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How to destroy a Grade 2 listed timber frame with cement and silicone

This is something of a rant about the danger of using silicone and cement. Wait till I get around the side of the building about 8 minutes into the video, and see the state of the sill beams - all be...
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A PROPER damp survey...

This shows you the scientific way to look at moisture levels within the home. Only part of the job mind - still need to look at drains, ground levels etc - but this shows the difference between a dry...
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Damp wally quoted £10,000. No work needed!

An almost pristine house, quoted many thousands by PCA damp wally company - strip all plaster, tank with cement, inject - the lot. It is perfect. Dry as a bone. No damp. A bit of water getting und...
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Cement pointing damages stone - perfect example

Fantastic example of cement strap pointing damaging the stonework of an old farmhouse. The barns are not pointed, and they are perfect. Where the barns become the house, some idiot has pointed it in...
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Damp meters should be banned!

This is a damp meter gong crazy all over the house. Everything is bone dry, yet this stupid piece of equipment says it is all soaking wet. They are also called resistance meters. ANY person using o...
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Surveying a timber framed, thatched cottage - what to look for

A quick video survey of a thatched chocolate box cottage. We find all sorts of problems, rotted timber, sill beams are compost, high ground levels, paint causing rot, heavy moss on the thatch. There...
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No rising damp in this cellar!

A wet cellar explained - its a leaky drain. In the process we find a Victorian cast iron range in the blocked up ingle fireplace. I explain the effects of soot, and how to ventilate the cellar.
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Why you never need to treat woodworm with chemicals

Most surveys say 'use a Property Care Association contractor' to treat the timber. This survey did as well. We were called in to investigate. BS 7913 says don't use chemicals. Dr Brian Ridout of H...
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Amazing survey - Harlech Castle here we come!

1930's house, lime rendered and decorated, all traditional materials, in the most amazing location! Keep watching - I'll do more videos of this place shortly..
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A wet house - cement render and GYPSUM to hold the beading! No rising damp.

Only ever seen this once before - gypsum used to stick the corner bead on, then cement rendered! What a mess. The house is absolutely soaking wet under the render - we need to strip all this cement....
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