Over 35 years removing damp.
Over 30,000 satisfied homeowners.

The SmartDry Team

Henk Schrijver

Inventor and Chairman

Iwan Schrijver

Managing Director, Surveyor

Graham

Project Manager


Ben

Project Manager

Oliver

Qualified Surveyor

Laura

HR & Accounting


Anthony

Installation Engineer

Gareth

Installation Engineer

Gonzalo

Project Manager & Installation Engineer


We’re not satisfied yet, though. And that’s what keeps us innovating. In fact, we’ve recently upgraded our patented DryBrick damp removal system and created two new products.

SmartDry™ is the new international trading name of the renowned Dutch company Dry brick Systeem Vochtbestrijding b.v, which was established in 1982. During the last three decades, this company has become the European market leader in non-chemical damp proofing.

In 1979, Henk Schrijver invented a damp removal system that used natural airflow to draw moisture out of the walls of a building. Following installation of the Dry brick System in her property, an asthma patient noticed a significant improvement to her respiratory health. Her doctor wrote a paper on the case, which was presented at the medical conference for Asthma diseases in 1979 in London. This proved Henk’s hypothesis and the system went into production.

Our motivation is simple: create the most effective system at combating damp in the most sustainable way possible.

So what makes us different?

Unlike other damp proofing companies, our products actively remove damp from buildings, allowing the walls to breathe and keeping damp at bay – for good. By addressing the source of the damp problem, we ensure that excess moisture can no longer build up in the walls of your property or business premises. All of our solutions are chemical free and come with a lifetime guarantee.

Our in-house research and development team is constantly prototyping and testing new damp removal concepts. With over 35 years of innovation under our belts, we’re confident in our ability to provide you with the most effective damp solutions for your home. But don’t just take it from us. We’ve won a number of awards and are proud to be a Which? Trusted Trader and member of the Guild of Master Craftsmen.

  • Damp specialists with 35 years experience
  • Active removal of damp that allows walls to breathe
  • Chemical-free, patented solutions
  • No replastering needed on interior walls
  • Damp free lifetime guarantee

Green damp proofing

Damp is the natural movement of moisture, and it requires natural solutions to keep it at bay. Nobody wants to breathe in nasty chemicals or expose their family and pets to harmful sealants. That’s why the active component in our products is air. Just air.

This isn’t a new fad. We’ve been treating damp using natural principles since 1979. Damp proofing the green way, long before sustainability was even a consideration to most homeowners and building contractors.

That’s why the active component in our products is air. Just air.

A brief history

1967
Today
1967
Dry brick Fireplaces founded in Holland.
1973
Henk invents the Dry brick System.
1976
First real live test installation in the den Hartog family home in the Netherlands.
1979
An asthma patient notices a significant improvement to her respiratory health following installation of early the Dry brick System prototype in her home.
1983
Incorporation of SmartDry Netherlands.
1983
The Dry brick System receives assistance from the Dutch government to develop innovation.
1984
TNO report features the Dry brick System.
1988
After 7 years, the Dry brick System finally has its patent granted.
1988
The Dry brick System wins invention of the year award in the Netherlands on national TV (Veronica).
1995
Incorporation of SmartDry Belgium.
2004
Iwan establish SmartDry Control Damp S.L. In Barcelona. From Spain we provide the DryBrick system in Spain, France, Portugal, and Italy.
2012
The Dry brick System awarded No. 26 out of 100 most innovative companies by the Dutch Ministry of Economics and Innovation.
2014
Celebrates 30.000 installations throughout Europa.
2015
Iwan Schrijver damp proofing company start a rebrand process. From the first of January 2016 you will find us under SmartDry Intl Ltd.
2016
New website is launched to showcase our latest innovations.
2016
SmartDry design protection of the improved wing has been approved by the EUIPO.
Today
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