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"Preserving the past for our future"
All wood boring insects are known under the generic term woodworm. By far the most common of all insects that attack seasoned timber is the Common Furniture Beetle (Anobium punctatum). Among other less common insects are the House Longhorn Beetle, the Death Watch Beetle and the Wood Boring Weevil. The following schedule describes the various stages in the eradication of the effects of insect attack.
The use of Permethrin based insecticidal fluid has been cleared under the UK Governments Pesticide Safety Precaution Scheme. Permethrin has been shown to be safer and more effective; it also has the advantage of having a very low odour, and being non-staining. A major advantage is that its use permits the newly introduced re-entry time to treated areas after only 1 HOUR.
Fungal decay of timber in buildings is classified either as Wet or Dry Rot. The two fungi commonly causing Wet Rot are Coniophora puteana and Fibroporia vaillantii. The term Dry Rot refers to decay caused by the true Dry Rot fungus, Serpula lacrymans. It is extremely important to distinguish between the two types of decay, since they require quite different treatments. Both Dry/Wet Rot require complete removal of the infected timber and its replacement, with new timber treated with preservative. However, in the case of Dry Rot it is essential that the full extent of the outbreak, in the masonry and plaster is also identified, and treated accordingly. This can only be done by the removal of plaster and subsequent irrigation of the whole area.
Our timber treatments are subject to a 10-year guarantee on final completion of the contract, in accordance with our standard terms and conditions.