Damp proofing and Timber Treatment

Property Care Association
In Huntingdon

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  • Vocational qualification
  • Huntingdon
  • Duration:
    3 Days

Damp proofing - Dampness diagnosis and remedial treatment. Timber Treatment - infestations, fungal decay, surveying procedures.
Suitable for: Candidates wtih some previous experience within the industry and those wishing to embark on a new career.

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Where and when

Starts Location
On request
PE29 6XR, Cambridgeshire , England


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Course programme

For people involved in the surveying or remedial work of buildings, this course provides the knowledge and skills necessary to identify and resolves problems relating to dampness and/or timber infestation. Take the three days seperately or run them together.

Day 1: Timber - biology, decay and insects

  • Methods of construction
  • Structure of wood
  • Surveying procedures
  • Wood borers
  • Fungi
  • Methods of treatment of timber infestations and fungal decay
  • Types of Preservatives and their application

Day 2: Dampness - diagnosis and remedial treatment

  • Materials used in construction
  • Causes and effects of dampness in buildings
  • Diagnosis of Dampness
  • Methods of treatment of rising damp
  • Surveying procedures
  • Ancillary procedures

Day 3: Health and Safety, Regulation and Legal aspects

  • Legal requirements and the Law
  • Health & Safety
  • COSHH and Assessments
  • Safe Methods of Use
  • Product safety
  • Survey Reporting

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