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Bedroom damp caused by poor air circulation

Left untreated, damp can be bad for both your health (the mould and spores can aggravate respiratory problems such as asthma) and the health of your property: If any form of damp is left unchecked it can cause a number of potentially serious issues, including damage to decorated surfaces, or timber decay and even wet rot, which can lead to structural deterioration, and may necessitate major repair costs. More »

Penetrating damp in brickwork can cause major wall instabilities

Whether it’s damp proofing walls to prevent penetrating damp, treating rising damp, or dealing with condensation problems, damp proofing costs needn’t be prohibitive, though selecting the appropriate treatment will depend on the results of the damp survey. More »

Deep wall damp can be almost hidden behind plastering and wall paper

Penetrating damp: Once the source of the water ingress has been identified and repaired, treatments such as silicone water repellents, bitumen coatings, or a waterproof membrane can be applied to guard against future damp problems. More »

Brickwork affected by damp can cause serious problems for your home

Rising damp: Specialist creams are injected into the brickwork to form a waterproof barrier at the base of the wall; this will prevent water rising and penetrating into the building. Once the brickwork has dried out, the interior walls are re-plastered with plaster containing a waterproof additive. More »


Category Archives: Guarantees

Damp Proofing Guarantees

All damp proofing work carried out by our Damp Specialists can also be protected with our long-term guarantees – giving you peace of mind your property is covered should the damp proofing fail (terms and conditions apply).

Damp Proofing Specialist Guarantees

We offer long term guarantees for the following work (unless detailed otherwise in your report)

  • Damp proof coursing – 20 year guarantee
  • Waterproofing – 10 year guarantee

Insurance Backed Guarantees

Guarantee Protection InsuranceThe GPT (Guarantee Protection Trust) is an  independent company, formed by the BWPDA members to provide fair, clear insured guarantees, (GPI – Guarantee Protection Insurance). Covering property owners from inefficient treatment guarantees that may be available in the market place. The Damp Proofing Specialists can also provide insurance backed guarantees for the following:

  • Damp proof coursing – 20 year guarantee
  • Waterproofing – 10 year guarantee

Further information on guarantees from GPI can be found here.

The PCA Promise

The Property Care AssociationOur clients can also benefit from having extra protection with the Property Care Association (PCA). The “PCA Promise”, a new guarantee scheme, is a completely new form of warranty which covers damp proofing treatments and structural waterproofing works in progress.

This warranty under the PCA includes cover for any current work in progress and deposits. As well as NO additional costs for our clients in the event that the unimaginable happens and the Damp Proofing Specialists, Timberwise, cease to exist, consequently another PCA contractor will finish the work to the original specification at NO added cost.

Guarantee Claims

In the event that you feel that our remedial treatments were ineffective for whatever reason and it is under guarantee, simply contact your local Timberwise  office, which can be found on your report. To be able to make a Guarantee Claim you must have the original report and associated paperwork.

Further Information on Guarantees

Damp Proofing Specialists Guarantees: If you have any questions please contact

Guarantee Protection Trust Guarantees: If you have any queries surrounding insurance backed guarantees please contact GPT on