Dry Rot

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

If you have identified the presence of dry rot and timber decay in your home, commercial property or heritage building, the specialist team at H+R should be your first port of call. We are dry rot experts who provide information, advice and effective treatment for dry rot that is also environmentally friendly. Having been involved in surveying older and historic buildings since 1985, we are best placed to offer specialist solutions to help the treatment of dry rot and other forms of fungal and insect decay in any building. With the help of our environmentally friendly methods for the control of fungal decay and insect attack, as well as our building monitoring systems, we can effectively treat any immediate problems and achieve long-term protection.

Advantages of our environmentally friendly dry rot experts treatment

First, we carry out a non-destructive survey 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, your costs for remedial work will be reduced.

Following the site visit inspection, we will compile a thorough report containing information about the extent and causes of dry rot and timber decay in your building. With our recommendations for simple environmental control measures, you can eliminate dry rot and timber decay from your building now and in the future. H+R will provide a guarantee against timber decay for 30 years for the entire building, as long as the work is carried out to our specifications. For your peace of mind, we are backed by professional indemnity insurance.

Our recommendations typically consist of building techniques of the kind that can be implemented by a local builder or put out for competitive tender to non-specialist contractors. The aim is to deal with moisture ingress and distribution and ventilation levels in your building in such a way as to eliminate the conditions that timber decay organisms need in order 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 carried out, 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. Post-treatment monitoring systems are a powerful tool for the maintenance and management of buildings, their occupants and contents. With the benefit of the information thus gleaned, insurance risks (and premiums) may be reduced. What’s more, our data can be used as a solid basis to calculate maintenance planning and enables building professionals and property owners to save on time, materials and costs.

Specialist conservation advice

H+R also offers in-house Resurgam® conservation consultancy, based on our 25+ years of practical and technical experience in the study and conservation of historic buildings and sites. This service is made available to architects, surveyors, contractors and building owners and includes liaising with statutory and heritage bodies, preparing 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.

For more information contact our team on 01483 203221

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