How to write a damp and timber report (CSRT revision)

Fundamentals of damp and timber reports (CSRT revision) or, How to write a damp and timber report. This article is for those wishing to produce damp and timber reports of an acceptable standard.     Clearly a book could be written on how to write a damp and timber report, but for now I am […]

Property Care Association course – timber identification for surveyors

A great day of learning at the Property Care HQ – as usual!   The PCA have a great suite of courses in timber infestation and damp diagnosis. Dry Rot, wet rots and all woodworm species are covered. This year the program has been strengthened with a course dedicated to the visual identification of timber […]

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 […]

Property Care Association launch official CPD scheme – hurray!

The PCA have launched a CPD scheme for members to subscribe to. I have my card and am already totting up the points for the year.   25 points are needed annually to remain ‘current’ and I have 12 thus far. These are from the 6 hour mould seminar with Caoimhin Connell for the PCA […]

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 […]

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