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  • Timber Decay in Buildings and its Treatment

  • Brian Ridout

  • Historic England
  • April 2019
  • 978-1-84802-539-4
  • Paperback Book
  • 116
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This is a book about the insects and fungi that may appear in building timbers if unnoticed or unavoidable maintenance problems allow them to remain damp. There are two options if a problem is found.

Key Features:
A handbook on timber decay in buildings and the insects and fungi which can cause this decay
Covers full, limited and no treatment options
Written by an expert in the study of timber decay

About the Author
Dr Brian Ridout was a Senior Architectural Conservator at English Heritage until his retirement a few years ago. He is a biologist and building scientist who has worked for many years as an international expert on timber decay and damp problems.

This is a book about the insects and fungi that may appear in building timbers if unnoticed or unavoidable maintenance problems allow them to remain damp. There are two options if a problem is found.

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Part 1 Understanding the Problem
1. Why is the durability of wood variable?
2. Decay and insect damage

Part 2 Wood Destroying Fungi
1. Decay fungi and their requirements
2. Fungi that cause brown rots
3. Fungi that cause white rots
4. Fungi that indicate damp but not decay
5. The treatment of decay

Part 3 wood destroying insects
1. Beetles from the dead parts of living trees
2. Sapwood feeders in freshly sawn timber
3. Feeders on decaying timber
4. Bark beetles
5. Chemical damage

Part 1 Understanding the Problem 1. Why is the durability of wood variable? 2. Decay and insect damage Part 2 Wood Destroying Fungi 1. Decay fungi and their requirements 2. Fungi that cause brown rots 3. Fungi that cause white rots 4. Fungi that indicate damp but not decay 5. The treatment of decay Part 3 wood destroying insects 1. Beetles from the dead parts of living ...
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