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Atruss Preservation

Carshalton, Surrey
+Approved member since 2019

Services and skills

  • Damp Proofer

    8 skills

    Damp Investigation

    Damp Survey

    Dry Rot Treatment

    Penetrating Damp Treatment

    Rising Damp

    Structural Water Proofing

    Timber Treatment

    Woodworm Treatment

  • Plasterer

    13 skills


    Dry Lining

    Flat Ceilings

    Lath Plastering

    Pebble Dashing / Rough Casting


    Polished Plastering




    Spray Rendering

    Tape & Jointing

    Waterproof Plasterer

  • Services

    4 services

    • Domestic Work
    • Commercial Work
    • Free Estimates
    • Insurance Work Undertaken


Customer reviews

Overall ratingin last 12 months

9.7Write a review
  • Workmanship10 out of 10
  • Tidiness10 out of 10
  • Reliability8.88 out of 10
  • Courtesy10 out of 10
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122 Total Reviews

The reviews below represent customers' views and not the views of Checkatrade

  • Worthless Guarantee

    0.33Verified Review

    The company carried out damp treatment/New dampcourse /plastering in early Nov 2019 we reported failure as rising damp had returned .Mr Truss after several requests called and promised to return and resolve the problem. A year later and after a further request to honour the guarantee an agreed appointment was made .On the morning of the appointment an email arrived stating "payment for work was not received until 9/11/09" he claims Truss Preservation do not work on Saturdays and as payment receipt is dated 9th September (Saturday ) and the guarantee was therefore void.

    Location: CR0
  • Damp proofer

    10Verified Review

    Alex completed a damp proofing course in my house. It was a very pleasant experience. From the moment he met us, Alex was polite and courteous. He remained so throughout the days he was at our house. Alex kept to the price he quoted us, there were no hidden extras and his work is of a high standard. He also came readily back when I wanted to query something. At the end of the job, he left the house clean and tidy. I would readily work with him again and thoroughly recommend him.

    Location: KT3
  • New damp proof course in kitchen wall

    10Verified Review

    An excellent experience from initial quote to completion of job. Alex kept me abreast of progress throughout the two-day job and his attention both to detail and to overall tidiness was exceptional. His workmanship throughout was of the highest quality and we were very pleased with the finished product. I can thoroughly recommend Atruss to anybody having damp problems.

    Location: SM5
  • Damp proof course

    10Verified Review

    Alex has done an excellent job of sorting out our damp problems in the lounge with a new damp proof course. He was polite, punctual, helpful and left the room tidy.

    Location: SM1
  • Survey

    9Verified Review

    Called company out to inspect (?) damp patches in bathroom. Reassured that it was not damp. Same day appointment. No charge. Good service

    Location: SW17
  • Damp assessment

    10Verified Review

    Prompt response to request and prompt assessment of possible damp. Assessment was free of charge.

    Location: SW17

Company profile

  • OwnerMr Alex Truss
  • Member Since2019
  • Public Liability InsuranceUnverified
  • AddressChecked
  • IdentityChecked
  • Checkatrade T&C'sSigned
  • VATNo
  • Company typeSole Trader

Company info

My name is Alex Truss, I'm a 48 year old Damp Proofing specialist based in Carshalton Surrey. I have been specialising in Rising Damp for the last 25 years.  

After learning the ropes through my dad who was also in the industry I decided to go solo around 15 years ago and have never looked back. 

I work anywhere within South West London , South East London and North Surrey. 

I am a sole trader who takes pride in their work. All damp proofing works come with a 20 year guarantee. I put my name to my work and and am proud of delivering an excellent service which would be unrivalled any where else in the industry.

Not only do I specialise in the identification and treatment of rising damp I also deal with issues such and Dry Rot and Wet Rot. Crack Repair with the installation of the helibar and helibeam systems. Basement tanking and waterproofing with systems such as Vandex BB75 and the multicoat Sika1 multi coat system. I am also a first class plasterer and renderer so call me for any work above including floor laying etc.

Please note that I do not deal with condensation or any penetrating damp.

Your works may also need the removal and re-installation of say a bathroom or kitchen units. Don't worry you will be in safe hands. 

Please give me a call or email to discuss any damp issues you may have.

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