WOOD RESTORATION AND TIMBER REPLACEMENT

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STOP THE ROT

ROOF OVERHANGS

  • Barge and Fascia connection
  • Fascia external mitre of fascia rotted due to gutter overflow
  • Rotten ends or holes chewed by animals out of your scribing fillets underneath roof tiles

WINDOW AND DOOR FRAMES

  • Where sill and frame meet
  • Where the window sashes connect at the joints.
  • At the sill where your outside timber paneling is deteriorating at the bottom.
  • Deterioration of MDF by moisture absorption on internal door frame and architraves.
  • Damage by animals
  • Leaking water

OUTDOOR STRUCTURES

  • Is your structure built from Oregon (douglas fir) and now failing to be durable under weather conditions
  • Does your posts, beams, rafters and battens need replacing or cut out and re laminating
  • Are your floor stumps rotting in the ground or in an ages concrete footing (pad). If so the footing will need to be excavated and the stump cut short to allow it to be connected to a galvanised post anchor and concreted in a new footing (pad)

DECKING

Moisture penetration and deteriation on, in and under decking boards can be caused by poor uses of timber such as permapine or unprotected hardwoods. They can be caused by poor methods of fixing down decking or choices of the fixings themselves such as plain shank nails.

Replacement of decking can be made easy by choices between widths and materials such as composite plastic (Modwood), hardwood or treated softwood fixed down by face fixing screws or concealed by clips to the underside. Ask me how to best protect and keep the joist dry to avoid further deterioration.

Hand rails, balustrades and steps can be restored from the effects of rotting or replaced depending on the cost of either

 

GABLE AND EXTERNAL WALL CLADDING

We can remove your tired gable weatherboard cladding and replace it with a profile that matches the original or it can be replaced with a readily available profile in either timber, cement fibre or a lightweight 'Skyon.' The choices can extend to flat sheet panels from James Hardies that either require flush jointing and a texture coat or requires only a sealant and painted over. Timber boards are available in a tongue & groove finish wood board ('Glosswood' under undercover) or LOSP timber in a Shiplap rebated profile. Splayed weatherboard or "V" jointed or Regency profile.


My recent RESTORATIONS

MY PROCESS

Below the flaked painted surface lies the remnants of what was, the structure and hardness of wood.

Now all the spongy decaying rot has to be excavated to expose the surface and remove until what remains is sound structural wood.

This adjacent wood is then treated with a natural product that reverses the deterioration process by restoring the integrity of the wood and providing a barrier to protect from fungi, insects and contains fire retardant properties.

If the rot extends into the interior of the member as in the window sills restoration of the wood will require a wood hardener

Depending of the extent of the void the next step may require a cut to the surface so as a treated or durable wood can be milled and firmly adhered to the surface using a marine grade epoxy resin or equally a superior adhesive which is durable high strength and water resistant.  The gouged surface would require a heavy duty compound putty to be built up as necessary. It may require a combination of epoxy resin, wood and compound putty. This process requires the products used reach their maximum strength before the final step.

The final step is the finishing of the area this may require further filling and sanding so that the edges are sharp and the joints are flush so once covered with a primer or colour match the restoration is now complete.

 

Contact Us For A Quote

Phone: 0415 399268
Email:  enquiry@nidercarpentry.com.au

 

We service: 

Adelaide, Adelaide Hills, Blackwood and more

 

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Posted on August 2, 2013 .