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Apprentice of the year to trainee surveyor

10 October 2018

From apprentice to damp and timber surveyor – a career path to be proud of

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Damp proofing skills officially rewarded

22 February 2018

Adam’s damp and timber treatment career just took off – with Brick-Tie of course!

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How we carry out a pre-purchase damp and timber survey

21 March 2017

This is how we make sure you get the best advice on damp and timber survey calls

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Green Register Bite Size CPD hits the ‘hot spot’

25 February 2017

The ‘Mind the gap’ presentation via The Green Register was an event worth attending

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Expert damp surveys day in Yorkshire

17 November 2016

To produce expert damp surveys we have to learn every day…. this week we shared some of that knowledge with Yorkshire’s finest

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PCA Damp experts in Yorkshire

10 November 2016

Yorklshire’s PCA damp experts get together to raise standards

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High quality damp proofing technicians are made not born

27 May 2016

Our Friday morning de-brief is serious business – with a lighter side too. Here on planet Brick-Tie we make high quality damp and timber technicians. Our job has been made much easier this year, with the introduction of the new Property Care Association Apprentice scheme. We’ve been involved with the scheme from the start, with […]

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Thermal survey training with PCA

8 May 2015

Thermal surveys were improved with additional training for our team – read how it went on the Property Care association’s – ‘Thermography introduction Day’

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Our Sheffield Damp and Timber survey CPD event

7 April 2015

Wow – CPD for Sheffield damp and timber surveyors reached epic levels last week as our boss Bryan Hindle passed on years of skills…..

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Damp specialist training for safety and service

21 February 2015

Brick-Tie core damp specialist values were covered on Friday – health and safety, quality and of course…… fun.

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Why is my house mouldy?

18 February 2015

Why is my house mouldy? This is a question we get asked almost every day, especially in winter. There was a time when the mouldy house situation was quite rare but over the last decade mould has become the number one complaint in Yorkshire, when clients or landlords call us with a damp problem. It’s […]

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Two apprenticeships with Brick-Tie start in 2015

6 December 2014

Fancy a career in the Property Care Industry? Brick-Tie Have two apprenticeship places available in 2015

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Filed under: Basement Waterproofing Cavity Wall Ties Damp Dry Rot General Health & Safety listed buildings Masonry Materials PCA Structural Repairs Timber Infestations training Wall Ties Waterproofing Wet Rot Woodworm

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Insurance backed guarantee for remedial work? – all change

8 October 2014

All change on the insurance backed guarantee front, as the Financial Services Authority change the rules for the better – our Managing Director explains all in a letter to customers.

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Yorkshire damp and timber specialists meet up in Bradford

7 October 2014

Learning never stops as our MD Bryan Hindle joins many of the Norths best and brightest damp, timber and basement waterproofing experts for a technical talk in Bradford.

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Property Care Association training for all

15 September 2014

The best get better with Property Care Association training. Most of our staff have obtained Property Care Association training over the years, but the training is so good, we can’t get enough of it. Not only our technicians benefit from Property Care Association training. Learning never stops in our business and that means across the […]

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Advanced DryRod damp proofing system arrives in Yorkshire.

16 August 2014

Brick-Tie Preservation take delivery of Safeguard’s cutting edge DryRod damp proofing system – and immediately put it to use for our clients in Yorkshire.

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Damp and Dry Rot in Listed Buildings

28 June 2014

Some useful information on why it is that old and listed buildings are more prone to damp and dry rot. Details on how modern repair methods must be used sparingly and alongside traditional materials…

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Having structural work or damp proofing done? Let the right one in!

18 March 2014

Criminal records – drug and alcohol testing – When having structural work or damp proofing done you are letting strangers in your house – at Brick-Tie we know you are placing trust in us and we take every care to ensure that trust is never misplaced

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Damp Proofing and condensation talk for Leeds University

23 March 2013

Our damp and condensation CPD program never stops.

Damp diagnosis and condensation training took our MD Bryan Hindle on the road again this week. The destination was Leeds University for a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) session with the University’s estates department.

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What is a Damp Survey and What is a Damp Report ?

5 February 2013

Damp survey? Damp report? These terms come up every day, all around Yorkshire, when people are either buying or selling houses and? there doesn’t have to be a damp problem for a damp survey to be asked for.

The problem is that most of us don’t buy and sell houses every day, so when a damp survey or damp report is asked for, people don’t know where to turn and that leaves them open to stress, confusion and sometimes; poor service.

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Accurate damp diagnosis using our gravimetric lab

12 December 2012

Brick Tie Preservation take damp diagnosis to a new level of precision with the establishment of a state-of-the-art damp diagnosis laboratory

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Specialist damp diagnosis getting even better

5 December 2012

Specialist damp diagnosis in Yorkshire just improved even further when Brick-Tie preservation acquired new laboratory equipment and detailed instruction from damp industry guru Graham Colerman….

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Controlling damp and mould in Yorkshire’s homes

14 November 2012

Controlling damp just got easier with the advanced training available from the PCA and attended by our damp surveyors.

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Chemical Damp proofing what can it do? What can’t it do?

12 October 2012

Chemical damp proofing is tried and tested but it can only control rising damp and will be ineffective against the many other common causes of damp in buildings

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Damp advice – how to get good diagnosis and treatment

8 July 2012

How to get good damp advice in Yorkshire – a guide. “I wonder if you can help me, I’m selling my house and the buyer’s surveyor says it’s damp?” “Are you the people who cure damp, because I think we’ve got that?” “There’s a smell and I’m sure it’s damp, can you help?” Where damp […]

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Teaching damp diagnosis to surveyors in Leeds

4 May 2012

A good morning of damp diagnosis work with Adair Paxton Chartered Surveyors of Leeds, West Yorkshire, last week. Bruce Collinson FRICS heads a team of surveyors managing a huge selection of properties across Leeds. Damp and mould problems crop up of course and Bruce asked us to spend some time with his team, to pass […]

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Electronic moisture meters for damp surveying

25 March 2012

Electronic moisture meters are useful tools but can cause real problems when used incorrectly. If you’ve ever thought “Why use an electronic moisture meter?” this post is for you.

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Rising damp and timber decay – they go together!

18 March 2012

Rising damp can cause structural timbers to decay but this interesting case shows how wood has acted as a type of organic damp proof course….

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More damp-proofing and timber treatment qualifications for our staff

7 March 2012

Damp proofing and timber treatment qualifications for Yorkshire’s best remedial team…

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Gravimetric damp testing

17 January 2012

Bryan heads to Graham Coleman’s lab for hands on gravimetric damp testing tuition from the Property Care Association head examiner

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A Bridged DPC may cause damp

13 September 2011

A bridged DPC may cause damp – but what is a bridged DPC? To save loads of typing I’ve shot a short video on the survey in Leeds, West Yorkshire. This is a case of a an indication of rising damp. Many would just install a new DPC, but I wanted to get to the […]

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Damp and Condensation training day at the PCA

12 November 2009

MD Bryan Hindle and damp and timber surveyor Jeff Holdsworth attend the PCA training course on damp and condensation

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