Cheshire Preservations offer a comprehensive timber treatment service, preserving all your wooden structures for many years to come. Timber decay or woodworm, this shouldn’t be ignored or treated lightly because it won’t just go away, in fact it will get much worse and can even develop into the damaging dry rot. If this happens,  it will likely cost thousands of pounds, another reason not to delay in calling us if you notice any signs of damp in your timbers.

  • Woodworm cause small round holes in your woodwork, similar to the holes in a dart board. Fine, powdery dust around these holes (this is known as frass) and even if you can’t see any holes, you might also find gas escaping from the back or underside of old furniture. Again this suggests active woodworm
  • Wet rot can be a white or brown rot, which does not refer to the colour of the mould, but the shade that the timber turns when affected. Brown rot will darken the wood, and will break in small cracks, whereas white rot lightens the wood and the damage is visible across the grain
  • Dry rot is different from wet rot in the sense that it can travel through a building taking its own moisture supply, and can travel between plaster and brick work as well as wood. Dry rot can cause severe damage if it is not treated