Common furniture beetle and woodworm

The Common Furniture Beetle (Anobium Punctatum) woodworm belongs to the family Anobiidae which contains at least twenty-two different species in Britain and includes the Death-Watch Beetle and Biscuit Beetle (Stegobium Paniceum). The “common” name with its emphasis on ‘furniture’ is inappropriate as it is most often found in structural and joinery timbers in buildings.  It tends … Continue Reading

Boron timber preservative

We have considerable experience in carrying out timber conservation work using Boron in the form of Disodium octaborate normally carried in a mono-ethylene glycol.  Boron has been used for over 50 years in the timber preservative industry, in the form of inorganic borates, and is well established as an effective fungicide with insecticidal qualities. Unlike … Continue Reading