Timber Surveys

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Surveying treated timbers for Woodworm, Anobium Punctatum
The common furniture beetle is responsible for 80% of wood borer damage in the uk

  1. Has a life cycle of 2-3 years in the timbers
  2. Timbers treated with an emulsion wood worm killer protects the surface veneer (2-5mm) this seems sound and solid with little to no damage, 
  3. The inner timbers can become completely destroyed as the treatment as not penetrated to great depths 
  4. Sounding and impact testing can identify concerns. light pressure to the surface with a chisel shows the surface to be sound, the inner totally destroyed
  5. Knowledge of the wood, moisture content, beetles and construction type is useful for these detailed mortgage reports, pre purchase surveys 

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