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Thinking of buying a house?……………… If you read nothing else today, just read this!

November 7th, 2016

Accreditations / Associations, Damp / Rising Damp / Damp Proofing /, Surveying, Wet Rot / Dry Rot, Woodworm

Thinking of buying a house?……………… If you read nothing else today, just read this!

We’re often asked by clients  do they really need a survey? and if so, should they have a survey before or after they buy?

The simple answer is “Yes and before” I’ll explain why.

The purpose of a survey is to establish the value and condition of a building/property prior to… read more



New changes to insurance guarantees for remedial repair

October 1st, 2014

Accreditations / Associations, All posts, Guarantees

As a professional Property Care Association Approved Company we are able to offer our clients insured guarantees for all of our specialist work. This ensures that if our company were to regrettably cease trading your guarantee would continue to provide protection for the work undertaken by ourselves.

For decades our industry has been at the forefront of consumer protection and the provision of long term… read more



Why Choose a member of the Property Care Association?……

April 1st, 2014

Accreditations / Associations, All posts

Why Choose a member of the Property Care Association?……

If you’re looking for a gas inspection you’ll be checking you’re contractors registered with Gas Safe, likewise if you’re looking for an electrician you’ll be checking they’re registered with the NICEIC (National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting), so when looking for a damp or timber surveyread more



Who and what is the property Care Association and what does it stand for?

April 1st, 2014

Accreditations / Associations, All posts

The Property Care Association

Who and what is the Property Care Association and what does it stand for?

Historically the preservation of timber and installation of retrofit damp proof courses were represented by two separate associations known as; the British Wood Preserving Association (BWPA) and the British Chemical Dampcourse Association (BCDA). In 1989 these two associations united to form the British Wood Preserving and Damp-proofing… read more



Kings of Crock!

October 30th, 2013

Accreditations / Associations, All posts, Guarantees

Kings of Crock!

Recently the PCA (Property Care Association) which is the leading industry body damp and timber preservation professionals wrote an article in their weekly publication warning of an increased number in the reported cases of Logo abuse. This is basically the use of the associations logo by none accredited companies passing themselves of as PCA members. For some reason there has been an… read more



Damp proofing rouge trader sentenced to jail.

September 7th, 2013

Accreditations / Associations, All posts, Damp / Rising Damp / Damp Proofing /, Guarantees, Surveying

There should  be no greater reason for doing your homework when searching for a damp specialist than this latest example.  A Coventry conman who conned elderly victims in the Midlands out of thousands of pounds for unnecessary damp work. Do your research and avoid the conmen, visit the PCA (Property Care Association) website http://www.property-care.org/ for a professionally recognised, approved, credible damp specialist and avoid the… read more



Dryfix 1st provider in the UK for insured water damage repairs

May 6th, 2012

Accreditations / Associations, All posts, Flood Restoration & Drying, Guarantees, Water Damage

Dryfix 1st provider in the UK for insured water damage repairs

When you instruct a professional company to undertake work on your property, you expect to receive a high level of professionalism in both the paperwork and communication, in addition to high quality workmanship. To  guarantee a high level of service clients will look for accreditation from industry bodies as a method of ensuring theread more



Insurance guarantees much more than just a promise

April 21st, 2012

Accreditations / Associations, All posts, Guarantees

Insurance guarantees much more than just a promise

We are asked allot by clients about our guarantee scheme, the general queries being “what is an insurance guarantee?” “What does it cover”? and “how does this differ from your company guarantee and other guarantees?”

So here’s the answer’s….

Most remedial companies will provide a guarantee upon completion of their work with cover extending between 10read more



Members of the Associations that Matter…..

January 12th, 2012

Accreditations / Associations, All posts

Members of the associations that matter…….

So what does it mean when a company or individual uses the term “Professional”, “specialist” or “expert” or wraps their vehicles and letterheads with logo’s and badges. Naturally anyone would assume the company is a professional knowledgeable organisation with a proven track record as the term and badges imply – although this is not always the case…..

So what… read more



Rogue Traders: Cowboy damp proofing

October 3rd, 2011

Accreditations / Associations, All posts

The building and preservation industry like many others has always been at risk of rouge traders, those who pray on vulnerable and trusting clients as a means of extracting money, profiteering on deceitful advice and actions backed by meaning less promises and guarantees.

Recently the BBC Channel “Rouge Traders” featured this company ” Cathedral Damp Limited (not to be confused with companies of a similar… read more



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