Certificated surveyor in timber and damp in buildings exams

CSTDB Timber module examination day in South Shields   I was in South Shields today as part of a Property Care Association team of examiners. The PCA group included Mike Bromley and David Hockey.   Our venue was South Tyneside Homes in South Shields, where there were ten staff sitting the timber infestations module of […]

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, […]

PCA course on Writing Expert Reports

Expert Witness Training via the PCA – any good?   Yesterday I was at the Property Care Association HQ (PCA), to attend the Writing Expert Reports course.  This is one of the growing number of specialist additional courses the PCA have been adding to their already extensive suite. Lynden Alexander of Professional Solutions delivered a fascinating day, […]

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 […]

Relative humidity and vapour pressure – which is best?

Time for a chat about humidity and the internal environment.     A student asked me the other day “Why would I need to find out the vapour pressure in a house, when I already have the Relative Humidity”?   A great question and one which others have asked, so I thought I’d explain the […]

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