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B Barker Damp Proofing

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About

B.Barker Damp Control & Timber Preservation is a well established company with over 20 years experience within the Damp Control and Timber Preservation Industry.

We have been recognised as approved contractors by Triton Chemicals for many years, which is in recognition of our reputation as being experienced, professional and reliable and providers of accurate and highly detailed surveys. This, in turn, allows us to be members of The Triton Users Guarantee Company, providing us with the facility to offer insurance backed guarantees to supplement our own company guarantee.

We operate throughout the entire London area, and pride ourselves on our reputation as a reliable, trustworthy, efficient and professional workforce.

We offer a range of specialised services, including the remedial treatment of rising and penetrating damp, tanking systems below ground level to vaults and basements and the treatment of timber affected by wet and dry rot and the infestation of wood boring insects.

What we do

  • Damp proofing and timber preservation services

    • Condensation and humidification control
  • Plastering

    • Plastering
    • Flat ceilings
    • Rendering
    • Skimming
  • More Services

    • basements
    • cellar tanking systems.

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Excellent work, super knowledgeable, great guy!
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Brian began working on our damp proofing at the end of July 2020. What was originally thought to be a fairly quick job turned out to take several weeks longer due to the age of our house (Victorian) and the plaster shortage. However, Brian was so patient throughout and nothing seemed to faze him at all. His craftsmanship was perfect and we felt completely confident in his abilities with his huge breadth of experience and knowledge in anything he was doing. He also ended up not only treating some woodworm for us under our floorboards but taking up the whole floor in our living room and hall at our request, rebuilding some of the foundations in some cases and laying chipboard ready for our new floor. Again, Brian couldn't have been more accommodating of these new jobs that kept coming up. To sum up, Brian is experienced, reliable, patient and a real grafter who's work is competitively priced. And to top it off, a great guy who we really enjoyed having around for the weeks he was with us! I would be extremely happy to recommend him to anyone who needs damp proofing or pretty much anything else that comes with it! Thanks Brian for all your hard work, we really appreciate it!
Customer in Greater London Posted on 29/09/2020 , work completed 15/08/2020
Superb service, efficiently and pleasantly delivered, and very good value.
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We were almost at our wits' end due to what looked like rising damp on three internal walls. Brian came round and did a free survey and quote, which we accepted as it was better value than the other two quotes, and he seemed a genuine tradesman. Our faith in him was well rewarded - he gave us a start date which he kept to, was punctual, efficient and did a superb job. Not only did he find the source of the damp (a wrongly installed condensate pipe from the boiler which had been leaking for years), he very efficiently removed the old plaster including working round some complicated pipe work. He also did some work for us on the original damp course, internally as well as renewing some bricks in the outside wall (for which he did not charge us). He was meticulous in doing the work, and cleaned up every spot of dirt and dust - we joked that then house was cleaner whilst he was working there than it normally is. When the lockdown meant it was impossible to obtain plaster, he kept us informed on the supply situation and managed to source some from the other side of London. His work is top quality, he is thoroughly conscientious and his price was excellent value. Above all he is a very pleasant person to deal with, and we would have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone: A rare find in this day and age - someone who came and quietly sorted out our problem and left us feeling much happier, and very satisfied with a job well done.
Customer in Greater London Posted on 03/07/2020 , work completed 13/06/2020
Urgent works
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Once again I found myself in an emergency situation with a huge leak on the kitchen ceiling. I call Mr. Barker, who had done a number of projects and jobs for me and the past. He came around, look at the problem, priced the job and did the work as a matter of urgency. He was punctual, precise and his work outstanding. I have come to know and trust Mr. Barker. He is honest and I can always count on him. In this particular case, he came and did all the work over a bank holiday weekend to ensure that the problem would not worsen. Thank you for all your help Mr. Barker.
Rafael Posted on 26/08/2019 , work completed 25/08/2019
Job well done
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Brian was easy to get hold of and easy to deal with. Top marks for quality of work, tidiness, punctuality and price. He's also a really nice bloke who's prepared to go that extra mile. During the course of the work some skirting had to be replaced and radiators removed and then rehung. Brian did all of this at no extra cost. Definitely recommended.
Customer in Greater London Posted on 13/07/2019 , work completed 02/03/2019
Excellent work and top service
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I first met Mr. Barker in 2012 when he tanked and damp proofed the basement of my house. He did an excellent job then. A couple of years later, I called him because I had other issues in the basement. He came and fixed those problems and did not want to charge even though there were unrelated to the work that he had originally done. I have been asking Mr. Barker to help with a number of issues in my house since and he has continued to provide assistance. He is extremely professional, reliable and trustworthy. His latest job for me was related to catching and fixing water leaks from a flat roof. He once again did an excellent job! He is worth every single pound. Excellent value for money! He also cleans up everything. Thank you Brian for all your help! I highly recommend his services.
Customer in Greater London Posted on 05/05/2019 , work completed 05/05/2019
A capable and highly experienced professional
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Brian did an excellent job of damp proofing our hall, which included making good faulty work done by a previous contractor. It was done on time and his invoiced cost was exactly as he quoted. He was very careful to clean up each day before he left and he also took away a large amount of rubbish when he finished. He gave us good advice on redecorating; in fact one of the reasons for choosing him was that we could deal with a single contractor for the whole job; he has now given us a very reasonable quote for redecorating. We also enjoyed his company.
Customer in Greater London Posted on 02/04/2019 , work completed 19/03/2019
Excellent work; completed on time and to cost
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Brian repaired my failed damp proof course, and re-rendered and re-plastered my internal wall. Brian gave me a competitively priced quote and he agreed a start date which he kept to. He turned up on time and finished on time. The final cost was the same as the quote. To me as a lay-person, his work seems to be very good quality. Brian was friendly and interesting to talk to. I felt he was completely trustworthy. I would have no hesitation in recommending him to my friends for a similar job.
Customer in Greater London Posted on 23/01/2019 , work completed 22/01/2019
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The job finished as planned. Excellent result to the problem. I would recommend to any friends in the future.
Ernest, London Posted on 11/10/2018 , work completed 11/10/2018
Excellent work. Swift, clean & professional!
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The work involved a full shim out of my 2 bed flat. Work was carried out quickly & to a good standard.
Christian, Middlesex Posted on 20/07/2018 , work completed 20/07/2018
Brilliant job
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I am really grateful for the level of service that B Barker provided. He was reliable and clearly skilled in his job. He has an eye for detail which is invaluable. He is also excellent in providing answers to every question I had. I would recommend this company very highly indeed.
Angeli, London Posted on 10/07/2018 , work completed 10/07/2018