Building Preservation in the North

The best building preservation company’s meet up.   Leading building preservation specialists attended the Property Care Association (PCA), Northern regional meeting in Manchester yesterday. These regional meetings are a chance for PCA members to hear what the PCA is up to on their behalf and share ideas and best practice in building preservation. PCA chairman, […]

Successful Remedial Wall Tie installation.

How to succeed when installing remedial wall ties. There are many reasons why it may be necessary to carry out remedial wall tie installation. The most common reason is wall tie corrosion, where the original wall ties were inadequately protected against rusting. Poor galvanising and the use of bitumen paints was dealt with in the […]

UK Centre for Moisture in Buildings UKCMB

The UK Centre for Moisture in Buildings (UKCMB) Last Wednesday I was in London for the launch of the UKCMB. The launch was at the Roberts Building, University Collage London. About 100 interested parties were invited along to hear about the UKCMB and find out how they could get involved with its work. I was […]

Retrofit insulation Traditional Buildings

Retro-Fit Insulation Traditional Buildings. I was a guest at the Yorkshire branch AGM of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation today.  The AGM was for members only, but it was preceded by two fascinating presentations, which I sat in on. John Preston gave a presentation on the Impact of Retrofit insulation on traditional Buildings. Nick […]

Damp caused by cavity wall insulation?

Damp caused by cavity wall insulation.   The following post is a short review of the current situation regarding dampness caused by cavity wall insulation. However, what we need to address are the facts, which seem to be in short supply regarding this subject. Have you seen any damp caused by cavity wall insulation? I […]

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