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 […]

Six things to check and do before you choose a damp-proofing specialist.

Damp-proofing, timber treatment and waterproofing specialists are ten a penny – Google or Yell will find you lots of them when you need one. However, like all trades there are good ones and bad, ignorant and clever, honest and not – how do you stack the odds in your favour? The thing is, that damp […]

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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