Timber Frame Repairs
Externally where ledges are formed by the timber frames, rainwater will penetrate the smallest of cracks. Where flashings are provided, they too can often be a route to allow rain water to penetrate.
Over long periods, when the timber is exposed to high levels of moisture it can lead to the moisture content of the timber being elevated above 20%. The timber then becomes susceptible to attack by Wood Rotting Fungi (Wet Rot/Dry Rot) and/or infestation by Wood Boring Beetles (Woodworm).
Typical repair strategies employed by Protectahome for timber framed buildings include the splicing in of new sections of timber where appropriate along with the consolidation and repair of existing timbers using epoxy resins. When replacing pointing and rendering we utilise lime based compositions sympathetic to the structure and the existing remaining finishes.
Protectahome Surveyors and Technicians are highly skilled and experienced in dealing with Timber Frame Repairs and we pride ourselves in the high standard of finish we achieve with our works.
For more information on Dry Rot, Wet Rot, Damp Timber, Wood Boring Beetle Infestations and their Life Cycles please please click for more information. For further information on projects completed by Protectahome please see our Case Studies Page or alternatively to arrange an appointment with one of our experienced Surveyors please call us on 0800 055 6966 to arrange an appointment.