Skipton WET ROT

Timber Decay Treatment Experts

Wet Rot Problem? Act fast.

Danford Brewer & Ives are wet rot treatment specialists in Skipton, North Yorkshire. A wet rot survey will be carried out by our own PCA Qualified surveyors to ensure the right treatment is applied to the wet rot infected area. We are here to help you by accurately identifying the cause of the wet rot problem as well as recommending the most effective solution to treat the infected area. All our wet rot treatments in Skipton are backed by meaningful long term guarantees giving you complete peace of mind.

Wet Rot is a form of timber decay which grows on porous surfaces with very High Levels of Moisture Content, Commonly From Poor Ventilation Below The Floor, Rising Or Penetrating Damp, Water Leaks Etc.


Wet rot is different from wet rot in the sense that it can travel through a building taking its own moisture supply, and can travel between plaster and brick work as well as wood. Wet rot can cause severe damage if it is not treated.

Treating Wet Rot

Once Danford Brewer & Ives have identified the problem to be wet rot, the area will have to be properly ventilated to allow the wood to dry and the root cause of the problem will have to be solved. Any damaged timber will have to be cut out, replaced where necessary and potentially sprayed with a fungicidal treatment.

Although treating wet rot can seem very disruptive, it is necessary to rectify the problems to stop it spreading any further and perhaps lasting structural damage. Danford Brewer & Ives provide effective wet rot treatment in a quick and hassle-free way.




Complete the enquiry form below or call us directly to discuss your damp or timber problem. On this call, we will arrange to visit you and survey your property. There is a small fee for the site survey, which will be confirmed on the call. If you proceed with the full works, this fee is refundable against any further works carried out.



One of our qualified team will visit your property at an agreed time and date. We will assess the problem and determine the best solution. Once we understand the root cause of the problem we can creat a suitable plan to fix it. Following the site survey we will provide you with a written report and quotation.



Once you are happy for the works to proceed we will then arrange a convenient time and date with you to carry out the specialist works as per the quotation. Most specialist works are usually completed within a couple of days and involve minimal disruption. Our team will keep you fully up to date on the works progress during this time.

after care


In order for the guarantee to be activated all of the specialist works need to be signed off. A comprehensive checklist will be completed and signed off by both our team & yourself to make sure you are fully satisfied with the works. Following the sign off, where appropriate, the works can be fully guaranteed.


Specialist works are covered by long term guarantee by independent insurers.

Wet rot early signs

Knowing the early signs of wet rot is integral to applying an effective treatment to stop the spread of the fungus that causes timbers to decay.
Like dry rot, wet rot is caused by high levels of moisture and wet or damp conditions.
It can be more difficult to detect because it often spreads initially in hidden or secluded locations.
The most obvious indicator is its smell; the wood fungus that causes wet rot gives off a pungent odour that will begin to spread throughout the house.

Fixing wet rot damage

If any timbers in your home have been affected by wet rot or if the fungus has spread through a building, then it is still possible to fix the damage.

The source of damp or high moisture levels in the home that cause wet rot in the first place needs to be removed to stop it from spreading further.

Timbers that are too cracked or that have begun to crumble will need to be removed and replaced with new ones that have undergone treatment.

They should also be coated in a fungicide that protects against wood fungus.


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Is wet rot a fungus?

Wet rot is caused by fungal spores that are found in the atmosphere and are activated by the presence of high levels of moisture within wood or timber.

Wet rot is, essentially, a type of wood fungus – just as dry rot is – and as a living species attacks the wood and the timber while seeking nourishment.
That process causes affected timber to decay.

One of the most prominent early signs of needing to treat rotten wood in your home or commercial property is a pungent, mushroom-like smell it gives off.

How does wet rot occur?

Wet rot is caused by fungal spores which, given the right conditions, will begin to break down timber and decay wood.

It is caused by several fungal species, the most common being Coniophora puteana or cellar fungus, which needs high levels of moisture of around 50% to survive, thrive and cause the timber to soften

The fungal spores that cause wet rot are present in the air, but it tends to grow on a porous wooden surface with high moisture content.

That’s why wet rot occurs in damp conditions, and why leaks and drainage issues are the main catalyst within households.

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