H+R are an independent team of building professionals and surveying consultants with extensive expertise in carrying out dry rot surveys and dry rot treatment across the UK. With over 30 years of experience, our dry rot surveyors are dry rot experts and specialists who have the necessary knowledge and practical skills to deal with all forms of building investigations and remedial specifications for buildings of any age.
If you either suspect or have identified problems with dry rot or any other forms of insect or fungal attack that are causing timber deterioration and decay in your commercial or residential property, we can provide highly effective and environmentally-friendly solutions to control and manage the problem.
1 – Environmentally friendly dry rot remediation
We use a combination of non-destructive and minimally invasive survey techniques including our specially trained air scenting search dogs (Rothounds®), fibre optics and other electronic precision instruments and monitoring techniques.
Our recommendations do not include any advice to use chemical treatments, meaning we can save you a substantial amount of expense on remedial work.
2 – Detailed dry rot survey report and recommendations
Our dry rot survey report contains detailed information about the extent and causes of dry rot and timber decay within the property. As long as any remedial work is undertaken in line with our specifications, H+R will provide a 30-year guarantee. For our clients’ additional peace of mind, we are risk protected by professional indemnity insurance.
3 – Team of dry rot specialists
Our team of dry rot experts can make recommendations that centre around easy-to-implement environmental control measures that are designed to eliminate dry rot and timber decay issues from the building for good. In most cases, these are straightforward techniques that can be carried out by a competent local builder or other non-specialist contractors. Moisture ingress and distribution, as well as ventilation levels in the building, are dealt with in such a way as to minimise the conditions that allow dry rot and fungal and other timber decay organisms to thrive.
4 – Post-survey monitoring for long-term protection from dry rot
At H+R, our dry rot services are designed in such a way as to enable our clients to maintain long-term protection from dry rot issues. Post-treatment, we sometimes recommend installing the H+R Curator® remote monitoring system for issues such as timber moisture content and early detection of building defects.
We use powerful data derived from this monitoring system as a management tool for maintenance planning and as a way to lower insurance premiums, enabling clients to save resources in terms of time, materials and money.
Our team has 30+ years of practical and technical experience as dry rot specialists and surveyors, much of it gained in the context of historic building conservation. Thanks to our vast expertise in this field, we are also able to provide in-house specialist conservation consultancy. This professional service is targeted at architects, surveyors, property owners and building contractors and includes:
- Historical research, remedial specifications, bills of quantities, tender procurement
- Liaison with statutory organisations and heritage conservation bodies
- Conservation management plans
- Restoration of historic and listed buildings, fixtures and fittings