Wet & Dry Rot
We insure homes and businesses, and cover properties such as flats, terraced houses and mansions
Unlimited number of claims up to a maximum value of £50,000 for all claims in any policy year
All inspections and call out charges are covered by the policy and you do not have to pay any excess
Once discovered, it is urgent you stop the attack to prevent further damage and remove the timbers already destroyed. Peter Cox technicians will replace defective timbers and undertake repairs where necessary to retain sections, including structural and decorative timber.
Timbers infected with dry rot will need to be removed and replaced by Peter Cox’s timber repair specialists. Repairs will be made to structural and decorative timber where possible. Find out more about our timber repair services.
All retained timber is treated using the latest fungicidal formulations to prevent further infection.
Fungicidal treatment of masonry is also recommended, as dry rot growth tends to spread through the masonry. If left the mycelia growth in the wall will continue to spread and will re-infect any new timbers in the vicinity that are replaced. An irrigation process is used, holes are drilled into the masonry and fungicidal fluid is pumped into the wall to stem the growth. Rooms can be reoccupied just one hour after the dry rot treatment has been completed.
Peter Cox will also give you any advice on additional steps (if any) to protect your property, and ensure your property is left safe.
Structural and decorative timber infected with fungal decay and woodworm infestation need to be removed and replaced by our timber repair specialists.