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Using oakum caulking to seal infill panels on timber frame

We show you how to use our caulking to make infill panels watertight in an historic oak framed building. If you need oakum and caulking iron, we sell caulking kits for timber frames - see: www.herita...
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Henley Ice Cream - Timber frame progress

We review progress on the job - and look at how the infill panels are fitted and sealed. www.heritage-consulting.org www.heritage-house.org
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Fixing the tie beam - Henley

The guys fix the huge tie beam plate, which secures braces and uprights. Now it needs to be all pegged together. www.heritage-consulting.org
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Rising Damp? No it ain't - just gypsum!

Gypsum plaster covered with wallpaper makes it look like the mythical rising damp. Actually its salts being forced up behind gypsum plaster into the lime.
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Elm or Oak?

Elm versus oak - all about the difference - and where you'll see beetle. And why you don't need to treat ANY wood with chemicals.
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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:

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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