From apprentice to damp and timber surveyor – a career path to be proud of
The ‘Mind the gap’ presentation via The Green Register was an event worth attending
To produce expert damp surveys we have to learn every day…. this week we shared some of that knowledge with Yorkshire’s finest
Surveyor training day is the first Friday of every month. Sometimes these days are quite technical and last week – we concentrated on getting the basics right.
Our boss, Bryan Hindle was able to attend this widely anticipated course on traditional repairs last Thursday. This is the second event of its kind, which the SPAB (Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings), has delivered at the PCA training shed. Bryan missed the inaugural day last year, because he was on a pre-booked holiday
Thermal surveys were improved with additional training for our team – read how it went on the Property Care association’s – ‘Thermography introduction Day’
Brick-Tie core damp specialist values were covered on Friday – health and safety, quality and of course…… fun.
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 […]
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.
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…
Brick Tie Preservation take damp diagnosis to a new level of precision with the establishment of a state-of-the-art damp diagnosis laboratory
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….
Controlling damp just got easier with the advanced training available from the PCA and attended by our damp surveyors.
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
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Bryan heads to Graham Coleman’s lab for hands on gravimetric damp testing tuition from the Property Care Association head examiner
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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