The Property Care Association conference 2015

I attended the Property Care Association conference last week. It was the best yet, with five speakers on a wide range of relevant preservation topics.   The first was Peter Wilson of The Wood Studio   The wood studio is part of the Forest products section of Edinburgh Napier University.His presentation was excellent, filled with […]

Membranes for damp control… the good, the bad and the rotten.

What has damp-proofing using membranes got to do with Dry Rot?  Read on… This article is about the use of vertical damp-proof membranes in buildings as a way of controlling damp. DPM’s have been used for years under floors and such, but recently they have really taken off for use above ground, just to stop […]

BT Preservation & Brick-Tie reach 26 years of service

It’s amazing to think that BT Preservation was incorporated 26 years ago, it seems like yesterday.   Dad, brother Stuart and I wanted to take our damp proofing firm (Yorkshire Dampcourse), into wall ties and we chose to start a new subsidiary. Brick-Tie Limited was the result and soon we started using the trading name […]

25th aniversary newsletter is full of damp proofing,wall tie and structural repair jobs from 2011

It’s just over 25 years since I started Brick-Tie and our forth annual newsletter showcases a handfull of jobs done over the past year including specialist structural repairs to commercial buildings, cintec and helifix tie work, conservation work and news on more training and awards for my team. Click here to view pdf.. I’m very […]

Damp and Timber CPD with ARC Engineers of Leeds

  I spent an hour or two with Andrew Rimmington and the engineering staff of ARC engineers, in Morley, Leeds earlier today . Andrew is a keen supporter of continuous professional development and as he said to me today “We don’t do damp and timber surveys, but we need to know what’s involved and what […]

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