Timber decay arises as a result of severe dampness, and is potentially the most destructive agent within
any building. Decay by wet rot fungi such as the cellar fungus, Coniophora puteana, tends to remain
localised to the source of dampness and is restricted to the wood itself. if left unchecked it frequently
causes joist ends and other bearing timbers to collapse, for examples, where the joist ends are embedded in
However, infection by the true dry rot fungus, Serpula lacrymans, can be far more destructive within a building than the wet rots, due to its ability to grow through and across substrates such as brickwork and plaster. This allows the fungus to contaminate other timbers within the building so spreading the extent of decay and destruction. Unfortunately, dry rot is rather 'secretive' in its activity, preferring stagnant, humid conditions. Hence, when it is discovered the damage it has caused is frequently very extensive.
The obvious answer to fungal decay is to stop the timbers getting wet. But there are other essential works to be undertaken to protect not only new wood being installed but to effect proper protection to those timbers remaining. Similarly, it is essential to prevent further infestation by wood-boring insects and to control and eradicate then quickly and expediently.
Antel manufacture and supply a comprehensive range of timber preservatives to specialist professional contractors. These products have been carefully formulated and approved for use by the experienced professional to ensure maximum protection against further activity by both wood-destroying fungi and wood-boring insects. Indeed, the Antel range of wood preservatives incorporate some of the most effective fungicides and insecticides available.
Each formulation has been designed according to the use to which it is to be put, water and solvent based material for surface protection and 'pastes' for maximum penetration into the wood, where it is essential to effect a high proportion of control in the quickest time thus to minimise any ongoing activity.
Environmental considerations are most important in the selection of the biocides used in each formulation. Antel has selected biocides that are not only highly effective but also reduce the environmental risk that is always associated with any biocide. thus, the approved contractor will be assured of both the efficacy of the preservative and very importantly, the minimising of risks associated with their use, especially in the domestic environment.
Works carried out:
RTS Southern provides Waterproofing Treatments, Rising Damp Control, Structural Repairs
Wall-Tie Replacement, Wet or Dry Rot Eradication or Woodworm Treatments for Portsmouth Hampshire
Also covering the whole of Hampshire, West Sussex and South Surrey.