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Meet Neil

With over 30 years expereince as a remedial surveyor, Neil is recognised as one of the UK's most expereinced damp & timber specialists.

Most of my career has been spent investigating and providing solutions to damp related issues in buildings ranging from stately homes through to two up two down terraced houses. The size and stature of the property are unimportant. It is the people that occupy them that are important. They rely on professional advice to provide a realistic and honest solution to the problems that they are experiencing. I have always strived to ensure that I deliver a personal, professional, and honest opinion when carrying out a survey.

As a result of my experience within the industry, I have been fortunate to be afforded the opportunity to share some of the knowledge I have gained via numerous seminars and training programmes delivered to a range of professionals such as Architects, Building Surveyors, and Building Engineers and more recently via the Property Care Association (PCA) Apprenticeship Scheme. I took up the position of Head Trainer for the Apprenticeship Scheme in March 2016.

I have carried out over 35,000 surveys to date. The range of properties has been diverse in the extreme. I have worked on numerous castles, stately homes, public buildings, one bedroom flats and even a lighthouse. The experience that I have gained from each has been invaluable. The knowledge that I have gained via working with a diverse range of professionals has also been extremely beneficial.

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Why choose Neil?

I believe that customers choose to appoint me because of my reputation as a consummate professional who values integrity and honesty backed up by solid experience and qualifications whilst being able to provide a very personal service in a friendly and approachable manner.
As an independent surveyor, I have no vested interest in leading clients to undertake any work, so will always advise on situations at face value.

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Neil’s career history

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1979

Started career as an Apprentice bricklayer completing apprenticeship in 1982 achieving City and Guilds Certificate.

1983

Achieved advanced craft certificate.

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1984

Studied at Newcastle College (night classes) and completed an HNC in Building Technology. Employed by a national Preservation company as a Remedial surveyor.

1986

Went self-employed and formed Marsden Preservation originally as a sole trader. Marsden Preservation incorporated in 1997-served as Managing Director until 2012.

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2006

Achieved Certified Surveyor in Remedial Treatments (C.S.R.T) Qualification. Sat all three modules consecutively over 2 days-Letter received from the chief examiner stating that this was the first time anyone had attempted this in the history of the exams. Passed with the highest marks ever recorded. Awarded Candidate of the year award.

2009

Achieved Certified Surveyor in Structural Waterproofing (C.S.S.W) Qualification. Again awarded the student of the year award.

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2010

Employed by the BBC as a consultant surveyor and featured in a documentary on the ‘Inside out’ series. Investigating rogue landlords.

2012

Managing Director of Damp and Timber Consultants LTD until 2016.

Employed by the BBC as a consultant surveyor and again featured in a documentary on the ‘Inside out’ series. Investigating poor accommodation used to house refugees and asylum seekers.

2013

Employed by channel 4 as a consultant surveyor and featured in a documentary investigating the effects on occupiers health resulting from condensation/black spot mould.

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2014

Appointed a PCA marker for the CSRT exams.

2015

Appointed a PCA examiner for the CSRT exams.

2016

Appointed head of the PCA Technicians Apprenticeship Scheme supported by the Construction Industry Training Board (C.I.T.B).

Appointed as a PCA Auditor (ensuring compliance within PCA registered companies).

Left DTC to trade as an Independent Damp and Timber Consultant/Trainer.

35,200+

Surveys carried out by Neil to date

Latest Case Study

'I need a Damp Proof Course'

'I need a damp proof course'is the comment I generally hear from clients that get in contact with me. I always find it strange that clients self-diagnose damp related issues. We would not dream of diagnosing a noise on our car engine etc and would seek professional…

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Latest Blog Post

Fantastic Customer Review on Google

Davey Charlton- Tyne & Wear 22.10.17 After having a horrific experience with a damp proofing company who left our home in a mess and refused to correct the work to the…

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