Timber repairs: Information sheet 5.2

Sometimes wood is so badly deteriorated that replacement of a section of timber is the only option. It is good conservation practice to replace the minimum necessary, and to do it with the traditional skills of the carpenter, joiner and cabinetmaker.

Date
1 March 1998
Publisher
Heritage Office
Type
Heritage publications, Maintenance series, Fact sheet, Publication
Status
Final
Cost
Free
Language
English
Tags
  • ISBN 1-87641-5819
  • File PDF 192KB
  • Pages 5
  • Name timber-repairs-information-sheet.pdf

The aim should be to reconstruct the original form of the damaged timber so that the repair does not detract from the appearance of the old work. Preferably, repairs should be done on site so that original fixings and fastenings are not lost.

To repair rotted timber and to be certain of removing all active fungi, remove the visible decayed zone together with any surrounding area affected. Apply fungicides to the remaining timber as a precaution.