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A homeowner recently came across a rather concerning mushroom growing through their curtains whilst cleaning an infrequently used room! The customer advised that leaking rainwater goods had been attended to a few month before but at that time no internal damage was evident. Unfortunately, moisture ingress had occurred through the sandstone and caused excessive moisture content to concealed timbers allowing the germination of Dry Rot fungus.

On our first visit it was apparent to us that a much more extensive Dry Rot problem was concealed behind window panelling and was likely to be affecting the floor above. Conducive conditions and a plentiful supply of timber in damp dark areas allowed the Dry Rot to flourish, only producing a fruiting body in an attempt to spread and survive when running out of timber to feed on.  We recommended exposure work in the fist instance to determine the extent of the problem. This revealed extensive mycelium growth affecting window panelling, lath and plaster wall and ceiling linings, bressumer beam and joists to the bay window and wallfabric above.

We produced a comprehensive report specifying the necessary remedial works and arranged for these to be undertaken by MCG Contracts and Projects one of our Approved Specialist Contractors. As you can see from the photographs structural and fabric repairs were extensive and included renewal of timber panelling and replacement of cornice (by Reproduction Plaster Ltd).

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