Multiproof ltd can supply and fit, Timber flooring, Timber Windows, Shelving, Decking etc.....
We can repair any timber by removing/chiseling out the rotten wood then replacing it by either splicing in new timber or using a two part wood filler.
Wood rot is mainly found in timber that is exposed to water for long periods of time, ie bottom of Window/Door frames.
How to detect wood rot? Look for areas that are wet and are soft to touch and areas that have flaking paint.
Preventing timber from Rotting
Make sure timbers are treated with Oils/Staines/Varnishes or paint on a regular basis to stop water penetrating into the wood.
Softwoods and Hardwoods
Softwoods are mainly used inside where timber has no contact with water, ie softwood doors/frames, skirting boards etc...
If softwoods are used outside they will mainly be pressure treated to prolong the life of the timber.
You would find fencing, decking, sheds mostly made from pressure treated timber as this is alot more affordable than hardwoods.
Surfaces are stripped of loose paint/paper.
Filled then sanded.
Lining paper hung.
Primer and undercoat is then applied.
Then a top coat is used.
Types of paint and uses
There are many types of paint used for different applications, some of the most common are....
Oil based paints (Best used outside)
Water based (Can be used inside or outside)
Gloss: has a shiny finish suitable for interior and exterior wood and metal.
Satin: has a mid sheen finish suitable for interior and exterior wood metal.
Matt: has a chalky finish suitable for interior wood and metal.
Eggshell: creates a low sheen finish, is self undercoating and suitable for interior wood and metal.
Silk: a smooth creamy emulsion for use on walls and ceilings.
Masonry Paint: Ideal for exterior brick/render work.
All joinery is made from sapele hardwood and primed unless stated otherwise.
To the left you can see new primed casement windows.
Below is a before and after picture of a project in south London.