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Avant Garde Damp Solutions Limited

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4.9

73 Reviews

Opening Hours
Today - 07:30–19:00
  • Monday 07:30–19:00
  • Tuesday 07:30–19:00
  • Wednesday 07:30–19:00
  • Thursday 07:30–19:00
  • Friday 07:30–19:00
  • Saturday 09:30–19:00
  • Sunday - Closed

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About

Established in 2003, Avant Garde has treated hundreds of properties across the South East, including domestic, commercial and historical buildings. Treatments for woodworm, dry rot and rising damp have been carried out successfully, with no signs of re-infestation.

We hold full membership with Sovereign Chemicals, the gold standard in building products, and are governed by their strict requirements as to the quality of workmanship and materials used on all our contracts. Work completed by us will be guaranteed in accordance with our specialist reports, supplied to each client after our initial visit.

COVID-19 POLICY: We are continuing to provide our expert service throughout the restrictions. Our processes have been adapted to ensure social-distancing protection is adhered to for the safety of our staff and customers (Update May 2020) .This will be updated as and when new information is available.

Ben Sullivan m:07985616724 tel: 01923350193

http://www.checkatrade.com/AvantGardDampSolutionsLtd/

What we do

  • Damp proofing and timber preservation services

    • Timber treatment services
    • Injection damp courses
    • Tanking Systems
  • Plastering

    • Flat ceilings
    • Lime plastering
    • Rendering
    • Skimming
  • Tanking

  • Handyman and home maintenance services

  • More Services

    • basement refurb
    • cdm system
    • dry rot
    • woodworm
    • thermal wall

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Very helpful advice on damp problem and work done to a high standard
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We had an issue with penetrating damp to several walls. Ben organised a damp survey and provided a clear plan of works. The works were completed within the timeframe provided and they were great at protecting the floors and clearing up afterwards. The bill was as in line with the estimate. Would definitely recommend to others.
Customer in Greater London Posted on 29/04/2020 , work completed 11/03/2020
Excellent work and on time delivery
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Not only the work was carried efficiently but they went the extra mile and worked on Saturday to deliver on time. Now my isolation issues are sorted for the next 30yrs (I hope!) Thank you!
Customer in Greater London Posted on 23/04/2020 , work completed 12/03/2020
Fantastic work from a knowledgable and trustworthy team
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Ben and his team were superb. Their survey was very detailed and helpful. It gave a clear picture of the work required to solve my damp problems. The communication from Ben via Email and phone was very quick. His work was carried out to a high standard and the re-plastered walls look great. I was fully informed throughout the process and am very satisfied with all aspects of their work. I highly recommend Ben and Avant Garde Damp Solutions.
Customer in Windsor and Maidenhead Posted on 07/04/2020 , work completed 12/02/2020
A thorough job and good value for money
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Damp treatment and re-plastering to dining room wall. Great customer service and the whole wall was re-skimmed.
Customer in Greater London Posted on 20/01/2020 , work completed 10/11/2016
Penetrating damp in hallway
Ben was very knowledgeable, he could see the problem straight away. Communication was good throughout. The two guys he sent to do the work were punctual, respectful and polite they carried out the work to a very high standard and tidied up when finished. I would have no problem in recommending this company or using them in the future.
Customer in Greater London Posted on 18/11/2019 (Reviewer did not use service)
Damp proofing and plastering an internal wall
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“Ben, was very professional, courteous and above all very tidy. He explained every aspect of the work and carried out the work to a very high standard. I would have no hesitation in recommending Ben. Thanks for a job well done.”
Customer in Buckinghamshire Posted on 09/10/2019 , work completed 04/10/2019
Highly Professional
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Great job by Ben and his team. Everything was professionally done. Communication was clear throughout and all work completed during the agreed period to a high standard. I would highly recommend this company without any hesitation.
Customer in Surrey Posted on 15/09/2019 , work completed 27/08/2019
Good quality job for a reasonable price
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We hired Avant Garde to treat all of our floorboards for woodworm, as well as for damp treatment of our walls. Ben was very knowledgeable about the two topics and his team carried out the work efficiently and to a very good finish. Where the original wall plastering wasn't perfect, the team re-plastered the entire height of the wall for a nice even finish, instead of only the parts which were removed for the damp treatment. Overall, we were pleased with the quality of the work, price and timeliness of the AG team, and would recommend them to others.
Customer in London Posted on 27/08/2019 , work completed 31/05/2019
Excellent work from Avant Garde Damp Solutions
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Ben and the team were fantastic. Professional, courteous and trustworthy. Honest with all assessments and were quick to let me know if the scope of the work was changing. The advice from the professional independent assessor prior to quoting for the works was excellent They were also happy to respond when I had questions after the work was completed. Would highly recommend.
Customer in Greater London Posted on 30/07/2019 , work completed 20/06/2019
Treatment of damp
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The work was carried out well and as planned. Completed on time. Room left tidy. People seemed nice and reliable.
Customer in Hertfordshire Posted on 13/07/2019 , work completed 29/05/2019
Excellent remedial damp treatment
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We chose this Company as it had had good reviews, and we were not disappointed. The work was finished to a very high standard and at the agreed price. Staff were friendly and courteous. They were punctual and worked hard while they were at the property so the job was done to the agreed schedule. Would definitely recommend them.
Customer in Greater London Posted on 02/07/2019 , work completed 20/06/2019
Thank you for saving us money Avant Garde.
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We did not use Avant Garde directly but they arranged for an independent surveyor to come and assess our problem we had with a damp patch. A lovely, very helpful surveyor came and straight away he knew that our damp was not serious and told us what the cause was and how to sort the damp patch out. It turns out we only need a good plasterer to hack off then re plaster with some water proofing in the plaster. For such a small job the surveyor advised us to go to our regular plasterer with the above advise and said that Avant Garde would have said the same thing. This only cost us £50 + VAT which we very happily paid to reassure us after having many other builders around giving many different and contradictory opinions of what had caused the problem and what the remedy would be, mainly that we needed to have the damp proof course redone and that just wasn't needed. If we had gone with one of these builders we would have wasted money and the problem may not have been solved. We will definitely keep the surveyor, Oliver Walker, as well as Ben Sullivan at Avant Garde in our address book for the future and would quickly recommend both to others.
Customer in Surrey Posted on 27/06/2019 , work completed 27/06/2019
Excellent work with minimal fuss
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This is the second occasion I have used Ben / Avant Garde. The job was performed to high standards and completed within the indicated time frame and quote. A guarantee of the work was also provided.
Customer in Greater London Posted on 04/06/2019 , work completed 30/05/2019
Fungal investigation and remedial work
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I had a problem with fungus in the floorboards in a spare room. Ben did an excellent job for me providing a reasonable estimate and carrying out both the investigation and the remediation work. The work was done in the time estimated despite some unforeseen problems with the existing wall. Everything was tidied up nicely afterwards and I was kept informed of progress all the way through. I am happy to recommend Avant Garde.
Customer in Greater London Posted on 30/05/2019 , work completed 22/05/2019
Damp survey and remedial work
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We contacted Ben about possible dry rot and he recommended we had a survey carried out. Two areas of wet rot caused by external soil being higher than our damp proof course were identified. Avant Garde then carried out remedial work as per quote speedily and efficiently. We have since passed on their name to our neighbours who were suffering with a similar problem.
Customer in Gloucestershire Posted on 15/04/2019 , work completed 22/03/2019
Excellent work, definitely recommend
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Ben completed damp proofing work in our bedroom. The work was excellent, Ben was extremely friendly, gave very helpful advice, and they were very quick, efficient and tidy. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Avant Garde.
Customer in Greater London Posted on 26/03/2019 , work completed 21/11/2018
Professional and efficient with good communications
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Avant Garde Damp Solution rectified a damp problem in the bedroom wall at 2 St Mary Abbots Place, Kensington, London. The job, from initial survey and diagnosis of the problem until completion and clean up, was carried out most effectively. The work took three days and was on schedule and as budgeted in the detailed quote. The price quoted, professionalism, helpfulness and ongoing communication were well ahead of anything offered by alternative tradesmen consulted.
Customer in Greater London Posted on 24/03/2019 , work completed 06/03/2019
Great work, clean and speedy
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This was the second job that Ben and his team have done for us. Amazing quality, considerate, and very clean. Definitely recommend them.
Customer in Greater London Posted on 27/02/2019 , work completed 14/02/2019
Work Carried Out Efficiently and Professionally
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We contacted Ben prior to the purchase of our property to arrange a damp survey. We were happy with the work suggested and once the sale completed we asked him to carry out the works. Ben was helpful and friendly and the work was carried out efficiently and we are very pleased with the result. We spent a lot of time looking for a damp specialist who was not going to sell us a lot of unnecessary work and were very pleased to find Avant Garde - highly recommended.
Customer in Greater London Posted on 03/02/2019 , work completed 13/12/2018
Damp proofing
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Damp proofing front wall. Very pleasant and helpful. Job done well. Would recommend them to anybody, very professional and hard working.
J, Middlesex Posted on 06/11/2018 , work completed 06/11/2018
Damp in basement
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Paolo: We (my brother and sister) had ongoing issues within our basement area for a property that we rent. We called Avant Garde and spoke to Ben Sullivan who organised an independent surveyor to come round and assess the situation. A full report was then given along with options to resolve these long standing issues. Work was carried out to a very high standard and I would not hesitate to recommend him to friends or family. ------- Rob: I have a basement flat with constant damp problems in different areas of the flat over many years. Avant Garde came to assess the problems and have done a great job fixing them including tanking a wall fixing cracks letting water in the building and a leak from an upstairs shower. This involved some building works plastering removing and refitting a radiator and as of 7 months later I am yet to have any problems. We also have a 10 year guarantee for the works to keep us satisfied there will be no issues. All the workers were very friendly and had good working practices.
Rob & Paolo Vernazza Posted on 04/11/2018 , work completed 04/11/2018
Professional service
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We had some damp on the walls in our master bedroom. Avant Garde were quick at replying to our enquiry efficient in sending in a surveyor and provided us with a reasonable quote. We commissioned them to do the work. The turnaround for the job was quick and the work was completed in a timely manner. Avant Garde were efficient clean and professional in every sense. Thank you so much for your help and solution.
Which? Trusted Traders Consumer Posted on 13/10/2018 , work completed 13/10/2018
Competitive price and value for money
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I asked the company to quote for damp proof work along side two other companies. They were fast, efficient and good value for money.
Adrian, London Posted on 05/10/2018 , work completed 05/10/2018
Highly recommended
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I had a boiler replaced dave removed my old boiler and disposed of it as well for me he was very professional and even cleaned up afterwards as well would highly recommend him to anyone
Which? Trusted Traders Consumer Posted on 20/09/2018 , work completed 20/09/2018
Exploration of damp cause
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The surveyor confirmed that for now, getting rid of my wisteria would be the first step and my wall -a small part of my front wall- might dry out. To call them again next summer and get the damp checked.
J Norton Posted on 19/09/2018 , work completed 19/09/2018
Professional Team with great leadership
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I discovered a week or so ago that our Victorian house had quite a conciderable amount of damp. I was in desperate need of someone to give me a quote and act quickly on getting the work done. I had tenants that had to move in a week later and Ben went out of his way to come on a Saturday and give me a quote. Ben and his team started work on the Sunday of that same weekend. Ben was an Angel sent to me directly from heaven. His work was done efficiently , very professional and he kept to his schedule and finishing everything as planned. He helped me by introducing me to his carpenter and decorater. I will be forever thankful for his help and hard work. I can definitely recommend Ben and his team.
Martelle Posted on 12/09/2018 , work completed 12/09/2018
Impressed with their expertise and willingness to go the extra mile
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Ben and his team at Avant Garde treated a dry rot issue in our basement. We were impressed with their thorough job. They took the time to treat the problem properly, unlike some other contractors from whom we also received quotes. We were also grateful that they took care to ensure dust from the basement was carefully contained, which is important to us as we have a small baby. We would definitely recommend Avant Garde and use them again in the future.
Jacqui Mantle Posted on 09/09/2018 , work completed 09/09/2018
Satisfied
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Good workers and took care of the property whilst rectifying the problem. Well satisfied.
Peggy, Hertfordshire Posted on 03/09/2018 , work completed 03/09/2018
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I contacted Avant Garde Damp Solutions and Ben came to see me in a couple of days. He explained what the work would entail and arranged for a report to be done. Once the work was agreed I received confirmation on the dates and the job was done the following week. It took 2 days as planned and I was pleased with the result. Ben and Frank have been very courteous and kept disruption to a minimum. Ben came back the following week to check on the job and make sure I was happy with it.
Mauro Calvetti Posted on 31/08/2018 , work completed 31/08/2018
Very satisfied Damp proof and Dry Rot works completed.
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Tanking refurbishment works undertaken to basement area. Replacement of wooden lintel and ceiling joist. Dry rot work also undertaken. Ben Sullivan was on hand to talk us through every step of the task explaining things simply and providing us with full details and costs when any additional work was discovered before going ahead. Professional and left the house in a clean and tidy state upon completion. Would highly recommend.
Chorbie, . Posted on 02/08/2018 , work completed 02/08/2018
Very satisfied with Avant Garde
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We had a damp problem in an old property that we had recently moved into. Ben quickly arranged for an independent survey and came and discussed the way forward for a suitable solution. The work required was a larger project than we initially expected but Ben and his team of guys worked hard and soon were rectifing the damp problem. It was good to deal with a local small company. Ben was always on hand to deal with any of our queries. His guys were always on time, polite and pleasant. The work was completed within the time frame quoted. We had one small snagging query which Ben addressed immediately. We would have no problems recommending Avant's Guarde for any damp solutions and work.
Peter Graham Bowerman Posted on 19/06/2018 , work completed 19/06/2018
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Mr Cove very helpful and knowledgeable, estimates always correct, work carried out in a timely manner by polite and professional workmen.
George Hill, . Posted on 14/06/2018 , work completed 14/06/2018
A Very Professional Service
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The fireplace in our new home had damp. Avant Garde Damp Solutions Limited stripped the plaster, treated the brickwork and re-plastered to a high standard. They were extremely quick to respond to my initial inquiry and undertook the work over three days the following week. They were polite, knowledgeable and highly professional. The work was completed on time and to the agreed budget and they left the space clean with all furniture back in place. I would highly recommend them to others.
Which? Trusted Traders Consumer Posted on 08/06/2018 , work completed 08/06/2018
Highly recommended
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I had some remedial damp work completed recently and I was very happy with the service and quality of work. Very professional and friendly staff. They took care to keep the carpets covered and clean and Ben was very helpful in giving advice for after care and kept me up to date and what exactly was being done and next steps. I would recommend Avant Garde to anyone looking for a high quality professional job.
Which? Trusted Traders Consumer Posted on 06/06/2018 , work completed 06/06/2018
Top quality work and a very friendly team, I highly recommend Avant Garde
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I purchased a basement flat in an old London Victorian house that was built in 1880-1890. I knew right away that I would need to do some damp woks when I bought the place. So I contacted about 5 different damp proofing companies and they all came over to have a look at the flat. Some were cheaper, and some were more expensive but what really stood out with Avant Garde was that Ben explained absolutely everything and the reasons why he had to do each little bit. It made me really comfortable with going forward and working with him and his team, and I never felt that they were doing something that was not needed. More over Ben's detailed planning of the works went a lot further than what the other companies were offering. So I really felt that he knew what he was doing and he wanted to cover every possible risk that could arise in the future. The job itself was quite big, the kitchen needed a full membrane tanking, and two bedrooms, a bathroom and a the living room that needed most of their walls damp proofed against raising and penetrating damp. And a french drain around the exterior walls. It took about 3-4 weeks to complete, the team was fast and on time every morning, they were all very friendly and very skilled in their own speciality. I'm very please with the result and I highly recommend Avant Gade Damp Solutions.
Tom S. Posted on 30/05/2018 , work completed 30/05/2018
Trustworthy
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Ben came to my house to look at the damp in my outbuilding. The solution he suggested didn’t require a damp course, saving me money but meaning he lost out on potential work. This was very honest and as result I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending him.
David Gudgin Posted on 29/05/2018 , work completed 29/05/2018
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Professional service this is the second project avant-garde has worked on for us ,having used other big-name large dampproofing companies in the past .This has been an much more positive experience with Ben being on hand to deal with any issues that might arise on a project like this. Even changing specification at the last minute to incorporate work to follow one for instance to allow us to tile directly onto walls after dampproofing had taken place not normally recommended for six months but quickly fixed when thermal aqua panel was applied on top of the dampproofing .Ben is knowledgeable and I would not hesitate to recommend this company.
Tom J Posted on 25/05/2018 , work completed 25/05/2018
An excellent DPC company
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Ben Sullivan and Avante Garde Solutions put in a DPC in our breakfast room and were prompt, professional and friendly throughout the process. They took care to keep debris and dust under control and kept to timescale and quote. Minimum damage to skirtings and doorframes and excellent workmanship. I would happily recommend them.
Which? Trusted Traders Consumer Posted on 20/04/2018 , work completed 20/04/2018
Dry Rot Treated
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Avant Gare Damp Solutions treated dry rot in our lounge. Work was done on time and to the agreed price. Ben and his team were courteous and tidy - making the whole process stress free. Would happily happily recommend and would use myself again.
james1 Posted on 08/04/2018 , work completed 08/04/2018
Damp proofing in Dining Room
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We contacted Ben after finding him through Which Recommended traders. We have had a problem with existing damp in our dining room for many years which other builders have not remedied so we got in touch with Avant Garde Ltd. Ben outlined the problem in his report and listed the remedial works that were needed. We went ahead with the works and were impressed by the professionalism of his workers. Ben managed to start the works a day early to suit us and the work was completed in three days. What was really reassuring was that the workmen arrived early and promptly in the morning. There was no hanging around for people to arrive and his workmen were eager to get the works completed. I am very pleased with the work which has been carried out and that it was completed within the timescale specified. I highly recommend this company.
Jankowski Posted on 08/04/2018 , work completed 08/04/2018
Surveying damp patch
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They were exceptionally helpful when I explained the problem and arranged for a survey which was carried out with 48 hours. The surveyor explained what he needed to do making sure we understood every step of the way. He carried this out and promised us a report within 2 days which we received as promised. We consider the full service outstanding
Hurricane Posted on 02/04/2018 , work completed 02/04/2018
Re-plastered middle bedroom with damp problem
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Small job in a middle bedroom Victorian house, but they gave the best quote, did the job on the day that was planned/promised and gave great advice on how to solve the problem. The room looks great now and not a spec of dust, or plaster anywhere in the house. Great team who really care about there workmanship.
Twickers Posted on 29/03/2018 , work completed 29/03/2018
Excellent service - would recommend without hesitation
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Ben and his team provided an excellent service to our organisation. I was impressed by the standard of the finished work and was very grateful that he turned it around so quickly for us to minimise the disruption to our office. He was a pleasure to communicate with; professional, clear, patient and knowledgeable. We appreciated Ben’s existing relationship with a great surveyor who we happily called in to formally identify all the issues that needed remedying. There are other companies within our complex who have suffered similar issues, I did not hesitate to recommend his services to them.
Vicky Tyson Posted on 29/03/2018 , work completed 29/03/2018
Fast and efficient service
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We found a woodworm problem when refurbishing our Toilet, and within 2 days of contacting Ben it was treated very professionally and with a friendly & tidy service, despite the appalling weather
ian.turnbull2 Posted on 08/03/2018 , work completed 08/03/2018
Very professional
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Ben and his team carried out damp proofing works to the bay window. From the outset Ben and his team where extremely professional and polite. The works were carried out to a very high standard. The house was clean tidy upon completion of the job. All in all a very pleasant experience. I would have no hesitation in recommending Ben and his team.
Which? Trusted Traders Consumer Posted on 28/02/2018 , work completed 28/02/2018
Excellent service and problem solving
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We had a damp course installed in 2 rooms and due to a complex damp problem have had all floors on the ground floor replaced.
Which? Trusted Traders Consumer Posted on 26/01/2018 , work completed 26/01/2018
Excellent service and problem solving
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We had a damp course installed in 2 rooms and due to a complex damp problem have had all floors on the ground floor replaced.
Which? Trusted Traders Consumer Posted on 26/01/2018 , work completed 26/01/2018
Great service
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Avant Garde provide a great service. From initial contact, inspection and job completion I found Ben to be amiable, professional and was able to accommodate the work around my tenants. I was fearing the worst with damp to my property but received frank and competent advice and guidance. I would recommend Avant Garde.
Karl01 Posted on 25/01/2018 , work completed 25/01/2018
Dry rot to damp courses and the best service you could hope for
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The Avant Garde team have been brilliant in both their approach and execution of complex work. Communicating what to expect, providing clear pricing and always service with a smile. Work began in 2014 after discovering dry rot caused by an old leak in the utility room. Ben staged the work in order to swiftly address and contain the problem whilst fitting in and around a busy moving household. This work covered 3 ground floor rooms and when the extent of the problem was clear, Ben and the team helped convert this into an opportunity. At a later stage a separate issue relating to ground drainage and rising damp meant an chance to work with the team again and they didn't disappoint. Ben found a solution that his competitors large and small had been unable to solve - how to introduce internal wall insulation to solid walls without compromising window profiles or creating a damp hazard. Brilliant! Beautiful plaster work as well as a further job to repair and replace the external plinth to the rear of the house. Ben deserves every success and the best clients.
Which? Trusted Traders Consumer Posted on 23/01/2018 , work completed 23/01/2018
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I contacted the guys for a quote in Nov having already got one from one of the bigger companies. As well as being competitive they are also very thorough and if it wasn't for their expertise I could have had a major delay with a bathroom renovation. Information that was not shared by their larger competitor. They fit the job into my schedule and worked very long hours to do so. They also fixed another problem in the flat. My builders were impressed with their quality of their work and I was impressed with their overall service. Recommend them highly.
Na Coats Posted on 22/01/2018 , work completed 22/01/2018
Honest, fast and efficient
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Ben dealt with a damp problem in our basement. He produced a quote on the same day after surveying the problem. He turned up with his team on the agreed date and completed the job quickly and efficiently.
Simon F Posted on 14/01/2018 , work completed 14/01/2018
Efficient and fast
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The team came and got on with the job very efficiently, and did the work as quoted, as well as doing some extra bits when we asked them to.
Guy Martin Posted on 21/12/2017 , work completed 21/12/2017
Very professional
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Ben and his team were very professional and did the job within the original estimated timeframe. The property was left clean and tidy after completion of the work.
Lee Posted on 03/12/2017 , work completed 03/12/2017
Damp and plaster
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Ben is great and I would recommend. Always on end of phone and knowledgeable . Quality work too
Eddie555 Posted on 09/11/2017 , work completed 09/11/2017
Excellent Job
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Resolved penetrating issues, back of the shop, team were polite and tidy.
Fawad, Middlesex Posted on 01/11/2017 , work completed 01/11/2017
Prompt and professional
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Thorough inspection given, detailed quotation followed. Arrived punctually and care taken to cover not only furnishings but switches etc. Very neat job, left house tidy. Received guarantee certificate. Have recommended services to neighbours.
Lesley, Hertfordshire Posted on 16/10/2017 , work completed 16/10/2017
Good and reliable work
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The work was pushed along fast and reliably, by pleasant people.
Nicholas Posted on 28/09/2017 , work completed 28/09/2017
Fixed damp problem, great work
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Ben fixed our damp problem that had been plaguing us for years. He's knowledgeable, honest and does a great job. I'd thoroughly recommend him.
Katherine Merrifield Posted on 06/07/2017 , work completed 06/07/2017
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Removal of plaster and skirting from damp wall, expose blocked fireplace and remove rubble, spray and treat wall , rake out mortar, inject chemical DPC, tank wall, re-board fireplace, move two power points, render and plaster wall, skim adjacent walls, fit internal vent to chimney breast. All work was carried out to a good standard, politely and to schedule.
Which? Trusted Traders Consumer Posted on 03/07/2017 , work completed 03/07/2017
5 star trader, highly recommended
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Ben really lives up to his 5* rating on Which?Traders. He quickly identified our concerns and had a plan of action within a day that was thorough and competitive. I found him to be great company, knowledgeable and polite. He and his team worked neatly and swiftly and kept me informed all along the way, I have no hesitation in recommending him, a great find.
alpinecrabtree Posted on 15/05/2017 , work completed 15/05/2017
Very professional and honest
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Contacted three damp specialists. Avant Garde Damp Solutions was the most thorough and reasonable. Excellent job, very tidy and would highly recommend.
Luke, Middlesex Posted on 25/04/2017 , work completed 25/04/2017
All in All a Good Experience
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Initially a thorough survey was undertaken and then a comprehensive report & quotation was prepared. Soon after acceptance the job commenced and was completed speedily but without corners being cut. Preparation before and clearing up afterwards was very efficient. Excellent advice given on possible additional measures to prevent future problems. Work gang pleasant & helpful and supervised by the very affable Ben.
qprduffy20 Posted on 09/04/2017 , work completed 09/04/2017
A pleasure to work with
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Ben and his team were a complete pleasure to work with and great from start to finish. From explaining what was needed in detail, to not pushing the most expensive option and even giving advice about areas outside the scope of the brief. The work started and finished exactly when they said it would and is to a really high standard. I would highly recommend them - they've even managed to go some way to restoring my faith in builders!
Jo Webb Posted on 06/04/2017 , work completed 06/04/2017
Great job - very friendly and informative
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Professional and thorough, from quoting, to finishing the job. Ben explained everything clearly and also gave me advice on preventing any problems in other areas of the house.
Natalie, Buckinghamshire Posted on 31/03/2017 , work completed 31/03/2017
Great Job
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Ben gave a thorough breakdown of the damp problem and solution. His team cracked on with the fix diligently, leaving the walls with a ceiling to floor skimmed plaster to dry and the room tidy. Would highly recommend Ben and his friendly team
Shirley H Posted on 05/03/2017 , work completed 05/03/2017
Professional, clean tidy and prompt
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The price on the quote was the price we were charged. Great communication and workmanship and a high standard. Clean and tidy and I have no hesitation in recommending them.
Louise, Middlesex Posted on 13/02/2017 , work completed 13/02/2017
Friendly and helpful
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Ben and his team were really helpful getting the job done quickly for us and went above and beyond what was originally agreed as scope of work. We would recommend.
Ruth, Surrey Posted on 06/02/2017 , work completed 06/02/2017
Excellent & efficient job.
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Ben Sullivan and his colleague resolved our damp problem in the porch quickly and efficiently. The work was done within the timeframe specified and to budget. The finish was neat and everything was tidied and cleaned afterwards. An excellent job. I would thoroughly recommend.
Helen, Surrey Posted on 19/12/2016 , work completed 19/12/2016
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Would recommend service to friends.
Janet, Buckinghamshire Posted on 17/11/2016 , work completed 17/11/2016
Professional, punctual and courteous damp proof solutions
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I had a major damp problem which was treated by another company several years ago but the treatment failed and was not honoured under their guarantee. I contacted Ben who, or very short notice, organised a comprehensive survey which identified the failure by the previous company and also included photos and a breakdown of the required damp course and tanking work, time scale and their costs of the work to be carried out. His team were punctual, polite, very clean and professionally finished the job exactly as per the schedule and quote provided. They covered all furniture and carpets to prevent dust and stains and tidied up daily and removed all rubbish at completion.The rendering and skimming to finish was smooth and exact. I was very pleased with the workmanship and find it refreshing to find a tradesman who does what he says he is going to do and there were no hidden charges. Great job Ben! highly recommend his services.
Frankie Posted on 10/10/2016 , work completed 10/10/2016
Professional and helpful
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Ben and Kosty did a fantastic job refurbishing a challenging bathroom which had been badly damaged by damp. Even for the substrates that will be covered, they used good materials and done properly to lay a solid foundation for lasting quality. They thought details through and worked very efficiently, patient and creative at problem solving. They are neat and tidy, everyday clean carefully after work and rubbish has been carefully put into many bags & neatly stored.
Jie, London Posted on 08/10/2016 , work completed 08/10/2016
Dry rot to damp courses and the best service you could hope for
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The Avant Garde team have been brilliant in both their approach and execution of complex work. Communicating what to expect, providing clear pricing and always service with a smile. Work began in 2014 after discovering dry rot caused by an old leak in the utility room. Ben staged the work in order to swiftly address and contain the problem whilst fitting in and around a busy moving household. This work covered 3 ground floor rooms and when the extent of the problem was clear, Ben and the team helped convert this into an opportunity. At a later stage a separate issue relating to ground drainage and rising damp meant an chance to work with the team again and they didn't disappoint. Ben found a solution that his competitors large and small had been unable to solve - how to introduce internal wall insulation to solid walls without compromising window profiles or creating a damp hazard. Brilliant! Beautiful plaster work as well as a further job to repair and replace the external plinth to the rear of the house. Ben deserves every success and the best clients.
Which? Trusted Traders Consumer Posted on 30/08/2016 , work completed 30/08/2016
Excellent work, very professional
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Ben and his team gave advice for additional work needed on the flat roof before he could resolve our internal damp wall. The advice was free, the roofer recommendation was excellent and Ben returned to free the Chairman's wall of damp and mould and put it in pristine condition. We have had no recurring damp problems since. Ben is friendly, knowledgeable, diligent, tidy, considerate, good value and we can highly recommend him and his Avant Garde Damp Solutions' team. Excellent job.
Dawn, Middlesex Posted on 13/04/2016 , work completed 13/04/2016
Excellent job
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A.G.D.S made an excellent job of the damp in my basement bedroom.
Nicholas, London Posted on 15/03/2016 , work completed 15/03/2016