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Premier 1st in industry photographic competition

Posted on the 15 October, 2009 at 1:26 pm Written by in Blog

Paul Carter of Premier Heritage was delighted to be informed that he had won the recent photographic competition held by the Property Care Association (PCA). The PCA, which incorporates the British Wood Preserving and Damp-proofing Association (BWPDA), had held a competition to find some of the most interesting photos from within the property care industry. The winning photograph taken by Paul, was one of two entered and shows what is commonly referred to as plaster fungus, it is however a specie of non wood rotting fungi called ‘Ink Cap Fungus’ (Coprinus spp), a fungi that develops on wet brickwork, plaster or timber.

‘Ink Cap’ fungus growing on the underside of timber lintel

‘Ink Cap’ fungus growing on the underside of a timber lintel

The winning photograph shows the fungi development on a large timber oak lintel.  Our other entry,  Peziza spp,  was taken in a fire damaged farmhouse that had been saturated as a consequence of extinguishing the fire and its continued exposure to the weather.

Peziza; plaster fungus development on saturated ceiling plaster

Peziza; plaster fungus development on saturated ceiling plaster

These pictures along with other entries can be seen in the current publication of the industry magazine ‘Property Care’.

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