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  • Timber Preservation

  • Timber infestation by beetle and other such insect attack is quite common but easily remedied; however, if left unchecked it can cause structural damage to a building and the furniture within.¬†Woodworm is the most common descriptive name given to such an infestation with the Common Furniture Beetle (Anobium Punctatum) being the most common of this group. The female lays her eggs in the cracks and crevices of the woods surface with the larvae then tunneling their way inwards.¬†

    Other such insect attack such as Death Watch Beetle (Xestobium Rufovillosum) and Powder Post Beetle (Lyctus Brunneus) also cause similar damage and a survey from one of our qualified surveyors would be necessary to determine what exact type of infestation was present before an accurate schedule of remedial treatment could be provided.

  • Wet Rot, Dry Rot, and other Fungal Decays all require some form of moisture to thrive on and the correct diagnosis is vital to its eradication. If not swiftly and correctly treated, this may lead to the affected timbers eventual replacement and can affect the structural integrity of a building.

    Rots such as Dry Rot (Serpula Lacrymans), Cellar Fungus (Coniophora Puteana) and Mine Fungus (Fibroporia Vaillantii) can all thrive where there is the right moisture source and other complimentary conditions exist and often timbers will need replacement. If signs of rot or fungi are noted then it is important to act swiftly before more damage occurs.