Knowledge Base

Welcome to the Knowledge base, a central hub for everything you need to know about all aspects of building and conservation.

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If there's a specific question you'd like to see tackled in the knowledge base, click below to submit it.  Note that we may not always be able to answer straight away, so please be patient!

We'd love to help everyone on the phone - and we will, if its booked and our time is paid for.

Please feel free to call and book a slot to talk for an hour - a professional consultation on the phone for an hour costs £75.  We are SO busy helping folks with problems, that we can't just chat with you, much as we'd love to...  

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If you dont find the answers you are looking for, please feel free to 'Ask a Question'.  If we think its relevant, we'll write a page and put it on the site.  Please note that if you are looking for specific advice about a problem, the Knowledge Base has a facility to allow you to purchase an hour of our time to discuss your issues in detail.

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Recent News
RICS prove they don't understand damp

I've just seen this staggeringly incompetent blog on the RICS website.  This is the kind of mis-information that is being fed to homeowners all over the country - and...

Pete's on BBC Radio 4 now!

Pete recently did an interview on BBC Radio 4 - You and Yours - which investigated a case history of failed cavity wall insulation.

An Irish client and his magnificent restoration blog

Our client, John, wanted help with this restoration - it led to this great blog.

It's Condensation Season!

The phone is running off the hook with calls about condensation. Find out how to solve your issues.

The Haynes Manual for Period Property

Ian Rock has written another of his great books.  This one is even better - We've helped Ian with this one and there's loads of photos of our guys doing timber frame work.  A great book, with lots of practical information you need if you have an old home.  Treat yourself and buy this - you won't regret it!

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