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Lime Torching in an old roof

Our new London office - torching the underside of the coach house roof with lime. Traditional alternative to roofing felt! www.heritage-consulting.org www.heritage-house.org
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Mixing and making Hot Lime mortar

We are building a new office in our London base - an old coach house. Here the boys are making hot lime mortar in readiness for repairs. It's so easy, so cheap, that cement should be a thing of the ...
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Forge Paint Removal

We show the process of paint removal from an old house covered in plastic masonry paint. This traps moisture into walls. Plastic is removed and earlier paints cleaned off to reveal beautiful old bri...
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Opening up an historic timber frame - many problems..

We surveyed this house, and warned client of potential problems. After negotiating allowance for repairs, they have completed purchase and we are now opening up and preparing to undertake repairs. Th...
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Rising damp - Nope - its broken drains!

It's been suggested this property needed damp proofing and tanking. We gave the thermal imaging camera a workout, and found peculiar cold areas. It rained, and lo and behold, a leaky drain was the c...
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We'll add videos to this page whenever they are put up to youtube - but here's a selection of the latest ones:

Mike did a survey recently in London and found this absolute mess - some of the worst damp wally damage we've ever seen. They even injected the skirting boards! The wall was bone dry - all the mess was completely unnecessary.

 

 

This is a classic example of PCA damp proofing yobbos, who drill and injct an otherwise perfectly good stone cottage.  The problem is all the cement pointing - which is trapping moisture into the walls.  Take away the cement, and the walls dry out.

 

 Now this is just to show you what we do with thermal imaging - the sorts of things you can see with a camera, and the advice that it enables us to give to clients.  It's powerful stuff - if you ever engage a surveyor- they better have one of these, or they aren't worth having.

This is a huge timber framed property we surveyed - a few comments about roofing and timber frames really - but good to see what we get up to.

This was Pete's first visit to a clients house, when he found thick render covering a beautiful old building and making it wet and cold.  Subsequently we helped manage a negligence claim against surveyors who failed to condusct a proper purchase survey, and the house is now thankfully re-rendered in lime, drying out nicely - and warm and dry inside.  Without ANY damp proofing.

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