The presence of cladding on some domestic buildings (especially timber frame) that often projects 60mm or so at DPC level can be problematic when undertaking precision level monitoring of such buildings to BRE 386, because the levelling staff or rule cannot be rested on the monitoring studs, which perform best only if left projecting approximately 10 or 15mm.
The same issue arises when monitoring buildings along continuous window runs, e.g. conservatories, due to the external cill projection.
Trigon Survey and Investigation Ltd have devised a simple solution to this problem – a steel staff shoe with a projecting baseplate allowing access into the monitoring stud beyond the restraining presence of cladding or window cills.
Photograph: Steel staff shoe with a projecting baseplate allowing access into the DPC monitoring stud beyond the restraining presence of cladding .
For further information on monitoring domestic buildings with external cladding, please contact us on 01256 352794 OR 07864 269005, or visit the website www.trigonsurvey.co.uk