Complete Preservation were instructed to carry out a damp and dry rot survey of Bath Abbey using thermal imaging and dry rot search dogs.
Charles Curnock and Sarah Jermyn from Bath Abbey are forward thinking, and when looking after such a magnificent prestigious Grade 1 listed building, you need to look for things before they cause serious problems. Predictive maintenance is a must when looking after this type of building, you don’t leave a leak to make its way into the building, especially when its tracking across timbers that could potentially cause dry rot.
Complete Preservation offer predictive surveys, this means we can nip things in the bud if they are happening, or even before a small defect externally has caused an internal problem.
To carry out this type of survey we use our thermal imaging cameras, and a dry rot search dogs (the beautiful Meg and Jess).
Thermal imaging will locate problems that are not visible with the naked eye, if you have a small penetrating damp problem leak 50ft up in the air, no damp meter will reach that high and you can’t check every inch of wall on a building of this size.
Thermal imaging will visibly show these areas, images can then be interpreted by us and these can also be stored to check at regular intervals for comparison. There may also be no signs of a leak, but this area is getting wet externally which is making it colder, if an object that’s uniform to other areas this will be noticeably different.
No dry rot was noted during the survey, so Bath Abbey got the all clear from Complete Preservation and Enviro dogs 🙂
To book a survey with Complete Preservation, you can contact us on 01225 769215
To book a survey with Enviro-dogs
About Bath Abbey
There has been a place of Christian worship on this site for well over a thousand years. However, the Abbey has undergone many transformations and changes during this time, and much like the city of Bath has experienced rise and falls in fortune, survived a number of major conflicts, architectural and religious reforms, and two World Wars, but still stands proudly today as an essential place for both worshippers and visitors.
As the history of this sacred place stretches as far back as Anglo-Saxon times, there is a great deal to discover: tales of Kings and Queens, saints and sinners, as well as stories of ordinary people.
Bath Abbey are currently raising funds for the footprint project
DONATE TO THE FOOTPRINT PROJECT
By supporting Bath Abbey Footprint you will be helping to ensure the Abbey remains fit for purpose and is enjoyed by future generations and beyond.
You can donate to Bath Abbey Footprint online via Virgin Money Giving
Donate by text message
You can now donate to Bath Abbey Footprint via text message.
Simply text BAFT20 £5 to 70070 to donate £5 to support the project.
Donate by cheque
Cheques payable to Bath Abbey Footprint may be sent to:
Bath Abbey Footprint
12 Kingston Buildlings