At some point in your life as a property owner or tenant, you will most likely experience the dreaded issue of moisture in your home. It can sometimes be a bit of a mystery as to where it has come from, and it’s not always due to a plumbing concern!

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Understanding moisture in the building envelope is crucial. Therefore, calling in the correct professional is paramount to correctly assess and recognise the cause of damp in buildings and identify the necessary required repairs. This expertise is key to preparing the required specifications of recommendations and schedules.

If you’ve got moisture in your home, you need to act on it straight away. Don’t let a seemingly small matter turn into a large, problematic, expensive problem. Our damp proofing surveys have been designed just for this and include a thorough assessment, clear explanation, detailed report, remedial specification and costings.

Moisture and where it starts

We live in a country with unpredictable and changing weather patterns, so it is no surprise that so many of our properties experience damp problems, which lead to expensive repairs. We have learnt to take wet weather for granted. So, while we can throw on a coat or put up an umbrella when the rain comes down, our homes cannot do that and are exposed to the elements.

Moisture in brickwork is the worst possible ingredient to have in your property, and every effort should be made to prevent the ingress of moisture. Moisture in brickwork is responsible for damp, mould, condensation, health issues, dry and wet rot and even severe energy losses.

There are different types of damp, moisture and condensation issues that may be affecting your property. It is of paramount importance to get to the root of the problem and not just throw on a lick of paint to hide the ugly damp patch growing more extensive in the corner. Understanding moisture in the building fabric is a vast subject and key to the correct diagnosis. It is so imperative to understand how occupancy, ventilation, insulation, heating, materials and maintenance can all contribute to the moisture issue.

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

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Robert Tiffin is an expert in damp-related issues and receives many enquiries every week asking him to come and investigate damp and defects in the home. We take all forms of damp, condensation and decay seriously. Once we have identified the problem and its source, we are fully equipped and proficient at taking on all necessary remedial work.

If you have any concerns about your current property, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. The sooner you address the problem, the better the chances of resolving it.

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