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Discussion in 'General DIY' started by magsy01, 5 Jul 2011.

  1. magsy01

    magsy01

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    Not sure who to call first can someone kindly advise please?

    Ive got some rotten floorboards(the ends) (upstairs) could be old woodworm (treated 18 years ago by professional) in which case as I want them replaced who would I get quotes from, a carpenter or builder?

    However, if the worm is active obviously id call pest people but would they also replace boards/joists (if necessary) if not ...builder or a carpenter?

    I'm going to check out whether worm is active or not (possibly could be rot of some kind too).((frightened to look but will tho') :eek:

    Even tho' treated some time ago could we still have had active worm from then? Maybe the treatment missed some areas?

    I have a horrible feeling the joists are affected as the squeekiness is worse and floor uneven and 'soft' eek!

    Thanks in anticipation of your helpful advice.
    Regards
    Mag

    Not doing it ourselves before you ask. (because we are useless)
     
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    Ive got some rotten floorboards(the ends) (upstairs) could be old woodworm (treated 18 years ago by professional)

    would there not be a guarantee still in place?

    this would be my 1st port of call.

    yes a chippy should be able to take this on,unless he/she has a contact in the trade then i would susspect the only chemical that could be sourced would be from 1 of the sheds.
     
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