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Does a Physical Damp Proof Course Fail?

By | October 5th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Building Defect Analysis Blog Why DPC Injection Work is Rarely Required. The damp proofing industry in the UK commonly promote two statements that are fundamental to this industry. Firstly, they promote rising damp as a common occurrence and we can comfortably state that this is simply untrue. It is an academically proven fact that rising [...]

A Tale of Two EWI Failures

By | October 2nd, 2015|Uncategorized|

New blog on EWI Failures Lessons Learned from Two High profile EWI Failures We have been monitoring outcomes for quite some time on a number of high profile external wall insulation system failures; all of which occurred on high rise blocks in Bootle, Wigan & Glasgow. We have reviewed the Wigan failure and have a [...]

New Blog: The Damp Industry Con

By | September 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|

http://buildingdefectanalysis.co.uk/damp/the-damp-industry-con-the-con-surrounding-the-damp-industry-con/ THE DAMP INDUSTRY CON & THE CON SURROUNDING THE DAMP INDUSTRY CON SEPTEMBER 26, 2015 Hand held electronic moisture meters have a part to play in any credible damp investigation process. There is a business that regularly posts videos on Youtube, very alarmist video’s about how the damp industry are conning people and about [...]

NHF Annual Conference & Exhibition

By | September 25th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Today was the final day of the NHF annual conference & exhibition at the ICC in Birmingham. It was all rather spur of the moment but we decided to take an exhibition stand after being invited along by a client. We had no idea what to expect but did expect a reasonably busy exhibition hall [...]

Building Advice Centre now available

By | September 21st, 2015|Uncategorized|

We often get emailed for building advice as a result of the blog we maintain at www.buildingdefectanalysis.co.uk We have therefore decided to keep a page specifically for homeowners who want building advice prior to deciding their best course of action. The link for our building advice centre page can be found Here

New blog at buildingdefectanalysis.co.uk

By | September 19th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Sewer pumping station encountered during building survey.  We recently completed a full building condition pre-purchase survey for a client and they were surprised to see in their report that a sewer pumping station was installed to the drive of the property under consideration. We think it important that potential house buyers fully understand why these [...]

Yes, we work in London.

By | September 9th, 2015|Uncategorized|

I thought it worth posting some information with regard to geographic availability since we are constantly being asked if we do work in London. In fact we have a large London client base and do a great deal of work in London. We specialise in defects and water ingress to high rise buildings so as [...]

Cavity Wall Insulation Blamed Again

By | September 6th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Cavity Wall Insulation Blamed Again The potential damp problems allegedly caused by cavity wall insulation continues to be very topical at the moment. With this in mind it may be worth relaying details of another defect we were were asked to investigate this week. We were called to London to investigate an isolated patch of [...]

Solid Wall Insulation Failures

By | August 15th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Malone Associates Ltd have achieved a level of expertise with regard to solid wall or External Wall insulation failures. We have managed millions of pounds worth of installations and had a technical paper published in the CIOB's Construction, Research and Innovation Journal.We have also reviewed a large number of system failures and provided expert opinion. [...]