Conducting a damp survey in Norwich

Conducting a damp survey in Norwich

History of high humidity and condensation A two storey town building in Norwich, has a history of high humidity and condensation in a majority of the rooms throughout the building. The building is currently occupied and operating as a dental practice. None of the members of staff had reported suffering any adverse health symptoms, however [...]

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High humidity and mould contamination

High humidity and mould contamination

Property suffering mould contamination In today’s article we will be discussing our recent visit to Salisbury. Our client requested our attendance at his dental practice, as it has a history of high humidity and mould contamination. It was our job to make an assessment of the indoor air quality in relation to selected biological contaminants.  [...]

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Evaluating the extent of water damage and fungal contamination

Evaluating the extent of water damage and fungal contamination

Flats suffering from water damage Busy London town was home to our next project. Two flats which were part of a large residential building had suffered minor water damage due to a leak from a water supply pipe to a toilet cistern. The incident was reported by the occupants of the flats and the damage [...]

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Assessment of occupational exposure to dust

Assessment of occupational exposure to dust

Exposure to dust within the workplace  Recently, we attended an open plan industrial unit as our client had concerns about the amount of dust their employees were being exposed to during their working day. Situated in a former quarry, the unit has purpose built offices and welfare facilities to the front of the unit, with [...]

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Evaluating the success of microbiological remediation

Evaluating the success of microbiological remediation Recently we travelled to London where we revisited a site where we had previously carried out a property sanitation verification. Since our last visit, the recommended remediation measures have been carried out. Our client invited us back and instructed us to evaluate the success of the microbiological remediation measures [...]

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Indoor air quality assessment to BREEAM standards

Indoor air quality assessment to BREEAM standards

What is BREEAM? BREEAM stands for Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method. When a building is built or has undergone extensive restoration, it is important that the sustainability of the building is assessed, rated and certified.  In this instance we were invited to a redevelopment site in Brighton. The site is a six-storey redevelopment of [...]

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Investigating mould growth in Tunstall

Investigating mould growth in Tunstall

Property with a history of mould growth Tunstall, Stoke on Trent was home to our next project. Our client invited us along to his dental practice and requested that we carry out an assessment of indoor air quality in relation to selected biological contaminants. The property is a two storey building which consists of an [...]

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Fungal contamination in a newly constructed building

Fungal contamination in a newly constructed building

Large scale fungal contamination Our next client was currently developing a four storey apartment block when work came to a halt due to evidence of fungal contamination being found. We were called in to evaluate the indoor air quality in the complete, affected apartment and to identify the root cause of the fungal contamination. We [...]

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Carrying out a Damp survey in Pembrokeshire

Carrying out a damp survey in Pembrokeshire

History of long term damp Our most recent project brought us to Pembrokeshire in Wales, where our client owns a dental practice. The dental practice operates from a three storey town building which had been suffering with long term damp issues. These damp issues appear to originate on the external corner of the building in [...]

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Conducting an indoor air quality assessment in Bridport

Conducting an indoor air quality assessment in Bridport

Is the indoor air contaminated? Today we attended a Dental practice situated in Bridport, where we were asked to carry out an assessment of the indoor air quality in relation to selected biological contaminants. The building was a two storey former school building which was commissioned in 1874 and then fully refurbished in 1990. The [...]

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