending on…

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Green Mould on a Damp Wall
08 Mar 2019

5 Common Causes of Damp

Damp is not only a common home concern, but it can also be a serious one, too. If your home has inappropriate ventilation or an extremely tight air seal, then it will be significantly more difficult for moisture to escape your property. This is one…

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Damp Timber
02 Jan 2019

Exploring the Cost of Damp and Timber Treatment

If your home is suffering from a damp problem or has been affected by an issue causing timber decay, you might be most concerned about the potential cost of repair. While some kinds of damp can be remedied with little fuss through fixing the source…

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09 Oct 2018

Top Autumn Maintenance Tips for Preventing Damp

Autumn winds blow, rain pours, and the chill starts to take hold as we move towards the end of the year. If you’ve not had a chance to carry out necessary maintenance on your home over the summer months, make sure to get out and complete your…

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07 Aug 2018

Putting Our Customers First

When it comes to treating damp, homeowners, without experience, aren’t able to fully understand the damage that untreated damp can cause around the home. That’s why it’s important for a trusting damp proofing company to deal with the problem, to ensure no one can take advantage of the homeowner…

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22 May 2018

Top 5 Things You Need to Know to Keep Damp Away

Whether it is in your home or business, damp is a really nasty problem to have. If left untreated, it has the potential to cause further problems that can worsen over time. Therefore, it's no surprise that preventing damp is a big priority for many…

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