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Technical Articles from Yorkshire - Brick-Tie Preservation

Want to know more about preservation issues like damp, wall tie corrosion or rot, such as dry rot or wet rot? Below you’ll find lots of details about the science and the technology of building preservation. From Woodworm to Dry Rot, wall tie corrosion to structural repairs, it’s all here for you in detail by qualified authors who know Yorkshire’s buildings through and through. From Leeds to York, Skipton to Sheffield, we have projects in progress or completed for delighted clients.

The low down on condensation, mould control, control of rising damp, penetrating damp, lime pointing and traditional dampness treatments as well as the latest preservation technology.

Please use the tags and topics on the right to skip down to whatever takes your fancy and remember; Bryan, Mike or Paul will always be happy to answer direct questions for you, or you can pop across to Bryan’s Preservation Expert blog for even more wide ranging information for Yorkshire’s premier building preservation company.

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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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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Filed under: Cavity Wall Ties Damp General Structural Repairs Timber Infestations Waterproofing

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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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Dry Rot Attacking Yorkshire’s Buildings can be Stopped Without Drama

22 November 2013

Dry Rot? Just how hard is it to treat?

We get lots of calls from clients worried about dry rot treatment. Usually this follows a survey which has suggested dry rot is present in their house, often the survey report will carry dire warnings about the dry rot, resulting in worried homeowners.

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Wall Tie Corrosion in post war housing and Commercial Buildings

11 August 2013

For some time wall tie corrosion has tended to be pigeon-holed as a defect of pre-war housing. It’s common in 1930s semis and it’s true; my wall tie specialist company’s bread and butter is pre-war dwellings.

However, over the past ten years I’ve noticed a steady drift in our work, which these days includes more and more post war commercial properties.

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