Structural Timber Resin Repairs

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Repairing structural timbers can be a long and very disruptive process. Fortunately, there are solutions such as timber resin repair systems that enable property professionals to repair structural damage in the most efficient and cost-effective way.

No matter how big or small the job, we have the necessary skills and resources to complete it with minimal disruptions to your property. One of our experienced property surveyors will survey your property, determine the cause of the problem and specify the most effective solution to fix it. Contact your local branch for advice or a property survey.

Structural Timber Resin Repairs

Timber resin repair system is one of our main repair methods used for large timber sections. In most cases, timber beams or roof truss ends are affected by water penetration and this creates perfect conditions for wood destroying fungi to germinate and deteriorate the timber. Once timber is affected by rot, it is only a matter of time before it loses its structural integrity and requires to be replaced or repaired. Our Timber Resin Repair System is a cost-effective solution as we only require to repair the affected part of the structure avoiding replacement of the whole timber beam and associated floor and ceiling fabric.

Resin is largely favoured for structural timber repairs because it is a localised repair and it reduces the fabric required to be repaired and therefore saves costs. It is non-porous, so it is completely impenetrable by water preventing any further damage to the repair. The repaired structure is strengthened with steel rods and covered with resin to match the existing structure. If we decide that resin repair isn’t the best course of action for the job at hand, we will specify the most cost effective and efficient solution to repair the structure.

Benefits of Resin Repair

Some of the benefits of resin repair for structural timber include:

  • Low Disturbance – Carrying out a resin repair will mean that you can reduce the removal of ceilings and floor fabric whilst also being able to keep roof covering removal to a minimum or intact.
  • Building Use – Reduce loss of use by restricting areas of fabric removal and repair. A Resin repair contract aims to only expose what is necessary to achieve the repair.
  • Retain Existing Timbers – using a resin repair system you can save existing serviceable materials as the damaged existing fabric repair can be targeted.
  • Durability – A resin repair is resistant to damp, fungal attack and environmental deterioration.
  • No Shrinkage – Epoxy resin won’t shrink and deform the structure.
  • Material Strength – Epoxy resin is strong and bonds well with the existing timber.

Types of Timber Resin Repair

When looking at structural resin repairs there are several different methods we may use. A thorough survey of your property will determine the appropriate repair to solve the problem.

  1. Solid Resin – the resin will be poured into a ‘shutter box’, or into slots in the existing timber to repair or upgrade the strength.
  2. Timber-Resin Splice (TRS) – A new timber beam end or mid-section manufactured to replace the original defective timber with resin used to bond the timbers together.
  3. Crack Repair – This involves splits and ‘shakes’ filled with resin, injected and ‘stitched’ to effectively bond the timber together.
  4. Joinery & Cosmetic – this involves repairing timber frames and joinery timbers. Case study example.

Structural Timber Resin Repair – Case Study

Richardson & Starling carried out timber resin repair works at the Central Library in Edinburgh. Due to damp penetrating the external walls, structural timber beams were affected by wet rot.

Our timber specialists removed the affected timber areas and treated the structure with a fungicidal solution to prevent further rot growth. The timber beam was strengthened using metal rods and covered with specialist resin. This repair returned the structural integrity to the beams and gave the client a cost-effective solution to deal with the rot problem.

Property Survey

Our timber surveyor will investigate the affected area and determine the cause of the problem. At Richardson and Starling, we supply experienced surveyors who are trained in rot and damp problems that could affect your property. This means that our surveyor will be able to complete the survey and give the appropriate remedial recommendations to resolve your property problem.

30 Year Guarantee

Free automatic transfer to the new property owner if sold.

30 Year Guarantee for Dry Damp; Wet Rot structural Repairs and 5 Year Guarantee for external joinery repairs

After eight decades of successful property surveys and repairs, we’re confident to offer you a Guarantee that you can trust. The length of the guarantee is detailed in your report and our guarantee also transfers with the Property when you sell.

Richardson & Starling are long standing members of the Property Care Association (PCA) and the QANW. This demonstrates our ability to meet technical and financial requirements that allows us to offer an insurance backed guarantee in addition to our own long term guarantees if you would like this.

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