Timber is a popular building material – cheap, strong and reliable, it’s found everywhere from floorboards to wall supports and roofing. Timber issues are often assumed to be a heritage building problem, but they can be found in buildings of all ages. The most common problems are caused by woodworm and fungi; these small invasive species can cause damaging infestations and rot, leading to expensive structural damage.
Timber problems aren’t always obvious. You might spot the tell-tale trails when you pull up flooring, spot weakened timbers crossing a roof or ceiling, or perhaps orange or white fungal growth directly on frames or surrounding brickwork. The important first step is to diagnosis the issue and the species responsible so that the correct and most effective course of treatment can be taken. Timber protection can stop infestations and rot in their tracks and repairs are quick and easy with the most recent resin-repair adhesives.
At APP Protect, we’ve been solving timber issues since 1967, protecting thousands of homes across the Cambridgeshire area.