Archives for 2011

Property Care Association – short course “Introduction to Building thermography”.

Last week I was a paying guest at the PCA office in Huntingdon, for the above course. I get down there a lot these days, often just to keep my CPD up to date. This course is new though and I couldn’t miss it.   The Course Thermal imaging has been beyond the reach of […]

Condensation and damp workshop with The Property Care Association

Last Tuesday I spent the day at The Property Care Association’s HQ in Huntingdon. The subject was damp and condensation.   Graham Coleman spent the morning presenting a detailed class on sources of damp, salts and general basic science related to rising damp. In the afternoon we concentrated on condensation; diagnosis and effects. As usual […]

A trip around Envirovent’s Harrogate facility

I enjoyed a trip around Envirovent’s base in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, the other day. Envirovent North’s Owner, Stuart Wright, invited me and was clearly very proud to show me around. I was surprised to find that the building houses an assembly plant, where the company’s range of Positive Input Ventilation, extraction fans and heat exchangers […]

Property Care Association Northern regional meeting 2011

This week saw the northern meeting of the PCA members take place in Blackburn, Lancashire. The PCA is the only credible trade association for damp and timber specialists in the UK. Members include contractors (like me), and independent surveyors and consultants.  Manufacturers of the materials we use can also join. Anyway, this wasn’t just a […]

Woodworm in houses–some timber survey tips.

Whilst we are nearing the end of the flight season for Common Furniture Beetle Anobium punctatum, the holes the buggers make don’t heal up and you’ll come across them all year round.                              Above – Fresh flight holes in the back of […]

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