MVHR

Complete Preservation offer design, install, commissioning, and servicing of MVHR units across the South West. We offer solutions to Housing Associations and Councils, as well as home owners. We also carry out surveys looking for defects […]

Do I need a damp proof course, or is it a condensation issue?

I was recently asked to survey a property that had dampness issues internally. I was informed that a ‘damp specialist’ had already visited the property, and had diagnosed rising damp issues and recommended a chemical […]

Rising damp and dry rot survey, of West Ashton Church in Wiltshire

Complete Preservation received an instruction from a previous client who is a member of St John’s Church West Ashton Wiltshire, to find out why the walls are suffering from damp issues and the timber floor […]

Wet retrofit cavity wall insulation, penetrating damp – who’s to blame?

Complete Preservation were asked to inspect a property in Bristol that had dampness issues. There was visible staining on the ground floor, and first floor of the flank wall, and also around the window reveals on […]

Soaking wet cavity wall insulation in Wiltshire

This is literally the worst case of wet insulation I have ever come across. Also highlights don’t presume you know what the problem is, it’s not always that simple! A property owners recently had cavity […]

Damp chimney, penetrating damp, salts?

Where we survey and repair many chimneys we come across lots of different situations and hear so many different stories of mis-diagnosed repairs. This one just shows how confusing it can be for the layman……….Old […]

A review and opinion of performance data relating to an environmentally controlled damp-proofing system

A review and opinion of performance data relating to an environmentally controlled damp-proofing system 1. INTRODUCTION: In recent years there has been some significant advertising in the national press about a Patented, damp proofing system […]

It’s not active rising damp its hygroscopic salts, that nearly cost 10k to fix

Rising damp and hygroscopic salts, hygroscopic salts and rising damp…….confused?! It would also seem that there are many so called damp specialist surveyors that are also confused! I received a phone call from a worried son, his […]

Micro climates, mould and condensation problems

This hopefully gives a visual demonstration using thermal imaging and graphs, and shows why mould and condensation related issues occur in certain places in buildings. I often find surveyors complicate things about mould and condensation, […]

Suspected rising damp on a cavity wall

I’ve lost count of the amount of cavity walls we have actually cleared of debris. Any building that is cavity wall construction and has low level dampness that isn’t condensation related could possibly have bridging […]