Brick-Tie technicians at the forefront of new safer application of woodworm and rot treatments
This is how we make sure you get the best advice on damp and timber survey calls
Wow – CPD for Sheffield damp and timber surveyors reached epic levels last week as our boss Bryan Hindle passed on years of skills…..
Is that woodworm active? Our boss Bryan Hindle gives you hints and tips to answer this like a pro…
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 […]
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.
Woodworm is a generic term and can be misused or accidently used where similar looking beetles are found.
When anyone talks of ‘woodworm’ they are normally talking about The Common Furniture beetle Anobium punctatum. This can be a very damaging pest; eating floors, staircases and roof timbers.
Whilst these are sometimes discovered as holes in timber, the adult beetles also make an apperance in the summer months, so when a client in Bradford found chocolate coloured beetles in her bedroom window sills, alarm bells rang.
Tagged as: Timber Infestation
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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