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dry rot

A plant disease caused by fungi that thrives in humid, poorly-ventilated areas and causes wood to decay. The contractor thinks that dry rot has caused this part of the roof to cave in.
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Closer examination of the damaging fungus Serpula lacrymans as part of an international project led by Swansea University could also hold the key to protecting buildings from dry rot Headed by Swansea University's Dr Dan Eastwood in collaboration with the USA Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (JGI), the project has 47 experts working from 21 laboratories across 10 countries.
All the roof timbers have been treated for wet and dry rot, and beams have been replaced.
Dry rot can represent a serious blight to any property.
DRY ROT Dry rot is a fungus that will destroy timber very quickly.
If the belts are cracked, they have dry rot and should be replaced before they break.
There are two women's bouts on the undercard of tonight's Lennox Lewis-Vitali Klitschko heavyweight fight, and in truth I would rather watch dry rot take hold of the patio deck.
The office, which Tri-National claims it is renting, is an abandoned shack filled with bullet holes and a floor that has fallen through to the ground from dry rot.
Cyclical decorations to the external building fabric including outbuildings and stores; cyclical decorations to internal communal areas; repairs and replacements including windows and doors, roofs, boundary walls and fencing, paths and estate roads, asbestos removal and reinstatement works to communal areas; damp proofing, dry rot and mould treatment to communal areas.
WHEN a prospective buyer asks a surveyor to do a building survey the three most common things they worry about are subsidence, dry rot and woodworm.
They include a pounds 20,000 claim for dry rot treatment on a home more than 100 miles from her constituency.
The pounds 300,000 grant will deal with the dry rot and give us a bit of a breathing space to sort out the future of the building.
And that means everyone from Esther Rantzen wanting to take on Margaret Moran in Luton South for a (now repaid) pounds 22,500 dry rot claim on a second home 100 miles away, to talk of Michael Shields Snr standing against Injustice Secretary Jack Straw in Blackburn over the mishandled plight of his jailed son Michael Jnr.
The TV presenter has suggested she might take on Luton South MP Margaret Moran, who claimed pounds 22,500 for treating dry rot at her home in Southampton, 100 miles from her constituency.
This consists of a survey and an energy report prepared by a chartered surveyor and also a property questionnaire which includes questions as to whether specialist works such as dry rot treatment have been carried out and whether there are guarantees.