Have you got a woodworm problem and live in Chichester, Bognor Regis, or the Emsworth area? if so we have the knowledge and the experience to eliminate your problem using the correct woodworm treatment. At top Joints, we can also complete structural remedial works.
Woodworm, or also known as a woodboring beetle, is the wood-eating larvae of many species of beetle. It is also a description given to the infestation of a wooden item normally part of a dwelling / wooden beams / roof joists or furniture.
Signs of woodworm usually consist of holes in the wooden item, with live infestations showing powder (faeces), known as frass, around the holes. The size of the holes varies, but are typically 1mm to 1.5mm in diameter for the most common household species. Adult woodworm / beetles which emerged from the wood may also be found in the summer months, in fact this is prime breeding time for them! May through to September. Typically the adult woodboring beetles, the females lay eggs on, or just under the surface of a wooden item. The resulting grubs then feed on the wooden item causing both structural and cosmetic damage, before pupating and hatching as woodworm / woodboring beetles which then breed, lay eggs, and repeat the process causing further damage. As the beetles evolved consuming dead wood in various forest habitats, most grubs, if not all, typically require that the wooden item contain a higher moisture content than is normally found in wooden items in a typical home
A building with a woodworm problem in the structure or furniture may well also have a problem with excess damp. The issue could be lack of ventilation in a roof space, cellar or other enclosed space within an otherwise dry building. Please contact Top Joints to carry out your woodworm treatment, and to eliminate the woodboring beetles before structural damage can be caused.
A couple of recent projects we have carried out
We have every aspect of the damp proofing & condensation sector covered in the Chichester & Bognor Regis area, rising damp, penetrating damp, condensation control, structural waterproofing, wet & dry rot timber, remedial works, structural repairs, crack stitching, rendering. You can put your mind at rest knowing that we have 6 million pound liability insurance, & 10 million employers liability insurance.
Please view below a few recent testimonials, please see more by clicking the check-a-trade links...
Client in Bognor Regis, See More...Check-a-trade
Building Chimney; Removing existing and Re-rendering outside wall; Installing new window and making good; Removing internal wall and making good; Some Internal plastering; Clearing Cavities; Damp Proofing; “Richard and his team did a really good job of all the work. Very polite, courteous and accommodating. I'd have no hesitation having them back to do more work and would definitely recommend them to friends.”
Client in Portsmouth, See More... Check-a-trade
Installed Kair Flat Ventilation System, “Work was carried out efficiently and neatly and clearly every effort had been made to clean up afterwards. The work took longer than scheduled - into second day - due to difficulty boring holes through re-inforced concrete (not anticipated) but this did not inconvenience me as flat is unoccupied at present. Allround a very friendly and helpful workforce. Very satisfied with outcome and would recommend this firm.”
Client In Climping, See More... Check-a-tarde
Fixing a damp problem and re-plastering, “We had a damp problem in our hallway and a number of contractors looked and quoted for the work. Top Joints were the only company to properly look into what had caused the problem and did not automatically assume we had rising damp (old house, no DPC). It turns out a leaking stop cock was causing a localised problem, yet everyone else tried to sell us a DPC. Once the real problem had been identified, Top Joints' quote and plan of remedial action was very competitive and we were happy to give them the work. Everyone we dealt with was courteous and polite and queries were responded to quickly and professionally. I would recommend Top Joints.”
Client In Southsea, See More... Check-a-trade
Fitted a kair track heat recovery ventilation system K-HRVF100, “Good humoured team who were a pleasure to have in the house. Disruption was minimal despite working in three separate rooms and the loft. This included cutting through three ceilings and fitting inlet and outlet vents through external walls. Kept informed of progress during the day. Quickly resolved small technical issue after installation. Would thoroughly recommend this company..”