About Us

Moving with the times
Ecotiffin are finalists for the SME National Business Awards 2021
Ecotiffin are finalists for the SME National Business Awards 2021

Let us tell you about Eco Tiffin… Eco Tiffin offer clients a ‘one-stop-shop’ service, assuring them of a professional, efficient service from start to finish and maintaining the highest levels of craft and quality at competitive prices. We have an excellent reputation built up over time. The majority of our client base comes from repeat business or referrals, which we believe speaks for itself.

We appreciate that for most people in the UK, their home is the most significant investment of their life. Whatever the project or problem, our team at Eco Tiffin are committed to helping our clients. Why not give us a call today? We will be happy to advise you on the most cost-effective approach to protect your most valuable asset and assist you on your exciting new project.

The history of Eco Tiffin

Records show that Tiffin was established in 1695 after a member of the Tiffin family invented a compound to eliminate bed bugs that was so successful that a thriving business soon developed. The company enjoyed royal patronage over the centuries holding the impressive titles of Insect Destroyer to Their Majesties George II, III, IV and Queen Victoria!

In the 1930s, the company added timber treatment to its services and in the 1940s, the treatment of dry and wet rot. The 1950s saw further development in damp proofing skills. Tiffin acquired two long-established building companies in 1965 and 1974. With these acquisitions, the company could offer a complete building and general property care service as well as its traditional preservation skills.

Replaced Garage

Robert and the team replaced my old garage (with an asbestos roof) with a very nice larger garage. Everything was done when they said it would be. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. I would definitely use Tiffin again.

Barbara, Hertfordshire

Highly Recommended

Robert Tiffin successfully diagnosed and treated the increasing damp in the cellar of our old house, something several previous firms had failed to do. He was professional and efficient and provided an excellent report.

Susan, Middlesex

Excellent Work

Tiffin handled all the aspects of the job really well, keeping us informed and sourcing high quality materials. They did a good job of organising all the various trades to do their parts in an efficient manner.

Matt P, Buckinghamshire

Professional and polite service, fair and reasonable price

The “Tiffin difference” was immediately noticeable. We were left with a strong sense that Robert and the team were professional and reliable in their approach. We will be using Tiffin for our next project.

Craig R, Hertfordshire

Unhesitatingly Recommended

Robert Tiffin is helpful and professional. His advice is sound and he will save you money where he can. Not surprisingly, the people he employs are also hard working and professional. Schedules are maintained and when work is completed everywhere is left clean and tidy. I have no hesitation in recommending them.

John D, Buckinghamshire


Excellent advice on cause of damp in converted block of flats and successful repairs too. Extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of causes of building failure and damage and reinstatement for insurance purposes too. Highly recommended.

Steven Lazarus, London

Professional firm with high standards

Eco Tiffin sorted out my damp problem in an outbuilding, insulated and decorated it, turning it into a pleasant and very usable storeroom. Their knowledge and experience inspired confidence, and I felt that I was given honest advice about the most sensible way to pursue this project, without wasting money unnecessarily.

Neena Bush, Hertfordshire

WHICH Trusted Trader

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From then to now…

Robert Tiffin, a Quantity Surveyor took over the family business; he embraced the changes in modern-day building demands while still focusing on the core expertise. We have learnt that it is not just the client requirements that have changed but also the building ‘needs’. Because of this, we always strive to educate ourselves to keep up to date with the construction industries ever-changing technologies and materials. We believe that continual training is essential. Robert and Emily have both obtained diplomas for retrofitting in the refurbishment of buildings, and Robert has become a qualified, certified thermographer. This knowledge assists us in the identification of defects and heat loss in any structure. We continue with our commitment to our customers to provide the best advice and services, which includes assisting with building insurance claims.

Tiffin became Eco Tiffin and was incorporated as a Limited Company in 2010 as Robert became more passionate about the Eco side of the business, making what he calls, ‘the Living Environment’ better. We all know that ‘being green’ is becoming ever more popular and relevant, and Robert wants to ensure that we stay abreast of these developments. We do this through the implementation of sound ecological principles applied concerning housing through continual and further CPD education with all our staff and innovative products. Eco Tiffin receives an increasing number of phone calls from clients’ wanting to make sure their homes are energy-efficient, in tip-top condition and that they are doing their bit for the environment.

Introducing Robert Tiffin…

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Robert Tiffin is a director of Eco Tiffin, the expert building-solutions company. He started his career in the industry over 45 years ago as a quantity surveyor, working for large national companies such as McAlpine and Try Group developing his knowledge on domestic housing projects, health centres and hospitals. He then had a period working on modular buildings before joining the family business.

He has been on the London Board of the Federation of Master Builders for a number of years and is currently vice president. An influential figure in the building world, Robert was part of the expert working group set up by the Bonfield Review for the research into Retrofit Standards in 2017. In 2018 and 2019 he was invited to join the panel of experts on the Exhibition show Grand Designs. In 2020 he was asked to join other industry experts for a Q&A consultation to the Government All Party Environmental Select Committee for oral evidence focusing on energy efficiency. He has a particularly keen interest and expertise in defect repair and modernisation of pre-1990 historic and listed buildings. His focus on this specialist area is timely, as there is high demand, and his qualifications as a retrofit coordinator and thermographer are key. Eco Tiffin is a Which? Trusted Trader-approved member in partnership with Hertfordshire Trading Standards and an active member of the FMB and, therefore, Trust Mark-approved.

By continuously broadening his knowledge, Robert can advise his clients’ most effectively. His expertise, down to earth and practical approach allows him to find the ideal solutions to any building problem. Staying at the front of what are the latest developments in materials, technology and keeping up to date with the new legislation is critical. It enables us to help future proof your property and in the long term, save money.

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