How Our Journey Begins


In 1997, at the age of 26, I embarked on an entrepreneurial journey, expanding my family’s successful business from the Netherlands to the United Kingdom. Despite my initial inexperience, I was fortunate to have the guidance of my father, Henk Schrijver, and the support of my family. Our product quickly gained attention, leading to a pivotal moment when it was featured in The Times. This exposure sparked an overwhelming interest across the UK, from London to Scotland, and Wales to Northern Ireland, allowing me to explore the diverse architecture and landscapes of this great nation.


The UK offered both challenges and opportunities. From historic watermills and lighthouses to townhouses, I had the privilege of working across a spectrum of properties, meeting a wide range of clients. This experience not only deepened my love for the UK but also highlighted the universal challenge of dampness in buildings, a problem I was determined to solve.


Driven by hard work and dedication, our team grew, and we established significant advertising partnerships with major newspapers, enhancing our visibility and enabling us to serve more clients. By 2002, our efforts were recognised with the prestigious Best British Enterprise Award, a moment of pride and confirmation of our positive impact.


The journey was not without its trials. The pandemic posed unprecedented challenges, leading to a closure of the company. However, resilience is at the core of our ethos. We have adapted and are now excited to offer our solutions to the new market, bringing decades of expertise to each client.


Today, as I personally conduct damp surveys and participate in installations, I am reminded of the journey that brought us here. Our commitment to quality and client satisfaction remains unwavering. The past years have been a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the importance of community.


As we move forward, we hold onto the lessons learned and the relationships built. We look to the future with optimism, ready to continue serving our clients with the same dedication and excellence that has defined our journey.



Kind regards,

Frank Schrijver


Throwback Thursday: Revisiting the 1997 Home Revolution

Discover the inspiring tale of environmental ingenuity in our “Throwback Thursday” feature, where we revisit the origins of our sustainable solution to dampness. Launched in 1997 and highlighted in The Times, now the Schrijver System has serviced over 30,000 homes.[/caption]

In 1997, a couple faced a challenge familiar to many homeowners: the pervasive problem of dampness. Seeking a lasting solution, they turned to the Schrijver System marking a pivotal moment in home maintenance.

Amongst the trailblazers of ’97 was our damp-proofing system. It began with a couple’s determination to find a permanent fix for their damp home, leading to the adaptation of a method from the Netherlands that would soon spread across the region.

Today, after more than two decades, the Schrijver System has been embraced by over 30,000 households. Its success is reflected not just in the numbers, but in the sustained satisfaction of homeowners who have witnessed its reliability and effectiveness. Our commitment to eco-friendly solutions has only grown stronger, driven by the positive feedback from homeowners.

The journey from 1997 to 2024 shows that environmentally friendly solutions don’t just protect our homes; they protect our planet. Our commitment to eco-friendly solutions has only grown stronger, driven by the positive feedback from homeowners.

For a deeper understanding of where it all began, we encourage you to read the original 1997 article from The Times, “Couple go Dutch to rid their home of dampness,” which details the humble beginnings of our system.