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, […]

Residential Ventilation Masterclass PCA

Extra knowledge of domestic ventilation via PCA   Last year I posted a review of the Bpec domestic ventilation engineers course. Now, after a year putting these skills to good use, I’ve been able to add further knowledge, via the new Residential Ventilation Masterclass, run by the Property Care Association. PCA members and many residential […]

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 […]

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 […]

My council house is damp – what can I do about it?

This post is a very basic guide I have written to help tenants and homeowners with mould related damp problems. You don’t need any technical knowledge to understand this stuff. I meet lots of people who are pulling their hair out over mould and really – once you have a handle on why it happens […]

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