Pete started a building company whilst at University. After training as a geologist, he spent many years in the international gold mining industry. After his return to the UK he bought a rambling and ancient farmhouse where he now lives. He owned and ran a Conservation building firm, before selling this to concentrate on his consulting company which he runs jointly with Chartered Surveyor, Richard Williams, in London. His background in geochemistry qualifies him uniquely to understand the mechanisms which drive damp problems in old houses. He campaigns tirelessly to stamp out the timber and damp industry in Britain, and advises the Government on matters relating to Built Heritage.\r\n\r\nIn his spare time, he rides horses, mines beautiful minerals and crystals, and makes copious amounts of cider from his Shropshire cider orchard.