Extensive dry rot outbreak identified in the cellar of a Sheffield terrace

  • Property:Terraced house
  • Location:Sheffield, South Yorkshire
  • Client:Property owner
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  • We received a call from this property owner advising us that there was an 'unusual substance' in their cellar.

We performed a diagnostic survey of the defect and prepared a report on our findings.

The defect was a very serious outbreak of dry rot (serpula lacrymans).  This was caused by a mixture of poor ventilation and dampness within the affected timbers. Our report advised not only on the dry rot and its causation, but the necessary works required to remove the rot, along with the remedial works necessary to return the property to its original condition.

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