Woodworm Control

Timber Surveys in Yorkshire

Woodworm Control in Yorkshire, York, Harrogate and Scarborough

Prior to carrying out any treatment for woodworm, it is essential that the type of infestation is correctly diagnosed, as some wood boring pests require treatment while others require no treatment at all.

To the untrained eye some wood boring insects look almost identical to other non wood boring pests that can be found within the home. Misidentification can lead to unnecessary worry, expense and avoidable work this is why it is essential to have your timbers inspected by a professionally qualified surveyor.

Is your timber surveyor qualified?

We provide professional and credible timber and damp reports which are only undertaken by experienced and fully qualified surveyors who hold the National Qualification for remedial surveying C.S.R.T. awarded by the BWPDA / PCA our industry body. This proves that our surveyors have been independently examined and tested, proving their extensive knowledge and expertise.

All of our surveys are carried out in accordance with The British Standards Code of Practice.

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Woodworm Surveys

Our surveyors will endeavour to inspect all structural floor and roof timbers for Infestation and decay such as Dry rot & Wet rot. This involves a thorough external inspection of the property to identify potential defects, which could allow water ingress or damp to occur, placing unprotected timbers at risk.

Provided prior permission is arranged, our timber surveys may include but are not restricted to; lifting floorboards for full sub-floor inspections and access into roof spaces. Where we suspect problems may exist and physical access is not possible, our surveyors use specialist thermal imaging and fibre-optic cameras to look into hidden places, so even the concealed is revealed. Photographic evidence of our findings is recorded and included within our report.

Our timber surveys include;

  • External Inspections
  • Structural floor and roof inspections
  • Sub floor ventilation assessment
  • Damage analysis of timber
  • Insect Identification
  • Decay Identification
  • Wood Moisture Content assessment

Our reports contain comprehensive advice of any problems identified and include our recommendations, specifications and costs for repairs, if necessary. Edited pictures along with category damage ratings are also included to assist your understanding about the urgency of any repairs needed.

Our reports are available in both printed media and/or converted into secure electronic Portable Documents (PDF) for email.

Woodworm Treatment

Health And Safety ExcutiveDryfix use an array of different treatments for timber infestation and decay ranging from micro emulsion sprays - application gels. Our surveyors will specify the safest and most effective method of treatment for your circumstances favouring a holistic approach to treatment ensuring minimal impact to your property and the environment.

All products used for timber treatments have been independently tested and approved safe for use by the HSE (Health and Safety Executive).

Dryfix repairs are only carried out by experienced tradesmen and qualified remedial technicians who have been independently trained and accredited by the BWPDA / PCA our industry body.

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Wood Boring Pests

Woodworm is a generic term for wood boring insects. These pests migrate into your home usually by flight or by migration from other infested timber, where they can cause severe structural damage and irreversible loss.

Common Furniture BeetleBy far the most common wood boring pest in the UK is the Common Furniture Beetle (Anobium punctatum). This pest will infest all kinds of timber from structural timber to furniture, softwoods to hardwoods, painted, varnished or untouched, and even man made products such as plywood, this little pest is not a fussy eater!!!

The damage is caused by the Beetle larvae tunnelling through the timber. The larva live for around 3 years, continually eating the timber until they are ready to mature into adult Beetles. At this point the larva will pupate and emerge through the surface of the timber as adults. With their sole intention of mating, reproduction quickly takes place and the whole process begins again.

Small holes resembling dart imprints on the surface of the timber, powdery dust and small dark brown beetles all resemble the characteristics of an infestation. If you notice any of these characteristics Contact us for a survey and professional advice.

Woodworm infested floor joists causing irreversible damage Heavily infested floorboards causing irreversible damage Woodworm infested Floor boards
Woodworm infested
floor joists causing
irreversible damage.
Heavily infested
floorboards causing
irreversible damage.
Woodworm infested
Floor boards

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Timber Treatment

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