Olympic Construction now have our own new testimonials section on the website. The old testimonials section which was provided by a 3rd party provider was not upto our standards. Our website developer has transferred all the previous testimonials from the 3rd party provider. So if you see many testimonials with the date, that is reason. Continue reading
It is with great pleasure and pride, I am able to announce a third generation of Olympic Construction. My son Simon has decided to join the family run business following completion of his degree in Business Management, at Huddersfield University, making this the third generation of this long running company. Continue reading
Serpula lacrymans requires wood (hardwood or softwood) or other cellulosic materials as a food source. The fungus grows most rapidly on wood that has a moisture content above 30% though not saturated. It is unable to colonise wood which has a moisture content below about 20% but the fungus has an ability to cause localised wetting of previously dry timber. Continue reading
This may sound like a peculiar question to ask, but if the answer is no then this may result in it being very costly.
The chimney stack is one of the most exposed areas of the property and is also one of the most neglected when it comes to maintain. Water ingress into any part of the structure will be detrimental resulting in dampness and decay. Continue reading
Olympic Construction are Property Care Association Members (PCA)
Would you employ just anyone to fix the breaks on your car or would you employ a qualified motor mechanic?
I know what, my answer would be it would be the motor mechanic, as I value my life. Continue reading
Earlier this month, I received instruction to undertake a pre-mortgage survey for dampness, the instruction was not specific or relating to any particular area of the building.
As part of a pre-mortgage inspection the lender often requests that a wall tie inspection is undertaken by a member of the PCA to ensure there are no structural issues.
Wall ties are a means of connecting the inner and external leaf of a cavity wall together, providing support and preventing deflection due to the effects of the wind. Continue reading
Before Christmas I received a call from a client who requested that I undertake a Pre -mortgage damp and timber survey of a property in Oldham the property being only 2 miles from my office.
How to stop rising dampness the environmentally friendly way
At Olympic Construction we are always looking at how to reduce the impact our works will have on the environment.
By installing and Electro Osmosis damp proofing system into your property, you will prevent dampness and its side effects, of mould, wood rot and condensation. Without using any harmful chemicals into the property or the environment.
So how does it work ? Continue reading