Preserving Watton Clock Tower

The Watton Clock Tower is situated on Watton high street in Norfolk, and in 2015 it’s clock face broke and the tower was found to be in a state of disrepair. The tower itself suffered a severe leak and the structural timbers were at risk of serious deterioration.  The tower was built in 1679 by Christopher […]

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Thor Helical retrofit brick reinforcement

Masonry repair contractors are often faced with this structural issue and many have become highly experienced in rectifying this problem using non-disruptive modern methods of retrofit brick reinforcement manufactured in the UK by Thor Helical. Bowing walls and lateral instability usually occurs when the masonry panels, often solid walls, aren’t connected to the floor joists, […]

Rising damp treatments move forward with leap and bounds

The association of wykamol users are always at the forefront of innovations in the damproofing industry. Like in this photograph of a property which has had a chemical injection damproofing system inserted, but instead of the normal hard render system and length drying times, association members can now use meshed high density polyethylene systems. What […]

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Basement Waterproofing – Doing it the right way

We receive a wide array of enquiries relating to basements, ranging from surveying a basement to diagnose the source of dampness, to addressing failed waterproofing and tanking systems, carrying out sump and pump inspections, supporting customers who are part of our aftercare Pump Servicing Scheme. This blog post will look at another key aspect of […]

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Basement extensions becoming more popular

Basement extensions becoming more popular in the UK The extent of the trend for home owners in the UK to build basement extensions is revealed by new research which shows planning applications for this kind of work has increased by 9% in the last two years. But in London they are even more fashionable with […]

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Day in the life of…

Day in the life of a technical manager at AAWU surveyor The site is Wythenshawe hall and farm buildings , part historic and listed buildings the AAWU member was asked to help design a specification for rising damp, and timber treatments to this group of buildings . The main hall had been vandalised and a fire […]