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Inspiration For The New Generation.

07.08.2015

Aged 17, Russell Rafton studied a City and Guilds NVQ qualification in Bricklaying at York College. Ten years later, as a damp and timber surveyor, he was made redundant due to the 2007 recession. Eve.. read more

Changes to Insurance Guarantees

30th September 2014

  As a professional Property Care Association Approved.. read more

Dryfix Technicians Training with the PCA

19th May 2014

Team Dryfix! Pictured Left - Right, Mathew Carney (Dryfix Technician), Philip Martin (Dryfix Technician & Plumber), James Penrose (Dryfix Technician & Bricklayer) who have all recently undertaken the Remedial Technicians course at the PCA (Property Care Association) headquarters in Huntingdon. At Dry.. read more

Water proof plaster and tonnes of it!

19th May 2014

Today 21.5 tonnes of specialist water proof plaster supplied by natural cement arrived at our offices in preparation for a project in North Yorkshire which involves the complete renovation of twelve 16th century  houses.   We are extremely looking forward to the contract although I must say our thr.. read more

Dryfix Surveyor becomes an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Building

18th May 2014

Russell A. Rafton our senior surveyor is proud to become an associate member of the CIOB (Chartered Institute of Building). The CIOB which was founded in 1834 initially as the 'Builders Society' is the world's largest and most influential pr.. read more

Water Damage Repairs

15th May 2014

Water damage repairs in York  .. read more

PCA Continues on Growth Curve

2nd May 2014

PCA Continues on Growth Curve Rewarding the cream of the UK’s building preservation industry and creating a platform for topical debate across .. read more

Training pays as Dryfix win industry award at the Property Care Association Conference 2014

13th April 2014

Company ‘superstar’ honoured at top awards The ‘superstar’ of an Acomb-.. read more

Award Winning Employees

7th April 2014

Our employees are not just good, they are award winningly good! Last week was the annual conference for the Property Care Association which saw closure of a fulfilled day of guest speakers, trade assoc.. read more

Growing our best for charity

4th December 2013

Growing our best for charity, just us doing our bit!     At some stage in our lives the chances are all of us will either be .. read more

Lunatik TakTik Extreme case for Iphone 5 Ė Iím sure I havenít been the only lunatic to have bought one of these!

7th October 2013

Lunatik TakTik Extreme case for Iphone 5 – I’m sure I haven’t been the only lunatic to have bought one of these! The Lunatik TakTik Extreme is an Iphone case which is easily read about although not so easily purchased. Search Lunatik online and .. read more

Distinctively Good

28th June 2013

  Distinctively Good!     We are not just good at what we do, we are distinctively good! .. read more

Pipped at the post

11th May 2013

Pipped at the post..... "It is not the winning but the taking part that matters" I believe that's the phrase, but being close and receiving feedback on your work really does matter and lifts the spirit. We recently worked on a very interesting project which required expert knowledge and in depth a.. read more

Construction Line Approved

April 2013

Dryfix are proud to announce that we have recently been approved as members of the Construction line Register. Construction Line is the UK's largest.. read more

Business Managemnet Training

23rd March 2013

It's been a busy week this week, with plenty of surveys to do and the York College Construction Ceremony Awards on Thursday Evening however, I still managed to slip in a visit to the Property Care Association Headquarters in Cambridgeshire yesterday f.. read more

Construction Awards for Dryfix Employee

23rd March 2013

On Thursday evening I was lucky enough to be invited to York College to attend the Construction Awards Ceremony 2013. The Awards Ceremony is to celebrate outstanding performanc.. read more

Hitting 30 - Its not all about Work (Part 2)

4th January 2013

Day Four (day one on the raft). Up early at 7am before loading a truck with all our gear and another bus ride 90 minutes North to Banas where we were met by Jan our Swedish instructor. Jan showed us the biggest pile of logs we had ever seen, before simply allowing us to get on with it and bu.. read more

Hitting 30 - Its not all about Work (Part 1)

15th December 2012

Hitting 30!   So in April I became 30 years of age and whilst 30 is a whole 10 years short of a mid life crises it's leaving .. read more

Roof Revive - Thermal Performance

9th June 2012

  We were rec.. read more

Dryfix Hire

27th May 2012

DRYFIX HIRE SERVICES Dryfix have expanded our range of services yet again with .. read more

BDMA Associate Member

27th May 2012

Our Senior Surveyor Russell Rafton has joined the British Disaster Management Association.. read more

Change in Asbestos Regulations

13th May 2012

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has issued a response to the recent consultation on proposals to widen the scope of requirements for medical examinations and notifications under the Control of Asbestos Regulations... read more

Reinforcements have arrived

April 2012

An exciting start to the forth coming month of May. Since Christmas 2012 our services have been in high demand in both the surveying department and with the repair teams, which can only be good.. read more

Commercial high rise surveys for the NHS

23rd March 2012

Commercial surveys for the NHS and Fujitsu Siemens An interesting beginning to the week, a series of surveys  undertaken on behalf of one of our large commercial clients who invest and let, residential, retail and industrial properties throughout the country involved us surveying seven storeys up, dangl.. read more

A key to unlock history

12th January 2012

A key to unlock history One of our first contracts of January 2012 was to survey 12 No; 16th Century grade 2 listed cottages (Lady Lumley's Almshouses) in Thornton Le Dale, North Yorkshire for a national construction and development contractor in the North East. Dryfix were contracted.. read more

Property Care Association - Northern Meeting 2011

22 September 2011

PCA Northern Meeting Goes Down Well With Members   The recent Northern regional meeting of the PCA was well-received by visitors. Held at Blackburn in Lancashire, the day included a well-informed presentation by rising damp expert, Graham Coleman Steve Hodgson, general manager of t.. read more

Toxic Mould - The Facts

7th January 2012

PCA members and representatives from the insurance, social housing and heritage sectors were among the audience at the recent mould seminar delivered by Caoimhín Connell. The event, held at Huntingdon Racecourse, proved incredibly popular with over 100 attendees and saw forensic industrial hygienis.. read more

Weather protection for masonry

25th July 2011

Bricks vary in porosity some bricks are soft and very porous such as common face bricks particularly modern LBC's (London Brick Company), whilst others are more dense and will repel/resist moisture to a greater extent such as; engineering bricks or blue damp course bricks designed to .. read more

Bottom Times - Its not all about work

25th July 2011

BIT OF A BUMMER ON THE BRUMMER. 2011 another late start to the diving season which seems to have become a progressive trend over the past two years. Its early May, and by now I would normally have clocked up a few dives with trips to quarries during the cold Jan and Feb months and possibly a visit to the l.. read more

New Website Arrives

24/5/2011

Over the past year we have been working on a new website. The idea of a new site was to facelift the cuurent website and promote more of our specialist services to new and existing clients such as; thermal imaging, mould remed.. read more

Church Revival

16/05/2011

Dryfix Preservation Ltd were invited by the committee of Kirkby Moorside Methodist Church to undertake a damp report and provide a repair solution to their ongoing battle with dampness. The Methodist Church, constructed in the 1800's has a pitched slate roof with external walls constructed from rubble-fille.. read more

Mould Remediation

06/10/2010

Training again this month, as Russell and Fraser have been back to the National Flood School in Farnham to sit the first ever Mould Remediation Course run by the NFS in the UK . The course was written by the National Flood School following the IICRC Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Mould Remediation S5.. read more

New Website

10/09/2010

After almost a year in the design stage, Dryfix are pleased to announce that our long awaited new website should be complete for January 2011. Although we received glowing feedback from our clients on the look and navigation of our old site, We decided the site could be much improved, with more information o.. read more

CHAS Accredited Firm

06/05/2010

In May 2010 Dryfix Preservation Ltd achieved accreditation from the Government endorsed Health and Safety Scheme CHAS. CHAS is a government scheme which was developed in 1997 designed and established as a health and safety pre-qualification for the construction industry. CHAS a non-commercial scheme availabl.. read more

Basement Living

02/05/2010

Fraser Rafton and Alan Rutter both Qualified Remedial Technicians for Dryfix Preservation Ltd recently visited Wykamols head office in Burnley. Wykamol being one of the UK's leading manufactures of products for the remedial treatment industry. Fraser and Alan attended Wykamols school of training and educati.. read more

Applied Structural Drying

20/04/2010

After both Russell and Fraser achieved outstanding results in their flood damage restoration examinations, they just couldn't wait to return to the National Flood School to sit their Applied Structural Drying exams. Both Russell and Fraser have been studying at the National Flood School now for over two yea.. read more

YouTube Channel Arrives

05/04/2010

Dryfix are pleased to announce our very own youtube channel has arrived. We expect our YouTube channel will provide a valuable means of communication between our current clients, potential clients and those who have an interest in our industry. We are aiming to create a series of educational videos b.. read more

Remedial Technicians Course

02/04/2010

Our commitment to training shines on through our 100% fully qualified workforce. Dryfix Preservation Ltd are pleased to announce they have a 100% fully qualified workforce after both Fraser Rafton and Alan Rutter undertook and passed the Remedial Technicians course and examinations set by the PCA (Property Care Asso.. read more

Water Damage Restoration

18/03/2010

Sailing to success Dryfix Preservation qualified surveyor Russell Rafton and Remedial Technician Fraser Rafton are proud to announce they have both recently undertaken and passed the IICRC Water Damage Restoration certification. Over the past two years both Russell and Fraser have been working extremely hard.. read more

Flir Thermography Training

11/03/2010

March has been a busy month for us what with Russell and Fraser passing their Water damage restoration examinations, however, nevertheless Russell Rafton our Senior Surveyor still managed to make time to attend an introduction day to thermography held at Statham Lodge by Flir Systems. Dryfix purchased a Flir.. read more

IICRC Certified Firm

27/12/2009

"Dryfix has been accepted into the prestigious Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification" Dryfix Preservation Ltd are pleased to announce that they have achieved professional recognition in the specialist cleaning and restoration industry by becoming a certified firm with the I.. read more

Odour Control Technician

21/07/2009

 The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is pleased to announce that Russell Rafton, Surveyor for Dryfix Preservation Ltd has achieved professional recognition as a trained and qualified Odour Control Technician by undertaking training and passing examinations set by the IIC.. read more

Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician

09/07/2009

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is proud to announce that Russell Rafton of Dryfix Preservation Ltd in York has qualified by education and examination as a Certified Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician. Russell has sacrificed many hours and a great deal of time and stud.. read more

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