Andrew has been in the preservation industry for over 36 years and, at the age of just 20, he passed his first industry qualification. At that time, he was the youngest qualified surveyor in the country.
He is a fully qualified damp, timber and structural waterproofing surveyor and is also an Associate of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, which was formerly the Institute of Wood Science, CSTDB, CSSW, AIMMM.
Andrew has been heavily involved with the industry’s governing body, The Property Care Association (PCA). He was on the board of the PCA for 12 years and was honoured to be elected as the Chairman in 2015.
He continues to serve on various steering groups and is also an examiner for candidates taking their industry qualifications.
He is recognised as one of the North West’s foremost authorities for damp and timber problems, so it’s not unusual to see him appearing on TV. He was invited to take part with Nick Knowles and the team on DIY SOS: The Big Build, when they transformed a property in Manchester for a war veteran. He also appeared on BBC News when he was involved with an innovative flood resilience project in Cumbria, which won the Environment Agency’s project excellence award for climate resilience.
More recently, Andrew has appeared on GB Breakfast News to provide advice and guidance on how to avoid being conned by cowboy builders and how to employ the best contractors to carry work on your property.
Andrew is also involved with Founders 4 Schools and mentors and inspires young students about to embark on their career journey.
Andrew loves surveying, putting on his overalls and providing his clients with a thorough, comprehensive, professional service.
When not at work, which isn’t that often, Andrew enjoys keeping fit at his local gym, walking in the Lake District, cycling and loves playing his acoustic guitar. He loves spending time with his family and tries to escape with them as much as possible.
He will always be on hand to answer your questions. If you have a problem with dampness, condensation or mould growth, or a problem with dry rot or woodworm, give our expert, Andrew, a call or drop him an email, as he will be only too pleased to help.
Andrew’s email address: email@example.com.
You can also find him on LinkedIn and you can follow him on Twitter @mr_waterproofer.