Residential Property Defects - Timber Decay and Infestation

40.00 GBP

1.5 Hours Formal CPD

Timber decay and infestations are one of the most common defects affecting all buildings. This class takes an in-depth look at the common forms of timber infestations and how it affects buildings. It includes an explanation of the common causes of timber infestations and the consequences and rectification of wet rot, dry rot and timber infestations.

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Course information

The trainer will advise on diagnosis and investigation techniques and the use of damp meters and other instruments. It will also include case studies and interactive learning sessions.

Who Should Attend

  • Surveyors undertaking domestic property inspections,
  • Property professionals from other pathways wishing to improve their knowledge of property defects
  • Graduate/junior building surveyors


  • Introduction
  • Wet rot
    • Visual Symptoms
    • Investigation techniques
    • Treatment and advice
  • Dry rot
    • Visual Symptoms
    • Investigation techniques
    • Treatment and advice
  • Timber infestation
    • Visual Symptoms
    • Investigation techniques
    • Treatment and advice
  • Case studies
  • Conclusion

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Learning outcomes

  • Identify the main causes of timber decay and infestations affecting buildings
  • Differentiate between the different types of rot
  • Understand the consequences of timber decay and how it affects buildings
  • Identify appropriate diagnosis and investigation techniques
  • Presenter


    Paul Kilvington

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