Come on – let’s test our knowledge of structural repairs The 7th February was the first Friday of the month so of course it was time for another exam. This time all technicians and surveyors sat the test on ‘Technical and safety implications of structural repairs’. The technical side included installation of Helifix Helibars and […]
MD Bryan Hindle attended the monthly branch meeting of IOSH (Institution of Occupational Safety and Health), today. Every month these meetings feature a few hours of worthwhile safety training and this month, mental health was on the agenda. This event was organised by IOSH Yorkshire’s members and included two professional presentations. Sustainable Return to work […]
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Brick-Tie launches an in-house college to drive higher standards in Wall tie replacement and preservation work
Safety first structural work by Yorkshire’s best trained team of experts
First day for new boy Gareth Clark. A safe start and an introduction to Brick-Tie via the boss
We were spreading the word to students – what a wonderful industry ours is
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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 […]
The Professional user of biocides register Can woodworm or dry rot be treated safely using chemicals? The short answer is yes, but it’s also true that in the wrong hands many chemicals can be harmful to the user, customer and the environment. This is what the professional users of biocides register is for. All chemicals […]
From apprentice to damp and timber surveyor – a career path to be proud of
Adam’s damp and timber treatment career just took off – with Brick-Tie of course!
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
The ‘Mind the gap’ presentation via The Green Register was an event worth attending
How does Yorkshire’s best damp-proofing, timber treatment and wall tie company stay at the top? BT Preservations reviews itself…….
To produce expert damp surveys we have to learn every day…. this week we shared some of that knowledge with Yorkshire’s finest
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.
Fancy a career in the Property Care Industry? Brick-Tie Have two apprenticeship places available in 2015
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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.
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 […]
…. ongoing lessons and training on Health and Safety at the IOSH National Health and Safety Symposium in Nottingham – Our MD Bryan Hindle reports back from the event….
Property Care Association awards 2014 – this time we won ‘Contractor of the year’!
CSRT time for damp and timber surveyor For the second time in a month our MD Bryan Hindle spent a day training and mentoring others. This time it was Paul Walker who is a young damp and timber surveyor studying for his upcoming CSRT (Certificated Surveyor in Remedial treatment), exams. He is employed in the […]
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.
As a Helifix approved contractor we work with helifix to spread the word about how useful and cost effective the Helifix system is for wall ties, and masonry repair
More qualifications for Brick-Te Preservation’s surveying team, with Sean Tristram-Jones adding the CSRT health and safety module to his collection…
Bryan Hindle presented a Structural Repair CPD (Continuing Professiopnal Development presentation) for members of RICS in Leeds….
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 […]
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 […]
Damp proofing and timber treatment qualifications for Yorkshire’s best remedial team…
Bryan heads to Graham Coleman’s lab for hands on gravimetric damp testing tuition from the Property Care Association head examiner
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 […]
MD Bryan Hindle and damp and timber surveyor Jeff Holdsworth attend the PCA training course on damp and condensation
When you have your work carried out by us you can be assured it is done by qualified wall tie installers. Five of Brick-Tie’s staff have recently achieved the City & Guilds NVQ level 2 in Wall Tie Replacement. The qualification has been available for a few years but until now, there was no training […]
Technician Darren Roberts has been with us for thirteen years. This week he spent a day sharpening his skills with Safeguard Europe, distributors of Vandex waterproofing products. Of course we’ve used Vandex for many years; successfully tanking and waterproofing concrete. In our business, learning never stops, so Darren leaped at the chance to brush-up on […]
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