Dealing with timber in leaky buildings

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About this document

  • Published on 13 June 2012
  • Of interest to Homeowners
  • ISBN: 978-0-478-38190-0 (Print) / 978-0-478-38190-0 (Online)
  • 1st edition


Practical advice on dealing with decayed timber that is found once the cladding of a leaky building is removed. This guide covers identifying the extent of timber decay and repairing the framing. It is aimed at builders and building professionals.

Timber remediation is a highly specialised area of work that differs from building to building. This guide highlights some circumstances where expert advice should be sought for identifying and testing fungal decay:

  • identifying and removing mould
  • removing affected timber
  • and treating timber on-site.

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