A Detailed Guide to Repair Care’s Timber Inspection Services


Properties, no matter how well they are built, can quickly deteriorate, particularly those constructed with timber and wood, which are susceptible to issues such as wood rot and woodworm infestation.

When left unchecked, these problems can escalate, leading to unsightly rotten windows and doors, compromising the overall appearance of the building. Wood rot can cause visible damage to windows, doors, and frames, while woodworms can leave noticeable holes and weaken the wood, affecting the building’s aesthetic appeal. 

Identifying the root causes of these issues is crucial. Moisture ingress, poor ventilation, and untreated wood are common culprits behind wood rot, while woodworm infestations often stem from nearby wood sources and damp environments. Once the causes are pinpointed, swift action is necessary to mitigate further damage.

Failure to address these issues promptly can result in extensive and costly repairs. Ignored wood rot can spread rapidly, affecting larger sections of the property and necessitating the replacement of entire windows and frames. Similarly, untreated woodworm infestations can proliferate, causing irreparable harm to foundational elements and requiring extensive remediation efforts. You must address these problems promptly and efficiently.

Whatsmore, we’re just scratching the surface as well – there are many other potential issues when it comes to wood and timber beyond wood rot and woodworm infestation. This is why it is so important to conduct regular inspections, promptly address any signs, and respond accordingly.

Why Choose Repair Care for Your Timber Inspection Needs

For most businesses and homeowners, the question is, where do you even begin if you have no experience or knowledge in identifying and addressing these issues? This is where Repair Care, with its thirty years of practical experience in the field of timber repair and inspections, can help.

Our inspection service is designed to help anyone tasked with the exterior maintenance of properties. With this service, clients receive a comprehensive report detailing a thorough survey of the condition of all exterior joinery, serving as a roadmap so client can plan their budgets for the most efficient and sustainable maintenance program possible.

During our inspections, our specialists conduct a thorough examination of all timber components, leaving no area unchecked. The resulting report provides a crystal-clear overview of any existing decay issues and identifies potential areas of failure. With this information, clients can make informed decisions regarding necessary repairs and preventative measures, ultimately assuring the longevity and structural integrity of their properties.

Step-by-Step Breakdown of Our Inspection Process

The process consists of these four fundamental steps:

  1. Initial Briefing: During the initial briefing, we thoroughly understand the survey requirements, which allows us to deliver a comprehensive and cost-effective report. For the utmost accuracy, we recommend inspecting all buildings and timber components, with residents informed to keep disruptions to a minimum.
  2. Inspection: On the agreed-upon date, our specialised surveyor will conduct a thorough inspection of the discussed joinery. This involves identifying decay and areas susceptible to moisture ingress, assessing the condition of decorative coatings, and assessing overall timber degradation. All findings are digitally recorded during the inspection.
  3. Inspection Report: Supported by comprehensive photographs, the report offers suggestions for corrective and preventative actions for each joinery item. The finalised survey sheet provides accurate cost calculations. Importantly, our service includes a 10-year guarantee for added peace of mind.
  4. Presentation of Report: During the report presentation, we offer suggestions for repairs along with the reasoning behind them. We consider special circumstances, like those related to listed buildings, and may suggest replacement instead of repair when appropriate. We can also provide a list of trained contractors you can rely on to complete these repairs.


Each Repair Care survey follows our established Working Methods, which detail every step of the repair procedures. This approach means complete transparency of the scope of work, making the process clear for everyone involved, from the client and senior management to contractors.

With this report, property owners can avoid the devastating consequences of unchecked timber deterioration of buildings remain safe, sound, and structurally secure for years to come.

Ultimately, Repair Care doesn’t just offer an inspection service; we provide peace of mind. With our expertise and thorough reporting, property owners can confidently address timber-related challenges, assured that they have a reliable partner by their side.

If you would like to learn more about our inspection services, give us a call at 01827302517 or send us an email at salesuk@repair-care.com to learn more.