Archives for January 2010

Alan Pettingale pays me a visit.

Well, this Sunday was a laugh for sure. Alan and I go back over twenty years.  We first met when I was franchising the Brick-Tie business back in 1987. Alan bought the Humberside Brick-Tie franchise and was by far the most enthusiastic member of the Brick-Tie team for quite a time. Alan wasn’t from a […]

‘Hands on’ community training centre opening day

I had a nice couple of hours on Friday, attending the opening of a new training centre for the Chapeltown community, in Leeds. A dilapidated building was bought for Latch (Leeds Action to Create Homes), and they have transformed it into a bright new resource for local people. I was invited because we’d been involved […]

PCA Structural Waterproofing Group & BS8102

Today marked a really great moment for the group.  I attended a meeting in Birmingham where the members talked about the future of waterproofing, CSSW and the new revised BS8102 standard. Steve Hodgson (PCA technical Director),  gave a really good presentation on the standard, outlining the many differences between the old and new.  BS8102 has […]

Waterproofing – Darren tries out our Hilti breaker

I visited a fresh site today where we are installing a  type C cavity drain system in 13 basements. The job involves forming a channel in the existing screed to accommodate the safeguard aquadrain channels, which take away any water ingress. The wall will be protected by Oldroyd XP membrane and the floors by Safeguard […]

Rising Damp is a myth?

Welcome to Doctor Hindlefokker’s dampness workshop. Here you will find out all about the damp – in the house and around the house and under the houses too. As you may already know it has been recently proven beyond any doubt that Rising Damp does not exist. In fact, it has never existed…not ever. No, […]

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