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Property Remedial Articles - Olympic Construction

The restoration of Delph Lodge Chimney

Olympic Construction were proud and privileged to be instructed to undertake the restoration works on the chimneystack of Delph Lodge, Delph Oldham, the property is a prestigious private residence recently purchased by our client who wanted to restore the original chimneys into working order, as part of an ongoing restoration project using traditional construction methods and materials.

Delph lodge forms one of two properties located at the foot of Saddleworth moor, believed to have been constructed in the early 1900, which was later extended to the right hand elevation, the property became a grade II listed building on the 3rd July 1986 (English Heritage Building ID: 212088).

The restoration works to the chimney structure being required to repair the damage as a result of neglect, long term water damage and lack of inappropriate and unsympathetic maintenance of the property by past untrained contractors.

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Property Remedial Articles - Olympic Construction Training

Wall tie training and continual development day

As part of the continual training and development of our staff and so ensuring a first class service to our customers, four of our technicians, plus our head surveyor and managing director, Adrian Dawson attended a wall tie training course at the new Property Care training center in Cambridge in association with Pam ties.

The training center is fully equipped to provide training on all aspects covered by the Property Care Association, from damp/ water proofing to structural related defects, with fully equipped training rooms for both theoretical and practical sessions.

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The course covering both the theory side of wall tie installing, which is covered within documents ‘BRE digest 329 Installing wall ties in existing construction & BRE Digest 401 Replacing wall ties. Continue reading

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