We advise once the wood is exposed that you get your timbers treated, even as a precautionary measure, as if you were to do anything else to the timber you’ll never have it back to its natural state. Once blasted, evidence of wood rot and bore beetle activity are a lot easier to diagnose, compared to when a thick layer of paint is covering the damage. Both of these can cause significant damage to the structural integrity of your wood, by having these treated it will prevent any further damage to your wood. The common issue with bore beetle activity, is that it activates at 20-22% moisture content. The problem with this is that even green oak can come at a standard of 17%, therefore you only need a 3-5% change for beetle to activate. Moisture can fluctuate, with condensation issues, any structural damp such as penetrative or rising (can affect sole plates which the timber affects surrounding timber due to osmosis) or even lack of ventilation or heating.

We are sovereign approved contractors and therefore can treat all timber rotting fungi and eradicate any wood boring beetles from your wood. Our work can be provided with guarantees; 10, 20, 30 years – which inevitably not only gives you peace of mind, but can benefit you by making it easier to get mortgages on the property which subsequently makes the property easier to sell in some cases. For more information please see our timber treatment page.

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