There are several types of fungi but within the domestic property the infections  we can experience, are commonly known as and are referred to as wet and dry rot.

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For both infections there needs to be an initial causation – this will be raised moisture levels, & poor ventilation. Some of the common causes that can contribute to this excess moisture may be:

  • External maintenance issues
  • Rising dampness.
  • Penetrative dampness.
  • Poor sub-floor ventilation.
  • Internal pipe leaks, such as radiators etc.

Therefore, Actions Required:

  • Surveyor would need to be employed to undertake an inspection and where possible and permissible with client, would “open up” areas for inspection. As it is imperative to ascertain as much information through this process as is practicable so that the extent of the infection can be best assessed.
  • After the  initial survey inspection, observations will be submitted with the appropriate  recommendations , methodology of repair and treatments required.


  • Operatives will expose affected areas as per report and specification.
  • Remove causation via targeted repair
  • Removal of  defective timbers and subsequently undertake the appropriate repairs.
  • Treat and preserve any salvageable timbers within treatment area and know new sections of timber would be of a pre-treated nature.
  • Masonry would be treated with appropriate HSE approved biocides.
  • Plastering of wall areas would subsequently be carried out with appropriate chemically formulated render.