Dry Rot

Control dry rot and timber decay with environmentally friendly solutions from H+R

If you are faced with the problem of dry rot and timber decay in your home or business, contact Hutton + Rostron for information, advice and effective treatment for dry rot that is also environmentally friendly. We have been involved in the surveying of older buildings since 1985 and can offer specialised solutions to help the treatment of dry rot and other forms of fungal and insect decay in any building. By offering environmentally friendly control of fungal decay and insect attack, as well as building monitoring systems, we can help to treat any immediate problems and ensure long-term protection

The advantages of environmentally friendly dry rot treatment

Initially, we can carry out non-destructive surveys of your property using our Rothounds® (search dogs trained to detect active dry rot), fibre optics, and a range of other electronic measurement and monitoring techniques. Our rates for treating dry rot are very competitive, and because our recommendations do not include chemical treatment, you will save money on remedial work.

Following the survey we will provide a report containing information on the extent and causes of dry rot and timber decay in your building. With our recommendations for simple environmental control measures, you can rid your building of dry rot and timber decay problems for now and the future. We can also provide a guarantee against timber decay for 30 years for the entire building, provided that the work is carried out to our specification. For your comfort, we are backed by professional indemnity insurance.

The recommendations are normally for building techniques of a kind that can be carried out by a local builder or put out for competitive tender to non-specialist contractors. They deal with the ingress and distribution of moisture and ventilation levels in your building in such a way as to eliminate the conditions that timber decay organisms need to flourish to create dry rot and other fungal problems.

Monitoring your building once dry rot has been treated

Once the treatment of dry rot has been implemented, our H+R Curator® system can be installed. This enables parameters such as the moisture content of timber and other materials to be remotely monitored to allow building failures or defects to be detected and diagnosed at an early stage. These systems are a new and powerful tool for the maintenance and management of buildings and their contents. The information they make available reduces risks for insurance and provides a basis for maintenance planning thus enabling the building professional and property owner to save time, materials and money.

Conservation advice

H+R can also offer the in-house Resurgam® conservation consultancy, which is based on over 25 years of practical and technical experience in the study and conservation of historic buildings and sites. The services available to architects, surveyors, contractors and building owners include liaison with statutory and heritage bodies, conservation plans, consultancy on the restoration of historic buildings and their fixtures and fittings and historical research, together with remedial specifications, bills of quantities and tender procurement.