ONE OF THE UK’S LEADING INDEPENDENT BUILDING PATHOLOGY EXPERTS

Have you heard of the Damp Doctor?

Michael is a building pathologist, chartered building surveyor, chartered building engineer, chartered building consultant and chartered scientist with an vast experience and knowledge of building pathology diagnosing building failures relating to dampness and flooding both in the UK and around the world. He graduated with a Masters degree from the University of Cambridge where he read interdisciplinary design for the built environment.

Michael's appearance in the BBC 2 series Raising the Roof, helped establish the extreme rarity of Rising Damp caused by damp proof course failure and the futility of chemical injection. He has produced a comprehensive critically acclaimed six part video series on building pathology with worldwide distribution and in 2003 his best-selling co-authored book Diagnosing Damp, the first independent practitioners’ guide on dampness, was published by RICS Books.Read More...

Can a damp problem be different anywhere else?

Mike believes we can learn from the commonality of buildings around the world. Discover the world of building pathology.

Dampness in buildings can either be cured or managed. In the case of the crypt masonry walls, an acrylic paste specially formulated was used as a pore blocker to prevent salt damage allowing the walls to breathe a vital element in old and ancient buildings.Read More...

Get trained with the award winning Building Pathology Training Programme

Mike has successfully provided professional training to many organisations around the world targeting local governments, institutes and universities introducing them the art of building pathology; a training that led to national awards and has helped many organisation to now successfully resolve numerous damp problems by applying correct diagnosis to the problems.

This programme is highly recommended by many professionals and an insightful introduction to the the world of surveying.Read More...

Why buildings fail - Building Pathology DVD set explains all

Don't miss out on Michael Parrett's guide to Building Pathology - a DVD series crammed with case studies, anecdotes and a vast store of information on the pathology of buildings in understanding why they fail, how to form a correct diagnose to the problem and what remedial measure can be put in place.

The programme is segmented into six key areas of building with worldwide examples featuring historic castles, Venetian and Chang Dynasty building to current housing stock in the UK and Scandinavia. This series promises to take you on a journey of Building Pathology which stands today as a piece of landmark journalism. Can you afford not to hear it?Read More...

Diagnosing Damp - A RICS approved publication

'An essential reference for all those who wish to understand the often-complex causes and effects of dampness.' Journal of Architectural Conservation

Diagnosing Damp provides you with the knowledge and tools to understand the true causes of dampness in buildings and is packed full of features, case studies, checklist and photographs to aid correct diagnosis.

The book has become of the top seller int he RICS publication and many practitioners and education bodies are using it as a guide to their understanding of the subject of dampness.Read More...

Windows - History, Repair and Conservation

The window has a long and fascinating history. It has evolved in response to the availability of resources, developments in design and technology, and the demands of those who use them. At once functional and aesthetic, the window must keep out the weather, provide ventilation, prevent intruders and buffer sound. Windows are also integral to the appearance of buildings,reflecting the practice and taste of particular regions or periods. The window cannot be seen in isolation from the building fabric in which it is set. Read More...