Timber Decay Treatment Experts

Wet Rot Problem? Act fast.

Danford Brewer & Ives are wet rot treatment experts in Darlington, County Durham. 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 wet rot treatments in Darlington 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 can be a white or brown rot, which does not refer to the colour of the mould, but the shade that the timber turns when affected. Brown rot will darken the wood, and will break in small cracks, where as white rot lightens the wood and the damage is visible across the grain.

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 replaced where necessary.

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.

BACKED BY GUARANTEESpecialist works are covered by long term by independent insurers.

Identify wet rot

Identifying wet rot early is incredibly important because if it’s left for too long the fungus that causes wood to rot can spread and cause decay. That risks structural damage to a building or house with potentially dangerous consequences.

The most obvious sign of wet rot is its smell; you’ll notice a musty, mushroom-like odour wafting through rooms. Affected timber could crack and later crumble if left untreated for too long.

If wet rot is visible, then you may see the fungal growths as they spread across the timber in obvious locations around the house.

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.


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What is wet rot treatment?

Wet rot needs rapid and effective treatment to stop the spread of the wood fungus from affecting the structural integrity of a building.

Failing to act risks disastrous consequences because affected timber can decay and collapse.

Wet rot treatment involves a specialist identifying the affected areas before taking steps to treat its cause.

Leaks and drainage problems must be fixed, while timber that is beyond repair will need to be removed and then replaced.

Any remaining timbers should be coated with a fungicide to guard against wet rot coming back.

How much is wet rot treatment?

The cost of treatment can vary massively because it depends on the level of treatment and service required from specialists.

They will consider how far wet rot has spread and how long it has had to grow and break down the timber. The more decay there is, the greater the intervention you’ll need.

If wet rot fungus is caught early the costs will be inexpensive, and you can protect against further spread using cost-effective coatings.

If the decay has compromised the integrity of the building structure, then costs might be much higher because timbers will need to be completely removed and replaced.