certified qualified

Damp proofing skills officially rewarded

Picture of Bryan Hindle CSRT CSSW GradIOSH

Bryan Hindle CSRT CSSW GradIOSH

Bryan is Technical Director of Brick-Tie Limited

Damp proofing and timber treatment covers a vast area of work. Each day of the week our technicians can be completing such diverse jobs as installing a chemical DPC, to replacing rotten floors and treating dry rot. All these and more come under the heading of damp proofing skills.

These skills don’t come easy. Good training, hard work, diligence and a desire to learn are all important.


Adam Orton joined us only three years ago as a damp proofing and timber treatment apprentice. This week Adam graduated as a qualified technician, achievements NVQ level 2 through the Property Care Association apprenticeship scheme. This is great news for Adam as it comes with an immediate pay rise. However, it’s much more important than that. Adam is the same hard working chap he was before, but now he has been validated through the only approved training scheme in the UK. This is a rare and wonderful thing in our industry – well done young man!

Damp proofing skills for Adam Orton qualified damp and timber technician
Adam receives his certificate from a delighted Bryan Hindle

The Property Care Association team have worked very hard to bring about the scheme and as a long standing PCA member we were keen to support it from the start. We’re delighted for Adam and very satisfied with the investment we put into Adam’s training and support. In particular we would like to thank Niel Marsden for his efforts in delivering the training at the PCA ‘training shack’. Having an experienced and supportive expert like Neil looking after our apprentices is a great comfort – we knew he’d do a great job and we were not disappointed – Thank you Neil!


Brick-Tie Preservation is a small  team of dedicated professionals, working for and with each other to deliver the best service we can. Support from the PCA is crucial in achieving our goals to be the best we can be.

For the very best in Yorkshire call us for help and advice on any damp, timber or wall tie issue. There’s another apprentice of ours passing through his final assessments for his NVQ 2 this year, so expect more good news soon.

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