Building mental resilience for a better life It is said by many that modern life and the demands placed on us by work and social pressures are leading to an increase in poor mental health. This may have been recognised by some in the corporate world, but in construction, especially in smaller businesses like […]
From apprentice to damp and timber surveyor – a career path to be proud of
Planning to work safe starts as soon as we visit your home or business. Damp proofing, wall tie replacement or structural repairs – safe by design
Friday morning breakfast and there’s lots to be happy about
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Brick-Tie are Investors in People through to 2020!….
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How does Yorkshire’s best damp-proofing, timber treatment and wall tie company stay at the top? BT Preservations reviews itself…….
Congratulations are in order for more of our employees as we enter 2017; safer, better and above all – competent
Yorklshire’s PCA damp experts get together to raise standards
How do Brick-Tie go about becoming outstanding? The firm is its people and as Investors in People since 2007, we aim to demonstrate, that this is the right way to do things…
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 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 […]
PCA awards winners for the forth time and counting!
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
A double win for Brick-Tie at the annual Property Care Association ‘Good Practice’ awards….
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.
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 […]
Property Care Association awards 2014 – this time we won ‘Contractor of the year’!
Our clients helped us raise enough money to pay for 12 Macmillan cancer care nurses for one hour – brilliant!
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Training and staff development has a direct effect on the quality of our damp proofing, woodworm and dry rot work.
All our damp proofing specialists are qualified and here, Peter Linsell shows off his latest NVQ certificate in damp proofing, woodworm and rot treatment.
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Our recent full training day was dedicated to health and safety – for our team – contractors who work with us and for our clients. The work we do presents lots of opportunities for injury and illness. Wall tie work almost always involves working at height falls from height causes many unecessary deaths at work in the construction industry.
Timber treatment means we use pesticides, which need to be used carefully to protect clients and ourselves too.
Our March Continuing professional Development event was held in Colton Leeds last Wednesday. A mix of 40 delegates ranging from Structural Engineers to Architects and building surveyors were in attendance, to hear the latest technical details on three subjects…
Training comes first at Brick-Tie so we ended the year with a training day dedicated to customer service
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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.
More qualifications for Brick-Te Preservation’s surveying team, with Sean Tristram-Jones adding the CSRT health and safety module to his collection…
Lack of specialist knowledge is at the heart of most basement waterproofing failures so it pays to use a CSSW qualified specialist
Another Property Care Association meeting dominated by additional training for members and their staff – excellent!
Yorkshire’s finest damp, timber and wall tie specialist wins again! For the second year in three we are highly commended in annual Property Care Association awards. The PCA agm saw Brick-Tie Preservation awarded the Training and personal development ‘highly commended’ award. This is the second time we’ve been recognised in this way and the whole […]
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.
Damp proofing and timber treatment qualifications for Yorkshire’s best remedial team…
Our MD Bryan Hindle and administration manager Katrina Jackson achieve NVQ level 4 in leadership and management…
The Property Care Association is the premier body for preservation quality, training and service, so recieving an award for our training commitment was great. Especially when the judging is completly independent. Bryan was delighted, clutching the award and a free bottle of bubbly “The PCA awards include categories for training, sustainability and innovation. Our award […]
Bryan attended a Continuing Professional Development meeting, organised by the Institute of Specialist Surveyors and Engineers last Thursday night. The subject was ‘Flood remediation’. Or in plain English ‘how to dry out and then repair buildings damaged by flooding’. The presentation was done by Steve Hodgson, who is the general manager of the Property Care […]
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