Epoxy Resin Repairs

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Epoxy resin repairs

Peter Cox are experienced and qualified experts when it comes to using epoxy resin-bonded repair systems. We have been successfully using epoxy resin to repair and upgrade structural and cosmetic timbers for many years.

Why use epoxy resin for timber repair

Epoxy resins are well regarded for their excellent adhesive properties, the ease with which they repel water, their high mechanical strength and their resistance to chemicals. They are also unaffected by woodworm or fungal decay.

Epoxy Resin Repairs can be used for the following:

  • Beam repairs
  • Repair of bowed, cracked or sagging joists
  • Upgrading floors for increased load bearing
  • Bonding timbers
  • Repairing local areas of wood rot and insect attack
  • Filling fissures, cracks, splits and shakes

Expoxy resin repairs for structural timber

Beam ends embedded in masonry walls that have been degraded by wet rot, dry rot or woodworm can be repaired using a “timber splice” epoxy resin bonded with reinforcement rods. The new timber splice can be created in situ or prefabricated with factory fitted shear connector rods.

This treatment will return the structural timber to its original strength and restrict any future water penetration into the timber.

Epoxy resin repairs for cosmetic timber

For localised areas of repair, “moulding putty” epoxy resin mortar can be shaped, sanded, grained and then stained to create a high-grade cosmetic finish that will match the original timber. This is of particular benefit for historic properties such as old timber framed buildings.

Features and benefits of epoxy resin repairs

Economic - The use of epoxy resins can speed up repairs and cut costs because it removes the need for traditional bolt-on steel flitch plates.

Mechanical - Beam end replacements with epoxy resins have the benefit of retaining the original bearing configuration. This means they are less complicated to install than other types of structural repair.

Aesthetic - Generally, the use of resin repairs avoids altering the external appearance of the timber. In historic buildings, like churches for example, 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.

Professional epoxy resin repairs

The surveyors and technicians at Peter Cox have years of experience when it comes to applying epoxy resin repairs.

If you are looking for professional timber repairs for your property, or simply want some help and advice with regards to timber repair, you should call Peter Cox today on 0800 633 5712 or contact us online using our contact form.

Peter Cox have local branches up and down the UK, so we will always have a professional timber treatment expert near you.

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