REMEDIAL TIMBER TREATMENT

Remedial timber treatment. The remedial measures used to eradicate infestation in building timbers can be divided into two distinct activities. On the one hand, general building work deals with all repairs which are required to ensure that the fabric of the building becomes weathertight and waterproof. On the other hand, specialist timber treatment can remove all severely decayed wood, preserve timber which is to remain in situ, ensure that all replacement timber is pre-treated and prevent the recurrence of fungal decay and insect attack.

As with so many building operations today, timber treatment has become the province of specialist companies such as Abbey Property Renovation. Specialist timber treatment almost always involves applying wood preservatives in situ. Brushing or spraying on a wood preservative will not normally achieve total penetration through the timber – better penetration will invariably be achieved on rough-sawn softwood timber with a large amount of sapwood and a low moisture content, but there are many associated factors which can reduce the penetration of wood preservatives. If the timber is damp, which it almost certainly will be when decay is present, wood preservatives which are applied with a spray will be less penetrative.

Key to House:

1: Defects in Pitched Roof Covering
2: Defects in Flat Roof - Covering, Fall, Design & Construction
3: Defects in Chimney Flashing
4: Defects in Chimney Flaunching
5: Faulty Down Pipes & Gutters
6: Defects in Valley Gutters
7: Penetrating Dampness through Walls - Bridged Cavities
8: Penetrating Dampness through Walls - Around Windows
9: Penetrating Dampness through Walls - Cracked Rendering
10: Plumbing Leaks in Bathroom
11: Plumbing Leaks in Kitchen
12: Condensation in Roofs
13: Rising Damp - Failed or Bridged Damp Proof Course
14: Blocked Air Vents

If you have a property which requires remedial treatment, please email us.