Timber Woodworm Treatment & Repair

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Woodworm Treatment in the UK

What is woodworm?

Woodworm is a beetle larva that feeds on wood. The larvae bore holes in the timber, eating their way through it and emerge as adult beetles. Over time, the tens or hundreds of channels bored in the wood by the beetles reduce the timber’s tensile strength.  In extreme cases, the effect of woodworm has led to the collapse of roofs and floors and weakened beams to the point of crumbling under pressure or weight.

We are professional providers of timber damp treatment. We also have numerous solutions for woodworm infestation and any problems associated with this parasite. Our surveys and services are accredited by the Property Care Association Code of Practice.

Identifying and removing woodworm

The best way to identify wood-boring parasites goes hand in hand with the diagnosis for dampness. This system is safe and cost-friendly. Some cause more harm in a shorter time than others, but both issues need to be eradicated. If ignored for very long, both issues could lead to irreparable damage to your timber and compromise the structural integrity of your building.

Pests always target untreated timber used in flooring and roofs. Infestations can spread to joinery and furniture, giving them an unsightly and crumbling look.

The best solution is to contact the experts at Southern Damp Proofing and schedule a free inspection. Our professionals offer services in identifying damaged wood, as well as survey the area for any active termites to completely plan for a one-time treatment and pest eradication. Aside from locating the problem, we also offer practical proved to work solutions.

Types of woodworm treatments that we offer

  • A detailed property survey
  • Identification of the type of woodworm
  • Developing a comprehensive treatment plan
  • Chemical treatment application
  • Replacement of infected timber

Damp Proofing Can Help Prevent

  • Rising / Penetrating Damp
  • Ingress of Water
  • Salt Crystallization
  • Plaster Breakdown
  • Damp Staining
  • Wet Rot / Dry Rot

What is our woodworm treatment procedure?

Subject to instructions given, our certified surveyors will comb the property for any signs of woodworm. Our business respects the environment, and only uses environmentally friendly products to treat woodworm and rot. From office spaces to residential homes, our experts will ensure that your building is safely rid of pest infestation and any signs of rot. Our experts lift the floorboards to examine and treat the wall plates and joists. The hard to reach areas are treated using extension lances.

Why choose Southern Damp Proofing for your woodworm treatment and Timber Repair in the UK?

At Southern Damp Proofing, we have a team of qualified experts at your service. Every team member is equipped with both the skills and tools needed to accurately diagnose the problem and give the required treatment.

  • Our staff is professional and friendly
  • We have been in the industry since 2019
  • We offer a 10 years guarantee
  • We are a trusted and reliable company
  • You can reserve our services up to 6 months ahead
  • We are open 5 days a week.

Additionally, we give a 10 years guarantee on Woodworm, Rising Damp, and Wet and Dry rot treatments.

We guarantee that our staff will be able to identify the mentioned issues and effectively tackle them to give you total peace of mind.

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Southern Damp Proofing offers comprehensive cost-effective treatments for Wet Rot, Dry Rot and woodworm in the UK. With over 10 years of market experience repairing and restoring churches, commercial properties and historic buildings. We have been involved in crack stitching, timber repair, rope access and basement waterproofing. There is no job too small or big to handle, as we handle minor issues and extreme cases. Call us today on 020 7971 1329 and reserve a free survey on your property.

How much does woodworm treatment cost?

The cost of treating wet rot depends on the complexity and extent of the infestation. A localised infestation caught early would only need a simple routine to get rid of the pests. A widespread one, however, would require a complete overhaul and replacement of certain structural elements of your home.

What Areas Do We Cover?

The areas we cover include South London, Balham, Beckenham, Bexley, Bexleyheath, Brixton, Clapham, Dulwich, East Dulwich, Forest Hill, Greenwich and Lambeth

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Information about London


Is Boron woodworm treatment safe?

Boron Ultra 12 does not emit any vapour, making it very safe for animals after it dries. However, the woodworm treatments that contain synthetic Cypermethrin or Permethrin are not so safe as they emit vapours both as active ingredients and their emulsifiers.

Is the woodworm a serious problem?

Some woodworm infestations of furniture are considered more of a nuisance than a real problem. However, an infestation of your timber or furniture by the Longhorn Beetle is a serious issue because the beetle can cross-infect every other softwood furniture and timber in your home.

Is the woodworm treatment toxic?

Many woodworm treatments are made by a mixture of highly toxic chemicals, insecticides and fungicides. These cocktails are toxic on the precautionary principle.

How long does woodworm treatment last?

The treatment for woodworm is durable and guaranteed to last 20 years, though the treatment should be effective for much longer than that.