Timber Decay in Buildings: The Conservation Approach to Treatment

1st Edition

Brian Ridout

Taylor & Francis
Published November 25, 1999
Textbook - 256 Pages - 16 Color & 60 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780419188209 - CAT# RU28758

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Summary

This is the first book to tackle all the issues relating to timber decay. It presents the facts and explores timber decay problems through case studies. These are illustrated with clear self-explanatory photographs for the reader to use as a diagnostic aid. Section 1 discusses timber as a living material, Section 2 deals with decay organisms and their habitat requirements. Section 3 moves on to the building as an environment for timber and discusses the ways in which wood responds to moisture change. Section 4 ends with an approach to timber decay which integrates knowledge on the decay organism, its requirements and natural predators with appropriate and targeted chemical treatments.

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