January 28th, 2012
Insulation, a topic I’m covering allot lately, I suppose that’s due to the boom in insulation installations and the majority of my surveys being related to condensation and mould during the cooler winter months.
I’ve previously expressed my opinion on insulating, I’m right behind it and back the government Green Deal scheme or reducing Britain’s housing stock emissions which is estimated to contribute up to … read more
January 14th, 2012
Penetrating damp or just poor practice – thermal imaging answers the question.
A recent damp survey in York, came from a distressed client who thought they had problems with penetrating damp in the bedroom – so we booked them in for a survey.
The couple live in a north facing two storey semi detached house, constructed under a pitched roof with concrete roof tile covering … read more
April 6th, 2011
Over this past winter i’ve been surveying properties on a daily basis suffering from severe condensation and mould issues, both problems which have become a trend over the last decade with new regulations for insulation and glazing and exaggerated further in new builds by air tightness tests.
As of April 2006 a percentage of new builds now require air pressure testing to comply with building … read more
April 6th, 2011
Advancements in technology have seen the cost of rather new thermal imaging technology reduce significantly where now some manufactures are able to produce thermal imaging cameras for under £1000.00. Whilst this is great, I expect that thermal imaging cameras will become common technology affordable to everyone in the industry and therefore subject to the same criticism as other tools such as; the electrical moisture meter.… read more
February 1st, 2011
The use of thermography for damp inspections has become an increasingly popular topic over the last few years with many good organisations such as the Property Care Association and National Flood School both offering Introduction to thermography sessions to demonstrate the use of thermal imaging technology in the damp proofing and restoration industries.
With advancements in technology manufactures of thermal imaging equipment have been able … read more