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Mid-April and, like clockwork, the season for active death watch beetles, and indeed other wood-boring beetles, has started.
The use of the damp meter, the most commonly used version is probably the Protimeter, requires caution and a clear understanding of its limitations.
A common problem found on timber framed houses is the use of cement mortar filler on the frame and also at the abutment with brickwork and around windows. This is a very bad choice and is the frequent source of severe timber decay and beetle damage.
The former Cornish Works site, in Sheffield, is an extraordinary opportunity to save a redundant factory and to give it a new life for the future.
Yet another new device is being marketed as an apparent wonder-cure for old damp buildings. Do not be fooled.
Looking after the vast early C18 estate at Stowe House, now a highly praised and reputable school, is a labour of love and a constant focus for the dedicated team of conservationists there.