Joe specialises in carrying out damp surveys on all types of properties from modern buildings to a wide range of historic listed and un-listed buildings of varying age and construction. He understands how historic buildings function and the importance of using traditional materials that are compatible with the building fabric.
Joe is experienced in undertaking Expert Witness reports and can offer detailed advice in respect of the “fitness for habitation” Act and has successfully dealt with numerous claims and expert reporting for individuals landlords and local authorities.
Joe has a vast amount of experience in carrying out Building Surveys, using a range of specialist equipment such as thermo-hygrometers, thermal imaging cameras and calcium carbide meters and roof cameras.
Out of the hundreds and hundreds of buildings Joe has surveyed, he has never once found a true case of ‘rising damp’ or the need to inject a chemical damp proof course. Similarly, he has never found a case where timber preservative treatment is required. Joe has a good understanding of conservation principles and philosophy and ensures that his recommendations are appropriate, practical, sensitive and adopt a minimal intervention approach.
Joe is constantly expanding his skills and knowledge within the conservation industry. He has undertaken numerous training courses including volunteering with the SPAB (Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings) andis currently working towards Associate Membership of the RICS. Joe has excellent experience and has recently attended courses on the application of lime mortars, renders and plasters, which are essential for historic buildings.
Some interesting buildings Joe has surveyed;