Timber Repairs Following Death Watch Beetle Attack

When a farmhouse in Salisbury, Wiltshire discovered damage to beam ends the Timberwise Sherborne team were called upon to devise and implement a sympathetic repair to the historic farmhouse.
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Timber Repair
Timber Repair
July 6, 2011 - PRLog -- Firstly our surveyor diagnosed that the damage to the timber was caused by an attack of Death watch beetle (Xestobium rufovillosum). Death watch beetles are often found in buildings where there are large quantities of oak or elm used in the structure. Dampness is another factor that assists the Death watch beetle and promotes the rapid development of the beetle outbreak. As part of the repair to the property the sources of dampness were identified and remediation carried out as well as the existing timbers treated. To find out more about Death watch beetles and woodworm treatments visit our woodworm section.
The timber repair system

Our specification for the repair of the timbers involved the cutting back of the rotten timber ends. Slots were then formed in the existing timber beam end to enable steel reinforcement bars that are pre attached to the new beam end. A “Shutter” is then formed and the resin poured in. The pictures below the various stages in the timber replacement process.

The result was a low disturbance and sympathetic timber repair to the property.
Arranging a survey of damaged timbers

Do you have damaged timbers in your property? If so contact Timberwise (http://www.timberwise.co.uk) to arrange a survey. Simply call 0800 288 8660 or complete the on-line timber survey request form (http://www.timberwise.co.uk/request-a-property-survey/).

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