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Peter Cox have been using epoxy resin-bonded repair systems successfully for many years, both upgrading structural timber and for the repair of damaged timber. Resin repairs is also a highly effective method for cosmetic timber repairs.
Resins are well recognised for their excellent adhesive properties, the ease with which they cure, their high mechanical strength and their resistance to chemical attack. Unlike timber they are completely waterproof and are not affected by woodworm or fungal decay.
Beam ends embedded in masonry walls but degraded by fungal decay and insect infestation can be repaired using a timber splice resin bonded with reinforcement rods. The new timber splice can be either created in situ or prefabricated with factory fitted shear connector rods.
This design retains the original load distribution as well as restricting any further water penetration into the timber.
For localised areas of repair, moulding putty resin mortar can be shaped, sanded, grained and then stained to create a high grade cosmetic finish to match the original timber. This is of particular benefit for historic properties such as old timber framed buildings.
Structural and decorative timber infected with fungal decay and woodworm infestation need to be removed and replaced by our timber repair specialists.
Economic - The use of epoxy resins can speed up repairs and so cut costs, removing the need for traditional bolt-on steel flitch plates.
Mechanical - Structural repairs are subject to proper analysis by a qualified engineer, but beam end replacement with epoxy resins has the benefit of retaining the original bearing configuration.
Aesthetic - Generally the use of resin repairs avoids altering the external appearance of the timber. In churches or historic buildings the original lines of hammer beams, arched braces and posts can be maintained, while the surfaces of repaired sections can be made to match the original.
Low Disturbance - Repairs can be made with minimal disturbance reducing the amount of adjacent building works.