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The Professional user of biocides register Can woodworm or dry rot be treated safely using chemicals? The short answer is yes, but it’s also true that in the wrong hands many chemicals can be harmful to the user, customer and the environment. This is what the professional users of biocides register is for. All chemicals […]
Brick-Tie technicians at the forefront of new safer application of woodworm and rot treatments
Adam’s damp and timber treatment career just took off – with Brick-Tie of course!
Dry Rot treatment Sheffield South Yorkshire It’s an ancient beast Dry Rot… A fungus, which was decaying wood in many more places than Sheffield and south Yorkshire, even before the industrial revolution. Of course there was no treatment then, it was just a case of ripping out the wood and starting again. Over the past […]
The best get better with Property Care Association training. Most of our staff have obtained Property Care Association training over the years, but the training is so good, we can’t get enough of it. Not only our technicians benefit from Property Care Association training. Learning never stops in our business and that means across the […]
Some useful information on why it is that old and listed buildings are more prone to damp and dry rot. Details on how modern repair methods must be used sparingly and alongside traditional materials…
Dry Rot? Just how hard is it to treat?
We get lots of calls from clients worried about dry rot treatment. Usually this follows a survey which has suggested dry rot is present in their house, often the survey report will carry dire warnings about the dry rot, resulting in worried homeowners.
Okay, so Dry Rot is the bogey man of rots, everyone talks about it and yes, Dry rot is a serious problem. However, it is Wet Rot, in its many forms, which dwarfs the damage done by Dry Rot and is seen in very many older (and some newer) houses.
There are many separate species of Wet Rot and I we won’t bore you with the Latin names. But they all have one thing in common; they thrive in damp timber in almost any situation. This is why Wet Rot is the biggest threat to anyone’s structural timbers, be these floors, roofs, staircases or timber frame components. The thing is; wet rot is so adaptable and can happily grow and consume timber at near saturated condition, or that which is dry to the touch. How so?
Damp proofing and timber treatment qualifications for Yorkshire’s best remedial team…
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