Finding the root cause of reoccurring rising damp

Finding the root cause of reoccurring rising damp

Dental practice with a history of rising damp Our next client contacted us as their property had a history of long term rising damp. It was our job to then attend the property and conduct an assessment of the indoor air quality and a damp survey in order to find the root cause of the [...]

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Indoor air quality assessment in Nottingham

Indoor air quality assessment in Nottingham

What is the HQM assessment scheme? The Home Quality Mark (HQM) is a national standard for new homes, which uses a simple 5-star rating to provide impartial information from independent experts on a new home’s design, construction quality and running costs. Our client, based in Nottingham contacted us and requested that we carry out an [...]

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Damp and Mould investigation in Wiltshire

Damp and Mould investigation in Wiltshire

Assessing the indoor air quality In this article, we discuss our most recent project where we were instructed to carry out an assessment of the indoor air quality in relation to selected biological contaminants. The building we were called to assess was a two storey terraced town building which was built back in the 1970’s [...]

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Control of Noise at Work Assessment

Control of noise at work

Assessing occupational exposure to noise Today’s project was an assessment of occupational exposure to noise in a factory which specialises in the production of grain milling and grains sorting machinery. The main production building is divided into three separate areas. The offices and welfare facilities are situated at the front of the building, while the [...]

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Microbiological Investigation in Dorking

microbiological investigation in dorking

Conducting a microbiological investigation Our recent project was a mansion building situated in Dorking. Our client instructed us to carry out a building inspection and microbiological sampling and to evaluate the presence of suspected fungal contamination to the external rendering of the building.  The mansion is a three-storey building with rendered traditional stone walls and [...]

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Occupational exposure to Hazardous Substances

occupational exposure to hazardous susbtances

Employee’s exposure to hazardous substances Today we were in Peterborough where our client asked us to carry out an assessment of occupational exposure to hazardous substances. Our main objectives of the assessment are; to measure the concentration of inhalable dust within the working environment, to measure the concentration of welding fumes within the working environment, [...]

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Testing indoor air quality for biological contaminants

Testing indoor air quality for biological contaminants

Conducting an indoor air quality assessment Today’s client contacted us and asked us to carry out an assessment of indoor air quality in relation to selected biological and chemical contaminants. The building of interest was situated in an inner City of London and consisted of a bedroom and utility room on the lower ground floor. [...]

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Occupational exposure to noise in West Midlands

occupational exposure to noise in west midlands

Is exposure to excessive noise dangerous? In this article we will be discussing our recent trip to the West Midlands, where we were asked to carry out an assessment of occupational exposure to noise in a factory. Statistically around 17,000 people in the UK suffer some degree of deafness, ringing in the ears or other [...]

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Assessing Indoor air quality in relation to biological and non-biological contaminants

Assessing Indoor air quality in relation to selected biological/non-biological contaminants

Is indoor air quality contaminated? Most recently we travelled to Somerset where we were asked to carry out an assessment of indoor air quality in relation to selected biological and non-biological contaminants. The property was a residential building which dated back to the 1930’s. The current owners had occupied the property for approximately 13 years. [...]

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Damp and mould survey in Wrexham

Damp and mould survey in Wrexham

History of damp within the property Wrexham was home to our next project, where we were asked to carry out a building inspection and damp survey. The property in question is currently being used as a dental practice and has a history of damp problems as far back as 7 years. This leak originated in [...]

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