When you are considering buying a property, a survey to look for structural problems and issues that could cost money down the line is normal. A growing number of people also have a timber & damp survey carried out to look for signs of woodworm, timber decay or damp. These surveys look for common types… Read More
Woodworm is a problem that can affect any older property that has a large amount of untreated wood in the construction. Spotting signs of woodworm holes can sometimes be difficult because they can be mistaken for small nail or pin holes? Do you have woodworm or is it something else? There are ways you can… Read More
If you are considering buying an old property, you should expect there to be some issues, especially if you know it needs renovation work, then you are ready for a jobs list. But there’s one problem that you need to pay special attention to when purchasing an old house – damp. Spotting damp issues Many… Read More
Woodworm is a problem that can affect homes and businesses around the UK. The term actually refers to a series of species that all have similar habits – they lay their larvae in the grain of the wood, these eat your timber for some years until they develop into a beethe which then bores out…. Read More
Woodworm is a general term that is used to describe a number of beetles whose larvae are wood boring. Here in the UK, there are several of these species that can be encountered but the most common to cause problems is the larvae of the Common Furniture Beetle. Identifying the woodworm Generally, woodworm larvae have… Read More
The issues of managing damp in old buildings isn’t new, as anyone who works with older properties will know. Whilst more modern buildings are protected by damp proofing systems or can have them added, the situation is more complex with old buildings as strict regulations restrict what can be done. In areas, such as London,… Read More
We have been treating and eradicating Woodworm in London, Surrey and the Home Counties for over 46 years. Most people who own a property come across Woodworm at sometime or the other because prior to the 1990’s many properties were constructed with untreated timber. Woodworm isn’t something that most people go… Read More
You will like it even less if it attacks your house Without doubt the most destructive wood boring insect (Woodworm) to attack the sapwood of softwood timber is Hylotrupes bajulus, commonly known as the House Longhorn Beetle. Originating in Europe this insect was brought into the UK in imported wood products. First discovered in… Read More
Don’t wait until you fall through the floor Wood rot is when wooden structures of a property decay and start to rot away. There are various building faults that can cause wood to rot, but all rot requires moisture. Fungus and the breakdown of timber is nature’s way of tidying up the earth,… Read More
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