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How to install a positive input ventilation system-piv

This is a short post on why it is necessary to get a positive input ventilation system installed professionally. There is an actual qualification in ventilation, it’s a Bpec – Domestic Ventilation Systems, I have […]

Suspended timber floor surveys

Suspended timber floors are very difficult to survey on a pre purchase survey if the surveyor isn’t able to lift any floorboards to inspect the sub floor. Lots of properties now have laminate floor coverings […]

Nuaire Drimaster Positive input ventilation reviews

This is a little case study review of a Nuaire Drimaster positive input ventilation system, why it didn’t work and there continued to be a condensation and mould problem. First of all I was told […]

Aerial photography

To find out the real cause of a dampness issues sometimes you need some modern technology, I often find when carrying out surveys there could be an issue with guttering or chimneys and help is […]

Alternative Repair Strategies for Traditional Buildings by SPAB

The Property Care Association have a new training day that is carried out by the SPAB. This is held at the new training centre, where all the practical sessions are now held. The SPAB (The […]

Flood restoration

If you have had a flood or a burst pipe we can help. We offer leak detection using thermal imaging cameras, listening sticks, along with boroscope inspections of cavity and sub floor voids. Leak detection […]

A survey to BRE Digest 245, rising damp in walls diagnosis and treatment

Ross Charters of Complete Preservation was asked to give a presentation to 200 members of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) at the Wessex Briefing. He was asked by Geoff Hunt who was Chair […]

It’s not a leak, its not rising damp….it’s condensation!

We have just carried  out  a damp survey for a national building company that builds housing estates. The company will not be named, what I will say is in there defence they chucked money at […]

Pre purchase damp and timber survey reports

I have to write this report as I have seen an alarming rate of problems lately with reference  to pre purchase damp and timber surveys. If you have recently had a home buyers survey or a […]

Independent damp specialist consultant

Our surveyor Ross Charters also offers his services as an independent damp and timber specialist consultant. Customers are offered to take advantage of our surveyors vast experience in damp and timber defects where we can carry […]