Woodworm and Dry Rot Treatment in Oxford
Why choose Biocraft for woodworm and dry rot treatment in Oxford?
When you’re letting someone into your home for woodworm and dry rot control, you need to be certain you can trust them. As a family-run business, our reputation means everything to us so you can be rest assured that we will always carry out jobs to the highest standard. We’re members of a number of industry associations including the Property Care Association (PCA), the Basement Waterproofing Association (BWA), the Federation of Master Builders, Checkatrade and Constructionline. We work closely with these organisations to ensure the quality of our workmanship for woodworm and dry rot control works.
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Biocraft is also an approved contractor for Triton Systems, a leading supplier of woodworm and dry rot treatment materials and equipment. As members of the Property Care Association (PCA), Biocraft is authorised to offer GPI insured guarantees which provides a back-up to the Biocraft company guarantee. This provides you and future owners of the property with the benefit of “guarantee protection.” As a member of the PCA and FMB, we’re members of TRUSTMARK which ensures government-endorsed standards.
Here at Biocraft, we’re committed to quality, safety and the environment. We work with the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and the Thames Valley Construction Training Association (TVCTA) in relation to the training and development of our staff.
Our workers are time served and qualified in their specific trade. Our staff have Construction Skill Certification Scheme (CSCS) cards and are fully trained on all aspects of health and safety including asbestos, lone working, fire prevention and all relevant safe practices. Our staff are full-time employees and vehicles are fully sign written. We carry £10 million and £5 million employers and third-party public liability insurance, in addition to full building contracts insurance and professional indemnity insurance.
Wood is an essential part of many UK homes both structurally and decoratively. Unfortunately, if wood isn’t maintained, water ingress and excessive relative humidity can cause fungal decay, insect attacks or in some cases, both at once.
There are many types of insects that use wood as a habitat. Some are restricted to the forest, others can live in timber that has been felled and incorporated into the home. The most commonly known wood boring insect is known as Woodworm. Pre-purchase surveys frequently call for woodworm surveys to be conducted and treatment carried out if required.
Wood decay is caused by various fungi (of which dry rot is just one), which grow when the environmental conditions are right. Wood rot usually occurs when the moisture level of wood becomes elevated (>28%) and is sustained at a level (>20%) that will support fungal growth. Spores of a variety of fungal species are present in the air and these spores will germinate on wood and cause rot. The correct diagnosis of timber defects is essential before any work is carried out including dry rot treatment, wet rot treatment and woodworm treatment.
Biocraft is your local timber treatment specialist and we can deal with a range of issues including woodworm and dry rot. All our technicians are on the PCA Professional Users of Biocides Register which means that they’re trained and qualified in the safe application of Biocides.
Biocraft in Oxford
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