wet rot

  1. L

    Help! Fungi from under floor - is it wet or dry rot?

    Hello, We have had some damp issues on one of our walls, which we think was neighbouring guttering pouring onto our wall. We think that was the issue, and the gutter was cleared. However i can now see some fungi growing from under the floor. Does anyone know what fungi this is? Is it wet or...
  2. R

    Possible woodworm/rot/mould?

    Hello, I was looking in the loft of a 1900s house we've recently moved to, and noticed some tracks in the rafters that look like some kind of wood boring insect (images attached) - is that correct and is it possible to tell if old or recent? There's insulation below the beams so difficult to...
  3. SomethingSomething

    Possible structural issues for property purchase - poor building survey

    Hi All, Looking for some advice please on this probate property to be purchased. It's going for £225k in West Midlands as a 1950s three-bedroom end of terrace with a ground floor extension, with a flat roof, split into two rooms (sitting room and utility room). The property generally needs...
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    Dry rot or not

    Hi all Hoping someone can advise! I’ve recently moved into an 1890s terrace with a deep subfloor void. Before purchasing I asked the seller to instruct a full subfloor survey (October 2020). Wet and dry rot was found and treated (December 2020) In various places. I’ve just been down there...
  5. L

    Condition of sub floor timbers - help please!

    Hi everyone, Our Victorian ground floor flat has a number of walls with damp issues. We recently changed our carpets and that allowed me to pop a few of the original floorboards up to have a look at the condition of the sub floor - I’m super worried about dry rot and other sinister issues...
  6. oursurveysaid

    Wet/Dry Rot Hyphae in Chimney?

    Can anyone tell what these fine grey strands are in my chimney flue? There was wet and dry rot in this house when I bought it, but the ground floor timbers have all been replaced with pressure treated ones, and isolated from the masonry with a plastic DPC. The timbers have a moisture content of...
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    Wood rot on outdoor window frame advice please!

    We recently found a large patch of wet rot on one of our outdoor frames, which has been looked at and we've been told the whole frame probably needs replacing because of where it is... so that's fine. We also found some smaller patches on our other window frames, of soft, flaky wood. These...
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    Wet rot help- unsure if recent repair is purely cosmetic

    Hello, We had long standing water ingress from a slipped roof tile on a three story Victorian house. Eventually the lath and plaster was damaged and caved in- which was the first we knew of the problem! We've had it repaired but I'm concerned the work may be more cosmetic than structurally...