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Apprentice Eliza stays on for another year!

Apprentice Eliza stays on for another year!

Eliza has been with Prestige Preservation for just over a year as a Level 3 Digital Marketing Apprentice. Eliza has just completed her first year and is staying on another year to do Level 4 Digital Marketing.


New opperatives join our team!

New opperatives join our team!

Two new operatives Andrew and Nikolaos join our growing team of operatives. Over the past few months we have employed two new operatives Andrew and Nikolaos, who have both fitted in the company really well...


IAN LOFTUS, SURVEYOR (WORCESTER), JOINS THE TEAM AT PRESTIGE PRESERVATION

IAN LOFTUS, SURVEYOR (WORCESTER), JOINS THE TEAM AT PRESTIGE PRESERVATION

Ian Loftus (or Lofty as he is affectionately known) joins the professional staff at Prestige Preservation in the West Midlands. He will become part of the team comprising of 4 Operatives, 2...


Bat Conservation

Bat Conservation

In May of this year, Prestige Preservation carried out a survey for woodworm infestation at St. Peters Church Areley Lane, Upper Areley, Worc’s. DY12 1XB. St. Peters Church is part of Kidderminster Parish Churches Team Ministry (www.kpctm.co.uk) and is a grade 2 listed building of sandstone construction dating back to the 12th Century.

Bat Conservation at Upper Arley Church 

It was clearly evident that bats were in occupation ... find out what happened to the bats >>


Local business, Prestige Preservation Kidderminster, take on a new trainee

Local business, Prestige Preservation Kidderminster, take on a new trainee

Josh Carrington, our new trainee operative, is eighteen in a couple of weeks and has completed a 2 year Sports course at college. He likes keeping fit and is football and sports mad.   He is...


Radon Council Certificated Surveyor West Midlands

Radon Council Certificated Surveyor West Midlands

Lee attended the Radon Council Detection, Legislation & Treatment training course in association with Staffordshire University in April, 2013.   Prestige Preservation are pleased to...


The Hidden Danger of Radon Gas

The Hidden Danger of Radon Gas

Radon, a natural radioactive gas, in households is the 2nd cause of the most deadly form of cancer - lung cancer. The risk increases if there is a smoker in the property.

 

It can affect any home as it comes from uranium in the soil & rock beneath properties and also from well water and building materials. Testing is the only way to know if it's present as it's invisible, doesn't have a smell or have a taste. Levels can vary, with the greatest danger in winter when windows are closed as well as over night.


Meg the Dry Rot Dog

Meg the Dry Rot Dog

Meet Meg the Border Collie learning to sniff out Dry Rot

 

Her owner, Mark, has had Meg, a black and white Border Collie, since she was 8 weeks old. She will be two years old in January 2013. She is a currently being trained by both Mark and a professional search dog handler/trainer in the detection of dry rot.

 

Search training is something that is carried out every day in varied locations wearing a harness as a trigger so she knows it is time to work. At the time of writing, she has been training for around two months and she’s loving it.


Super Hero Meg the Rot Dog sniffs out dry rot fungus

Super Hero Meg the Rot Dog sniffs out dry rot fungus

We are starting to work with Mark Doggett to train a Border Collie dog call Meg to sniff out dry rot fungus. As far as I am aware there is only one company in the country that offer this service.

Meg the Rot Hound 2012


Property Care Association digital media course by Jane Shepherd PR

Property Care Association digital media course by Jane Shepherd PR

Last week I was down in Huntingdon for the PCA’s newest training workshop.  Not damp, woodworm or waterproofing this time, but digital media, which is Jane’s term for what some call Social Media....