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Cumbria Damp Proofing provides a detailed survey report on wood problems which are easy to understand and on completed specialist remedial work a 30 year guarantee can be provided.

WOOD ROT
Fungus can grow throughout the fabric of a building if conditions are suitable. It can penetrate through brickwork and masonry, and behind plaster, decaying any timber in its path. Decaying timber develops 'cuboidal' cracking and usually overgrown by masses of grey/white mycelium. Plate-like fruiting bodies produce millions of rusty-red spores (seeds) as a reddish dust. These spores spread the fungal infestation to other sites. This fungus causes decay primarily under conditions of restricted ventilation, and high humidity, the optimum moisture content for decay being 30-40% moisture content. Dry Rot can remain active in timber down to 20% moisture content and can attack dry timber.

COMMON FURNITURE BEETLE
'Woodworm' is the commonest cause of insect attack of soft woods in buildings, often found in structural timbers, roofs, floors and joists. The female adult beetle lays eggs on the susceptible timbers. These hatch into larvae, which burrow into the timber, progressively weakening it. This stage lasts at least three years, and when fully grown, larvae are 2.5mm long. Adult beetles emerge from the timber, at the completion of the pupal stage, through a 2mm diameter flight (exit) hole. Treatment is advised as soon as possible to minimise the impact.

If you find any irregularity with the wooden areas in your house, do not hesitate to contact us.



Marks company has recently redecorated the external surfaces of the Clubhouse at Ulverston Golf Club. I have to compliment Mark and his staff for the diligent and conscientious approach to the contract. Good safe working practices were adopted throughout the contract. Consideration was given at all times to golf Club staff, visitors and members. The end product a credit to his staff, a much needed facelift to the Club and a very satisfied customer.
C Dent - Honorary Secretary, Ulverston Golf Club

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