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Since Environmental Building Solutions was established in 1999, we have been surveying, monitoring, and analysing defects in numerous interesting and important landmark buildings throughout the UK, Europe and Worldwide.

Here we highlight a selection of case studies to illustrate some of the many interesting buildings we have been involved with and go into some detail about each project

Aug 14, 2017

Historic Timbers Preserved around the Globe

Our leading timber pathologist and wood scientist, Mr Huw Lloyd and world renowned building mycologist and building pathologist, Dr Jagjit Singh, proudly save historic timbers around the globe for future generations to appreciate these remarkable structures.

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Apr 5, 2017

Damp & Moisture Problems in Buildings Part Two

Risk Assessment, Damp, Moisture & Mould in Concrete Floors 

Non-destructive Testing, Environmental Monitoring and Cost Effective Solutions

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Mar 24, 2017

Red Nose Day Feel Good Party

EBS Ltd was extremely pleased to host a feel good party to raise funds for Red Nose Day.

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Mar 6, 2017

Damp & Moisture Problems in Buildings Part One

Rising Damp & Penetrating Damp

Environmentally Friendly Solutions

 

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Feb 14, 2017

Assessment of Decay in Timber Beams

Using a RESISTOGRAPH decay detection drill

This Landmark protected building structure had suffered from a long period of neglect. Read full story

Jan 10, 2017

Wishing everyone a very happy, healthy and prosperous new year.

 

We had a very busy end to 2016, with work coming from all corners of the UK and Ireland, including the Channel Islands and Germany.  One of our Directors made expeditions to the Rocky Mountains in Canada and the Himalayas in India to further our ongoing research into the origins and spread of dry rot and to advance our knowledge in understanding of its biology and pathology.

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Aug 22, 2016

Multidisciplinary Conference for Building Health Practitioners

In July, EBS Ltd was delighted to present a complimentary Multidisciplinary Conference for Building Health Practitioners, held in the historic Tythe Barn at Passenham Manor.

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May 18, 2016

Multidisciplinary Conference for Building Health Practitioners on Wednesday 6th July 2016

We are delighted to present an in house complimentary Multidisciplinary Conference for Building Health Practitioners on Wednesday 6th July 2016, from 09.00 – 16.30 at The Tythe Barn, Passenham Manor.

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Mar 7, 2016

The Swiss Cottage - Civic Trust AABC Awards

The Swiss Cottage won a Civic Trust AABC Commendation.  One of nine national winners, of which one received an Award and the others (including The Swiss Cottage) each a Commendation.

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Feb 23, 2016

Spring Newsletter

 

 

An Update on our Services for 2016

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Dec 3, 2015

Bostrichid Beetle is found in furniture imported from the USA for sale in the UK

EBS Ltd was recently asked to inspect furniture imported from the USA for sale in the UK.   

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Oct 27, 2015

Monitoring Fire and Flood Damaged Buildings

EBS Ltd have been involved with a range of fire and flood damaged buildings, carrying out environmental monitoring, hazardous materials, moisture, rot, moulds risk assessment and forensic investigations.

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May 5, 2015

Investigating Arsenic Contamination in Historic Buildings

 

An Aspect of Site Hazard Assessment – An Essential Service

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Apr 15, 2015

Mould Facts and Fiction, avoiding Liability by successfully Identifying, Preventing and Treating’.

 

 

EBS Ltd invited to speak at a seminar held at the Les Cotils Centre, Guernsey.

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Mar 31, 2015

Timber Condition Survey of the northwest transept roof of Canterbury Cathedral.

EBS Ltd recently carried out a Timber Condition Survey of the Northwest Transept Roof of Canterbury Cathedral.

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Mar 11, 2015

Talks in March 2015

Understanding and Diagnosing Damp in Historic Buildings

Environmentally Sustainable Solutions

By Dr. Jagjit Singh BSc MSc PhD FSB FRSPH FRSA

Director, Environmental Building Solutions Ltd.

 

Demonstration of Equipment & Instrumentation

By Mr Huw Lloyd BSc

Technical Director, Environmental Building Solutions Ltd.

 

MOULD FACTS & FICTION

Avoiding Liability by Successfully Identifying, Preventing and Treating

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Oct 28, 2014

Pigeon Infestation & Health Hazards in Buildings

Feral pigeons (Columbia livia var. domestica) can be a nuisance and may cause significant damage to buildings.  If feral pigeons take up residence within a disused property they can seriously damage the interior historic fabric, contents and finishes.  It is vital to take measures to minimise pigeon activity in and around buildings in order to avoid additional maintenance issues and significant problems for renovation projects.

  

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Jul 14, 2014

How to deal with the aftermath of Flooding and prevent hazardous Mould Growth


EBS Ltd has years of experience in advising owners of flood damaged buildings and ensuring the drying out process is carefully managed to minimise damage and potential health problems, that can be caused by the formation of mould.

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Nov 15, 2013

Site Hazard Assessment – An Essential Service

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EBS has been successfully carrying out inspections of buildings and building sites, to protect operatives, visitors and occupants from exposing themselves or others to hidden hazards and potential dangers. For those contemplating renovation work on an old building, starting work on a new site or proposing an on-site inspection, this preliminary Site Hazard Assessment service could prove to be a vital first step.

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Oct 8, 2013

Eradication of Dry Rot in a Large Grade 11* Listed Building

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Environmental Building Solutions are currently inspecting a large Grade 11* Listed building for dry rot (Serpula lacrymans) outbreaks. It had most recently been used as a bingo hall and since then been vacant for about 6 years. During this time its flamboyant interior has deteriorated badly.

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Sep 12, 2013

Resistograph use to detect Decay and examine the stability of our much loved ancient Trees

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Environmental Building Solutions are currently inspecting a large Grade 11* Listed building for dry rot (Serpula lacrymans) outbreaks. It had most recently been used as a bingo hall and since then been vacant for about 6 years. During this time its flamboyant interior has deteriorated badly.

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Aug 24, 2013

Mould and Moisture Damage

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Environmental Building Solutions Ltd (EBS) provide independent scientific advice and analysis on mould and other biological contaminants in buildings.

The investigation, analysis, identification and remediation of environmental health problems caused by mould contaminants, require a multidisciplinary approach.

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Jul 30, 2013

Moisture in Concrete Floors

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Moisture trapped in concrete floors due to a failure in building services, plumbing, under floor heating or by flooding can lead to disastrous consequences, if not appropriately dealt with. This article provides you with an update on some of our successful case studies.

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Jun 4, 2013

Royal Hospital Chelsea

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EBS was asked to inspect the timber floors and to test for structural timber decay. In particular we were asked to examine the hidden, built in beam ends in the walls. A RESISTOGRAPH decay detection drill was used to carry out the timber testing.

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May 14, 2013

Royal Hospital and Nurses' Home, Wolverhampton 

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EBS was commissioned to carry out a detailed diagnostic, non-destructive, Mould, Mycoflora and Environmental Survey, at the Royal Hospital and Nurses' Home in Wolverhampton, forming an Occupational Health and Safety Risk Assessment.

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Apr 17, 2013

Royal William Yard, Plymouth – Ancient Scheduled Monument

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During a period of more than 10 years, EBS conducted a detailed diagnostic, non-destructive, environmental inspection of the Brewhouse, Slaughter House, Stone House, Mills Bakery and all the other buildings at Royal William Yard, Plymouth.

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Mar 30, 2013

Swiss Garden, Bedfordshire (in Progress)

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Swiss Garden in Bedfordshire has a range of listed structures and buildings. They have been awarded Heritage Lottery Funding for refurbishment works and have commissioned EBS to survey the fabric and to perform environmental monitoring.

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Feb 2, 2013

Fen Drayton, Cambridgeshire. Rising Damp

Swiss Garden in Bedfordshire has a range of listed structures and buildings. They have been awarded Heritage Lottery Funding for refurbishment works and have commissioned EBS to survey the fabric and to perform environmental monitoring.

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