Aldred Ltd specialist services:
Inspection and recommendations for treatment of dampness above & below ground level, including moisture profiles & dew point analysis with 7 day environment profiling using thermo-hygrometers.

Inspection of timbers for fungal decay & wood boring insect attack. Inspection by photographic endoscope of cavity walls for such purposes as wall tie condition and defective cavity insulation.

Thermal imaging of buildings to highlight areas of dampness, cold bridging and lack of insulation.
Calibrated meter pull testing of cavity wall ties up to 2.5Kn (and other fixings up to 25Kn).



Laboratory testing facilities

Laboratory analysis:
Identification of contaminant salts in masonry and plaster.Gravimetric testing of  masonry, plaster and timber samples to split Hygroscopic Moisture Content from Free Moisture Content.Moisture pickup of plaster samples.

Total Moisture Content determination by carbide meter for masonry, plaster & timber.

Carbide meter
Carbide meters and Photo endoscopes

Drawings For Planning & Building Control Approval:
Aldred Limited undertake architectural scale drawing work and provide full specifications for the purposes of  obtaining Local Authority Planning Permission and Building Control Approval.
The bulk of this work is for clients wishing to extend their properties including loft and basement conversions, or those who wish to undertake structural alterations.. All our drawing work is now undertaken using Computer Aided Design (CAD) software, with large format, up to AO size printers.

DrawingHouse Plan

David Aldred has been a qualified surveyor for over 20 years and specifically remedial treatment surveying domestic, commercial and historic properties for over 12 years throughout the North West of England.  David and his family live in the cottage he designed and built himself.  This wealth of practical experience combined with his qualifications and on site knowledge of both construction problems and the errors contractors can make, places him in a unique position to inspect for the client, in an unbiased, competent manner the problems described above.

Thermal Camera
Thermal Camera
Thermal Report
Thermal Reports

Please call us for friendly, independent, practical, qualified advice - our surveys are cheaper than you might imagine and obviously considerably cheaper than inappropriate treatment!

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