Repair or replace: expert advice
Joinery Inspection Service
The programme consists of a mixture of theoretical and practical elements, with the emphasis very much on ‘hands-on’ experience. Information about the causes of timber decay will be discussed along with an overview of how to identify and assess existing damage. Following an introduction to the range of Repair Care systems, all delegates will have the opportunity to extensively use the tools and products needed to achieve a perfect repair. The course includes light refreshments and all delegates will take away full product and system information and their own sample window sections from the practical session.
How does it work?
The inspection covers:
- The overall condition of the decorative coating.
- Areas of decay.
- Moisture ingress due to design and construction issues.
- Condition of the glazing lines.
- All timber substrates agreed at the pre-inspection meeting, which may include doors, windows, fascias, barge boards, garage doors etc.
- The condition of construction joints.
- Additional areas of timber degradation, including splits and shakes, knots, grey degraded timber etc.
- Our documentation will explain how to improve the quality of the existing joinery, extend decoration cycles and reduce future maintenance costs.
The joinery inspection report will include:
- A technical site inspection report with photographic support.
- A tailored project specification.
- A completed survey sheet to enable accurate cost calculations.
- A list of suitable contractors or the offer of training for new contractors to the system.
Benefits from specifying this service include:
- A support package for existing specifiers.
- Accurate quantifying of project repairs.
- A survey carried out by a Repair Care expert covering curative and preventative maintenance measures.
- Optional monitoring of the works.
- A 10 year guarantee can be included (subject to terms and conditions).
- Repair and paint specifications can be combined through our relationship with paint manufacturers such as ICI/AKZO Nobel paints.
- An accurate survey can enable cost comparisons to be undertaken.