H+R comprises an independent team of building professionals and surveying consultants with extensive expertise in conducting dry rot surveys across the UK. With 30+ years’ experience, our expert staff have the in-depth knowledge and practical skills to deal with all forms of building investigations and remedial specifications for buildings of any age.
If you 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 mix 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 requirements 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 in the property. Provided that any remedial work is undertaken in line with our specifications, H+R will provide a 30-year guarantee. For your additional peace of mind, we are risk protected by professional indemnity insurance.
3 – Team of dry rot specialists
Our team of dry rot surveyors can make recommendations that centre around easy-to-implement environmental control measures designed to eliminate dry rot and timber decay issues from the building for good. In most cases, these are straightforward techniques that can be implemented 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 a way that enables you 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 the moisture content of timber and early detection of building defects.
We utilise powerful data from this monitoring system as a management tool for maintenance planning and for the opportunity to lower insurance premiums, enabling clients to save time, materials and expense.
Our team has more than 30 years’ practical and technical experience as dry rot surveyors, much of it gained in the context of historic building conservation. Thanks to our vast expertise in the field, we also offer 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