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Matheson Damp Services Ltd

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4/1, 91 Mitchell St,
G1 3LN

About Matheson Damp Services Ltd

Matheson Damp Services

Matheson Damp Services are proud to be a family business available where you need us, when you need us. Since 2006, we’ve been providing professional and affordable damp proofing and related specialist damp solutions across Scotland. Our clients are property investors, letting agents, commercial and domestic property owners across Renfrewshire, Glasgow, Ayrshire and throughout Scotland.

All of our work is competitively priced and is undertaken to the highest of standards. We’re fully committed to being the best at what we do, serving our clients by not just meeting their expectations but exceeding them.

Damp Surveys in Central Scotland
Get peace of mind or get to the root of your damp problem with a damp survey in Scotland from Matheson Damp Services.

Our specialist damp assessors will visit your property at a time convenient to you and will check your property for signs of dampness. During this assessment, we’ll fully explain any issues found in a way you can understand and will explain any remedial work that may be required.

With only five star reviews to our name since launching in 2006, we’ve been providing professional and affordable damp proofing and related specialist damp solutions across Scotland. Check out our areas of service.

Rising Damp Treatment
Rising damp can lead to structural damage within buildings. The internally rising groundwater saturates walls. Pollutants, which are contained in the water, and the constant dampness in walls can lead to mould, blistering and damaged render. A common reason for rising damp, especially in older buildings, is an incorrect or damaged Damp Proof Course or external groundwork being at a higher level than the Damp Proof Course.
If you do discover rising damp, it’s important to seek expert help as soon as possible. The team at Matheson Damp Services offer specialist rising damp treatment in Glasgow, Edinburgh and across Scotland.

Wet and Dry Rot Treatment
When unwanted moisture finds its way into a building, wooden joists, floors and roof timbers are often affected. As moisture builds up in timber, it creates an ideal breeding ground for a variety of wood rotting fungi which depend on a damp, moisture laden environment to grow. Such fungi are often “at home” in dark, poorly ventilated cavities and under-floor spaces, where they simply need a single moisture source to start expanding and spreading decay to adjacent timbers. When such fungal attack is discovered specialist advice should be sought.

Water Penetration Treatment

Water is a persistent invader and it will find tiny fissures in masonry and gradually work its way deeper and deeper into the fabric of the building. This moisture ingress is exacerbated by the freeze / thaw cycle which spalls masonry and further expands the tiny cracks and fissures in a continuous cycle of decay.

These factors can ultimately lead to penetrating dampness. Penetrating dampness occurs when moisture migrates all the way through the wall to the interior of the building – often during periods of prolonged heavy rain when the walls are continuously absorbing water. This “mass water” absorption combined with capillary action shows up on internal decorative finishes as damp patches on plaster, peeling wall paper, salt damage, black mould etc. It is often accompanied by an unpleasant musty odour.

Timber Infestation Treatment

Infestation by wood boring insects can lead to extensive damage to timber throughout a property unless treatment is undertaken by competent contractors.

An adult beetle will bore into timber and lays eggs which in turn take a full five years to develop through the larvae stage to adult beetle. During this stage the larvae will feed on timber creating small tunnels as it moves along.

The team at Matheson Damp Services offer specialist timber treatment in Glasgow, Edinburgh and across Scotland.

Condensation and Mould Treatment

Condensation and mould may be caused by poor ventilation and inadequate circulation of air in rooms, particularly bedrooms and bathrooms/shower rooms.

Although prevention is better than cure, it is a fact that many properties will require repair work due to the build up of mould as a result of condensation.

Reviews & Testimonials for Matheson Damp Services Ltd

5 star review
July 07, 2023
Very professional and polite.
Testimonial by
Craig Mitchell
5 star review
June 27, 2023
We were very pleased with the damp survey that Matheson did for us.

It was very thorough and the person doing it clearly knew what he was talking about.

He wasn’t just a surveyor, he also had lots of practical experience and was very helpful in providing useful information which helped us decide whether to buy the property we were considering.
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5 star review
June 11, 2023
This company was recommended by a family member who is in the building trade. We first met Alistair, who is the owner, who came out to complete a survey and answered all our questions. Once we had agreed upon a price and a date for the work to commence, he and his team answered any further queries we had before any work began. The 2 young men who worked at our property were fabulous. Andrew and Callum arrived timeously, were very respectful, kept us up to date with what was happening and didn't slack for a moment. They had everything they needed in their van, they wouldn't even stop for a can of juice or a cup of tea. They even listened to their music via headphones so as not to disturb us. They both worked their butts off. We also met Alistair's son Chris, again a lovely young man, very personable, who also kept us up to date with what was going on. Once the job was finished, we had noticed some things we were concerned about, purely because we know nothing about this kind of stuff. Alistair came out to our property and reassured us that all was well. He will also visit in a few months to ensure everything is as it should be. That is incredible customer service. We would not hesitate to recommend to others, brilliant service.
Fiona & Ann Elliott
Testimonial by
Ann Elliott
5 star review
March 10, 2023
After being worried about two areas of dampness in our home, we initially received a quote for a few £1,000 from another trader as they claimed they would need to knock down and rebuild a wall. However, upon contacting Matheson Damp Services over the phone, Karen made me feel very at ease, she firstly queried if we had tried the typical remedies of mould etc (rather than instantly trying to get a sale, so to speak), and then explained the whole process of what would happen with the survey and was happy to answer all my questions and offer lots of general advice.

The survey completed by Calum, who was polite, efficient and very knowledgeable. In the end, the issues turned out not to be as serious as first feared from the initial quote of the first trader, which was a relief. Although the work required could not be carried out by Mathesons Damp Services themselves, Calum offered some great advice and assured us he would get us some further information forwarded to us.

Within an hour or so, Karen, had already forwarded this information, along with some links to helpful products and some possible recommendations for other traders to carry out the work.

All in all, cannot fault any aspect of the whole process. Mathesons Damp Services are definitely an honest, caring and professional company which I cannot recommend highly enough.
Testimonial by
Margaret McEwan
5 star review
February 07, 2023
Highly recommend, gave great advice on a mould issue.
Testimonial by
Eilidh McGonigle
5 star review
October 03, 2022
We had a survey with Calum who was professional, well mannered and efficient. He pointed out the cause of our damp issue that had flummoxed us for some time (and other surveyors!). They even followed up by sending us further links and info about what was discussed. Great
Testimonial by
Laura Dunn
5 star review
July 23, 2022
The service from start to finish was excellent, from the initial survey through to both of the teams completing the work(damp proofing and plasterer). Their attention to detail and cleaning up after them was fantastic ,the girls who organised the work schedule and dealt with payment etc were lovely to deal with.
I have no hesitation in recommending Matheson Damp service for the quality of work, professional and friendly approach.
Testimonial by
Lynne Bridgeman Mccaffrey
5 star review
July 05, 2022
Excellent service from the guys at Mathesons - would highly recommend to anyone!
Testimonial by
Luis Guarin
5 star review
July 16, 2021
Had a problem with mould on my upstairs bedroom ceilings could not get to the bottom of it. Contacted Alistair and knew right away he knew what he was talking about , came out went up my loft and the problem was no insulation at the corners of loft . Came and done the work the following week its was Chris that came to do the work , he was professional and a very nice guy and I am delighted with there work .
Reasonable priced honest hardworking family business and I will recommend then to anyone looking to get work done as well as using them again myself .
Thank you very much guys
Testimonial by
Evelyn Hutton
5 star review
July 11, 2021
Excellent service. Completely professional; very friendly, responsive, knowledgeable and talked me through everything in detail. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend. A joy and relief to work with. Lauren
Testimonial by
Lauren Murphy
5 star review
July 04, 2021
Very professional, polite and efficient service. Work was carried out to a very high standard. Would definitely recommend.
Testimonial by
Ingrid Macnab
5 star review
June 23, 2021
I had Matheson Damp Services out to help inspect some wood rot in a bathroom floor/roof and received nothing but a top class service, cannot recommend them enough. Highly professional while maintaining a friendly approach and talked me through all the processes to resolve the issue and had the work done . Would and will use them again.
Testimonial by
5 star review
March 30, 2021
Thank you Alister, Great work, great advice, and a very professional job done. Would ?? recommend Alister for any repairs that you require done within your home.
Thank again
Gary Duthie.
Testimonial by
Marianne Duthie
5 star review
March 03, 2021
Very helpful, knowledgeable, efficient, quick, tidy and great work. Would definitely recommend. Thank you for the work completed.
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5 star review
February 04, 2021
Fantastic friendly service. Highly recommend
Testimonial by
Adam Breckenridge
5 star review
January 21, 2021
We would like to thank the Mathesons team for the work carried out in our 1930s house. From start to finish good comms and a great job done and completed within a short period of time allowing us to get the house on the market sooner than later. A very professional company who we would recommend to anyone requiring their services.
The Macleod’s-Glasgow.
Testimonial by
Kenny Macleod
5 star review
June 15, 2020
Can't recommend these guys highly enough. We had Alastair and Chris out to repair some damp issues to our flat that had been flagged up by the surveyor completing the home report. They were very efficient and repaired the damage and were very conscientious about ensuring the place was neat and tidy afterwards.

They also entertained us with some jokes!
Testimonial by
Graham Strain
5 star review
June 07, 2020
Alistair and his team responded to our emergency email sent on a Saturday night within a matter of an hour.
He made an appointment to come the next morning (Sunday) to assess the damages.
We had just taken ownership of a new property two days previous and the horrors that we discovered were such that we were advised to seek a professional opinion.
Immediately Alistair set out to explain in great detail the damages as he recorded them.
He rearranged his scheduling due to the emergency and started the next morning.
We are today so thankful for Alistair’s advice, his standard of work and his ability to complete the work in a very timely manner.
His work ethics are beyond reproach. We would highly recommend his company as a ‘first port of call’. We took advantage of the additional Kingfisher guarantee.
Many thanks to Matheson Damp Services.
Testimonial by
Ann Kerr
5 star review
May 03, 2020
I've have used Matherson Damp Services twice for Rising damp ,
I would highly recommend them to others,they are professional, efficient, geniune
honest and affordable .
Testimonial by
Joanne Probert
5 star review
February 15, 2020
I've now used Matheson Damp Services for issues with damp, dry rot and woodworm in various rental properties across Scotland. They always provide a brilliant and efficient service and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to others. I completely trust them in any of my properties and they go out of their way to help me and for that reason I wouldn't go anywhere else.
Testimonial by
Gillian Green
5 star review
January 17, 2020
Alistair is a genuine and honest builder specialising in Dry Rot and Damp Proofing. Before meeting him we had one company take money and not do the job correctly. Then we had another company come in and try to over charge and do work that was not required.

With Matheson Damp Services we have had an amazing experience, honest tradesman and very reliable.

I dont say this lightly as we have had our fair share of bad experiences. So refreshing to find someone that CARES. Even Kingfisher refer to him as one of there best trained partners specialising in Dry Rot and Damp Proofing. We checked all his certifications with Kingfisher before meeting with him ensuring we are hiring the right company, learning from past experiences.

If you need someone honest and reliable in this field you can rely on him and his company. He turns ups when he says he will and will quote fairly. Plus you get a gaurantee from him and his company personally as well as Kingfisher which provides peace of mind, especially when you have experienced very bad dry rot to your home or premises.

Thanks Alistair will be recommending you to many more friends and family!
Testimonial by
Hamid Davodi
5 star review
June 03, 2019
We used Mathesons for some water damage that we found in our boiler cupboard and also some water penetration issues that we had above our window sills. We found them extremely efficient, they arrived on the premises when the said they would, and completed the tasks to a very high standard. Would be more than happy to recommend them and would use their services again. Thumbs up.
Testimonial by
Colin McFarland
Matheson Damp Services Ltd. 5 out of 5 based on 22 ratings.


Products & Services

damp services

Condensation and Mould Treatment

Timber Infestation Treatment

Water Penetration Treatment

Wet and Dry Rot Treatment

Rising Damp Treatment


water proofing

basement waterproofing

mould control


water penetration

rising damp

damp surveys

dry rot control

damp proofing

Matheson Damp Services Ltd Serves The Following Areas

Matheson Damp Services Ltd General Description

Damp Specialists | Damp Treatment
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