DAMP-proofing and timber specialists DTC have gone back to school.
The Washington firm had to take on extra workers after landing a contract to carry out specialist maintenance work at six Catholic schools across the North East.
The project was part of the company’s contract with the Hexham and Newcastle Diocese and the team had to work round the clock to complete the job.
Director Neil Marsden said: “The diocese called on us because of our expertise in this particular area. Most of these buildings are old and need the specialist care and treatment that we provide.
“We operate a 12-man team but because of the time pressures and extra work, we took on an extra team of eight preferred contract workers to help get the job in on time.”
Neil has more than 27 years’ experience in damp proofing and was recently made an honorary associate of the Institute of Specialist Surveyors and Engineers.