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  • Oak Framed Buildings & Listed Properties
    Round Wood of Mayfield
    Oak Framed Buildings & Listed Properties We recently advised members of the Listed Property Owners' Club on the issues around constructing an oak frame within the curtilage of a listed building. In an article published in...
  • Oak Frame Buildings Simplified
    Round Wood of Mayfield
    Purchasing an oak framed building can appear a daunting propsect, so we have put together a quick step-by-step guide for prospective customers. It has recently been published in a number of leading lifestyle magazines. The...
  • Dry rot - how quickly does it spread?
    Timberwise
    It is not practical to precisely define the rate of growth of dry rot due to variation in the nutritional quality of the food source, dampness, the environment, etc., but in buildings that have been studied growth rates of...
  • Dry rot - how does it start?
    Timberwise
    Dry rot is the common name given to the wood destroying fungus, Serpula lacrymans. However, despite its common name it will generally only attack damp timber. Initiation of attack is by either a minute dry rot spore or cross...
  • Condensation and mould growth
    Timberwise
    While there are several distinct types of condensation in buildings, surface condensation is by far the most common; indeed it is the most common form of dampness within domestic properties. Unfortunately, it is often...
  • Dry rot - how does it survive and spread?
    Timberwise
    Once initiated a minimum timber moisture content of around 20% is required for a dry rot infection to survive although the optimum moisture content for active growth is reported around 35-50%; however, the rate of decay at...
  • Dry rot - the impact on timber
    Timberwise
    The first evidence of the existence of an outbreak of dry rot is often the sudden appearance of a fruiting body (sporophore), or the shrinking / distortion of timbers. This latter feature can be quite dramatic and sudden,...