Archives for 2013

Waterproofing lift pits – David Cook’s view

Lift Pit Waterproofing Discussion Paper   The author Dave Cook is the Managing director and senior surveyor of Cook Group Ltd. He has been in the preservation & waterproofing industry since 1986. He has the C.S.R.T & C.S.S.W qualifications and is also an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Building (ACIOB). Dave is also […]

The toxic mould gravy train which is based on fear and a victim culture

‘Toxic Mould’ A con of the highest magnitude.   As we approach another autumn and winter, condensation and damp derived mould problems will begin to top the table of all damp proofing enquiries, for me, my firm and most others in the preservation industry. This happens every year at this time, so I thought I’d […]

June’s Brick-Tie Training day was really fun

A day working for a safer and healthier future     Keeping Up Keeping up with all the health and safety regulations and making sure we review our working methods takes time. So much time that now and again, I need to stop my teams installing wall ties or damp proofing and set aside quality […]

RICS members get the damp and timber surveying treatment via Blue Box Partnership

  I was able to join Blue Box for two of their training events this past few weeks. Blue Box are very active in providing up to date and relevant CPD training for RICS members, usually by RICS members. This time I was along to take one of the CPD slots with a presentation on […]

Property Care Association AGM and speaker program 25/4/13

  The Property Care Association Annual conference and speaker program   Last Thursday I was in Leicester for the PCA AGM and speaker program. This annual event is the focus of the entire industry and it was another great event. .  . Four speakers were laid on during the morning, prior to the AGM:   […]

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