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DRY ROT

TimberGuard Timber Preservation specialist treatment for dry rot in Hastings,

Tunbridge Wells, Canterbury, Rye and Maidstone.

What is Dry Rot?
Dry Rot (Serpula Lacrymans) is a fungal decay of timber that can cause major damage to the structure of buildings.
It most commonly occurs in areas where there is dampness combined with a lack of ventilation, creating an ideal environment for the fungus to grow.
Damp wooden floors or roof spaces where there is dampness due to damaged  or blocked gutters or broken tiles are ideal environments for dry rot to develop and once it has appeared it will continue to grow within the timbers and weaken the structure of that part of the property.
Dry Rot in Hastings
Dry Rot develops from a microscopic spore which, in the presence of moisture, sends out fine white strands of fungal mycelium which looks rather like fine cotton wool, These strands, known as hyphae, spread across the surface of the wood, often over great distances, in a search for more damp wood to colonise.  The strands also carry moisture to the distant, drier, timbers which in turn become susceptible to rot.
This spread can even cross brickwork which, combined with its rapid rate of growth (up to 30m to 40 mm per week) means that a property can experience extensive damage in a very short timescale.
As the fungus grows, it draws moisture from the timber which loses weight and shrinks into the characteristic dry rot cuboidal pieces.
The final stage in its growth is a fleshy white or pale grey fruiting body covered in rusty red spores which are discharged in their millions, producing the red dust which is another characteristic of the condition.
If left untreated this is possibly the worst kind of timber decay because the structure of a building can be rapidly compromised creating an often dangerous situation. Instances of dry rot should be inspected by an expert timber infestation surveyor.  
TimberGuard Timber Preservation specialists provide you with a full survey and report and a quotation for any necessary repair and treatment work at a cost competitive price plus the assurance of a 30 year guarantee after the work has been completed.
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Timber Treatment | Woodworm | Dry Rot | Hastings | Tunbridge Wells | Canterbury | Rye | Maidstone

TimberGuard Timber Preservation

East Sussex: 01424 575041

Kent: 01797 712315

Mob: 07701 010614

DRY ROT

TimberGuard Timber Preservation specialist treatment for dry rot in Hastings, Tunbridge Wells, Canterbury,

Rye and Maidstone.

What is Dry Rot?
Dry Rot (Serpula Lacrymans) is a fungal decay of timber that can cause major damage to the structure of buildings.
It most commonly occurs in areas where there is dampness combined with a lack of ventilation, creating an ideal environment for the fungus to grow.
Damp wooden floors or roof spaces where there is dampness due to damaged  or blocked gutters or broken tiles are ideal environments for dry rot to develop and once it has appeared it will continue to grow within the timbers and weaken the structure of that part of the property.
Dry Rot in Hastings
Dry Rot develops from a microscopic spore which, in the presence of moisture, sends out fine white strands of fungal mycelium which looks rather like fine cotton wool, These strands, known as hyphae, spread across the surface of the wood, often over great distances, in a search for more damp wood to colonise.  The strands also carry moisture to the distant, drier, timbers which in turn become susceptible to rot.
This spread can even cross brickwork which, combined with its rapid rate of growth (up to 30m to 40 mm per week) means that a property can experience extensive damage in a very short timescale.
As the fungus grows, it draws moisture from the timber which loses weight and shrinks into the characteristic dry rot cuboidal pieces.
The final stage in its growth is a fleshy white or pale grey fruiting body covered in rusty red spores which are discharged in their millions, producing the red dust which is another characteristic of the condition.
If left untreated this is possibly the worst kind of timber decay because the structure of a building can be rapidly compromised creating an often dangerous situation. Instances of dry rot should be inspected by an expert timber infestation surveyor.  
TimberGuard Timber Preservation specialists provide you with a full survey and report and a quotation for any necessary repair and treatment work at a cost competitive price plus the assurance of a 30 year guarantee after the work has been completed.
FREE HOMEOWNERS REPORTS

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cialist treatment for dry rot in Hastings,

Tunbridge Wells, Canterbury, Rye and

Maidstone.

What is Dry Rot?
Dry Rot (Serpula Lacrymans) is a fungal decay of timber that can cause major damage to the structure of buildings.
It most commonly occurs in areas where there is dampness combined with a lack of ventilation, creating an ideal environment for the fungus to grow.
Damp wooden floors or roof spaces where there is dampness due to damaged  or blocked gutters or broken tiles are ideal environments for dry rot to develop and once it has appeared it will continue to grow within the timbers and weaken the structure of that part of the property.
Dry Rot develops from a microscopic spore which, in the presence of moisture, sends out fine white strands of fungal mycelium which looks rather like fine cotton wool, These strands, known as hyphae, spread across the surface of the wood, often over great distances, in a search for more damp wood to colonise.  The strands also carry moisture to the distant, drier, timbers which in turn become susceptible to rot.
This spread can even cross brickwork which, combined with its rapid rate of growth (up to 30m to 40 mm per week) means that a property can experience extensive damage in a very short timescale.
As the fungus grows, it draws moisture from the timber which loses weight and shrinks into the characteristic dry rot cuboidal pieces.
The final stage in its growth is a fleshy white or pale grey fruiting body covered in rusty red spores which are discharged in their millions, producing the red dust which is another characteristic of the condition.
If left untreated this is possibly the worst kind of timber decay because the structure of a building can be rapidly compromised creating an often dangerous situation. Instances of dry rot should be inspected by an expert timber infestation surveyor.  
TimberGuard Timber Preservation specialists provide you with a full survey and report and a quotation for any necessary repair and treatment work at a cost competitive price plus the assurance of a 30 year guarantee after the work has been completed.
FREE HOMEOWNERS REPORTS