TIMBER PRESERVATION SERVICES
PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY
With over 25 years experience in the industry, Anderson Preservation are experts in revitalising, treating and repairing your woodwork. From rot, to damp to general joinery and maintenance work, you can contact us to discuss how we can help preserve the structure of your property. Our main scope of work in timber preservation include:
Dry rot/wet rot eradication
Structural timber repairs
Renovation/restoration of older buildings
Learn more below
Dry Rot (Serpula laccrymans) is fungi that feeds off the cellulose within timber in order for it grow and progress resulting in the timber becoming brittle and losing its structural integrity. It is a destructive fungus and has the ability to grow through masonry and spread quickly. If left unattended it can cause significant damage which will require to be fully investigated and guaranteed treatment carried out to eradicate it.
There are various types of wet rot and although not as severe as dry rot, it can still cause substantial damage to your property if not dealt with. A high level of moisture usually caused by external/internal defects along with poor ventilation will result in the structural breakdown of timbers in direct contact. Unlike dry rot the wet rot outbreak is usually localised and can be found anywhere in a building and should be eradicated by means of a guaranteed treatment.
Common furniture beetle (Anobium punctatum) commonly known as “woodworm” can be found in various types of timber and commonly found to be causing a problem in roof timbers, floor timbers and also furniture. If the infestation is not dealt with, it can cause structural issues and guaranteed chemical treatment is recommended to protect your property.
Damp can come in the form of penetrating damp and rising damp and if left unattended can lead to fungal decay, spoilt decoration and health issues. Penetrating damp (lateral damp) is caused by water ingress from external defects showing as patches on the internal wall surface at various heights and levels. Rising damp is the result of ground water rising up through the pore structure of the masonry resulting in water stains and tide marks (salt bands) showing on the inner wall fabric. Condensation can also cause problems, therefore ensuring good ventilation, heating and the building being suitably insulated is key to the control of condensation. Further measures may be required with the introduction of a positive input ventilation system.
At Anderson Preservation, we provide remedial treatments on your woodwork to prevent any further decay or damage. This is a great service if your property suffers from rot or damp.
Joinery & Maintenance
Here at Anderson Preservation, we have the skills and experience to provide a quality joinery and maintenance service. To find out more or to discuss your project in more detail, get in touch with us today.