Dealing with timber in leaky buildings
- Valid from
- Information provider
- Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
- Information type
- Section 175 guidance
- Website, PDF
Practical advice on dealing with decayed timber that is found once the cladding of a leaky building is removed. This guide covers identifying the extent of timber decay and repairing the framing. It is aimed at builders and building professionals.
Timber remediation is a highly specialised area of work that differs from building to building.
This guide highlights some circumstances where expert advice should be sought for identifying and testing fungal decay:
- identifying and removing mould
- removing affected timber and
- treating timber on-site.