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    • Padilla
    • By Padilla 14th Feb 17, 11:38 AM
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    Damp proofing and timber treatment - property info form
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    • 14th Feb 17, 11:38 AM
    Damp proofing and timber treatment - property info form 14th Feb 17 at 11:38 AM
    Hi there

    Apologies in advance if this is a stupid question....

    We are in the process of buying a house, on the property info form the owners have advised that they have had damp proofing and timber treatment (for common beetle) 30 years ago. Is this anything we need to be concerned about or look into further? Can these be recurring issues? Or you would hope all is ok as this is 30 years ago and would assume if anything had occurred again they would have treated it?

    The supplied copies of all the work carried out.

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    • G_M
    • By G_M 14th Feb 17, 11:41 AM
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    • 14th Feb 17, 11:41 AM
    It's highly unlikely beetle would return. They like new, moist wood to bore into. By now the wood will be well matured and dry so most inhospitable to beetle.

    The exception would be if the wood has got damp for some reason eg leaks, but a survey (or your nose!) should alert you to that.

    ps - if you have a survey, or specialist inspection, and they find woodworm holes, don't be alarmed. The holes will probobly be 30+ years old. They don't miraculously fill in once the beetle have flown. It's only if there are signs of 'active beetle' that you need be worried. Many wood/damp specialists point to the holes and use them to justify unnecessary work.........
    Last edited by G_M; 14-02-2017 at 11:43 AM.
    • Padilla
    • By Padilla 14th Feb 17, 12:00 PM
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    Thanks G_M, that's really helpful!
    • erikjamison
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    Timber preservation application preserves the timber and stops the fungi attack together with rotting, splitting, warping.
    • G_M
    • By G_M 18th Mar 17, 9:18 AM
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    Timber preservation application preserves the timber and stops the fungi attack together with rotting, splitting, warping.
    Originally posted by erikjamison
    You're a long way from home erik...........
    • davidmcn
    • By davidmcn 18th Mar 17, 10:02 AM
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    You're a long way from home erik...........
    Originally posted by G_M
    Tinned meat products take a long time to be shipped over from Australia.
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