Wood-destroying insects and true dry rot may pose a threat to the stability of buildings. They are responsible for a variety of types of building damage costing some 200 million Euros annually in Germany. Their early and effective elimination is therefore an absolute requirement. Thermal wood preservation methods help to eliminate wood damage sustainably and preserve existing buildings. The methods act quickly, preserve the related structure and are fully biocide-free.
Wood preservation – How it works …
The basic component of all animal and plant cells are proteins that are structurally crucial for the body as well as performing other important tasks. Proteins are no longer viable at temperatures above 45°C. They are denatured and the organisms die, whatever their developmental stage. Thermal wood preservation measures heat the affected components to the necessary temperatures under controlled conditions by means of hot air, infrared or microwave devices. Accompanying measurements of the material temperatures are carried out, while the installation of lethal samples ensures successful wood preservation, which is usually completed after a few hours. Wood preservation methods involving killing wood-destroying insects and true dry rot through heat is based on simple chemical principles.
Why thermal wood preservation?
Thermal wood preservation methods offer a number of advantages. In contrast to conventional chemical processes, they:
- are biocide-free – no input of chemical agents
- preserve building structure and value – no unnecessary dismantling of components
- involve minimal destruction – no drilling, no axe-hewing
- are fast – no long-standing building site
- are clean – no building dross, no waste
- are safe and kill immediately – no „locking up“ of the infestation
- are inexpensive – by avoiding additional costs, e.g. absence of residents
The thermal elimination of wood-destroying insects has been known and normatively regulated for many years. Since the publication of the revised standard – DIN 68800 in 2012 – hot air methods are now also regulated for the thermal control of true dry rot. The standard is the result of extensive scientific studies in individual culturally historical monuments, but also in conventional housing, which has clearly confirmed the effectiveness of the thermal methods. The reclassification as remediation-accompanying measures frees thermal wood preservation from its previous anonymity as the „special method for individual cases“ and provides building owners and architects with more planning options. More information about wood preservation is available at Tel. +49 30 96535105-7 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
„7 in one go“
- biocide-free – no input of chemical agents
- preservation of building structure and value – no unnecessary dismantling of components
- minimal destruction – no drilling, no axe-hewing
- fast – no long-standing building site
- clean – no building dross, no waste
- safe and immediate killing – no „locking up“ of the infestation
- inexpensive – by avoiding additional costs, e.g. absence of residents
Our quality standards
High standards against wood destroyers!
- We guarantee 100 percent killing of the pests
- We guarantee no avoidable damage
- We guarantee an economically reasonable quote
- We guarantee effective and efficient treatment
- We guarantee a permanent solution
Learn more about our high quality standards for the thermal preservation of wood.
A small selection of known architectural monuments
- Kirche Kietz – treatment of the gallery
- Neues Palais im Park – Potsdam Sanssouci – vaulted roof
- Schloss Rheinsberg – roof timbers
- Schloss Finsterwalde – roof timbers
- Rote Kasernen Potsdam
A small selection of residential and non-residential buildings
- Friedhofskapelle Rüdersdorf – roof timbers against insects
- Sonnenallee 172 in Berlin -Wedding – walls and ceilings against dry rot
- Werfstraße 5/5a in Berlin – Wedding – roof timbers against dry rot
- Uckerland – barn remediation against dry rot
- Zernikow – manor house attic
- Rheinsberg residential buildings – dividing wall between neighbours against dry rot