Case Studies Kimpton Church

Kimpton Church

Kimpton, Hampshire (Wood-boring Insect Treatment)

We work closely with many local parish churches and were requested by Kimpton parish council to survey the pews and chairs for infestation of wood-boring insect and provide any necessary remedial treatment.

We found strong and obvious evidence of active Anobium Puntatum, the common furniture beetle that is also known as woodworm, in many of the chair legs and other areas. One of the chair legs had succumb to the infestation attack severely had perished completely, subsequently needing replacement.

We had recommended that the chairs be stripped of varnish to be properly addressed but it was decided by the church to be less cost effective.

The remedial action taken was simple, we used a high penetrating brush-able gel specially designed for use in all timbers, which is great for more delicate items and localised areas, leaving no surface residue, is non-staining and furthermore it can be painted over after adequate curing time. The consistency and formula of the product offers a better impregnation through the small flight holes and any fissures and cracks in the varnish.

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