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What is Woodworm?

Woodworm is a term commonly used to describe the larvae of various wood-boring beetles. These larvae burrow into wood, feeding on the cellulose and nutrients within, which can lead to structural damage over time. The term “woodworm” is a bit misleading as it refers to the larval stage of the beetles, not an actual worm.

Several types of beetles contribute to woodworm infestations, and they often target both hardwood and softwood. Common examples include the common furniture beetle (Anobium punctatum), house longhorn beetle (Hylotrupes bajulus), and powderpost beetle (Lyctidae).

Signs of Woodworm Infestation Include:

  • Tiny Exit Holes: Search for minuscule, round exit holes (typically 1-2 mm in diameter) on the wood’s surface.
  • Frass Presence: Note the existence of frass, a fine, powdery dust, either around the exit holes or on the floor beneath the affected wood.
  • Weakened Wood: Be vigilant for signs of weakened wood, manifested through increased fragility or indications of structural compromise.
  • Audible Clues: In certain instances, the larvae’s activity may produce audible rustling or tapping sounds within the infested wood.
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Invasive Beetles

Upon emerging from wood, diminutive adult beetles engage in a brief lifespan marked by a vital mating process. Males experience a succinct four-day flight season, while females enjoy a slightly longer two-week window for this crucial reproductive activity. Following successful mating, females lay eggs within exit holes, and the hatched larvae intensify the threat by burrowing through tunnels, gradually degrading wood. This poses a significant risk, especially to venerable timber frame buildings. The intricate cycle of emergence, mating, and larval activity highlights the potential for substantial damage, emphasising the need for proactive measures in safeguarding historic structures.


Woodworm Treatment, a potent liquid remedy, offers a robust solution for woodworm infestations. Its solvent-free formula effectively targets all life-cycle stages, serving as both a preventive measure and an efficient eradication method. Applied to wood surfaces, it provides enduring protection, halting current infestations and fortifying against future threats. The versatile and environmentally friendly nature of this treatment ensures comprehensive and lasting defense for your wooden structures.

It’s crucial to note that the effectiveness of woodworm treatment depends on factors such as the severity of the infestation, the type of woodworm species involved, and the chosen treatment method. Seeking professional guidance Contact Us is advisable for accurate identification and customised treatment plans.

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Jon Tremain, Google review

Had a meeting with their surveyor Andrew yesterday 15/02/2022. I have to say he was very professional. Very happy with the quote we have been given and hoping to go ahead with the work early summer. I can’t wait to see the finished product!

Michelle Ivey, Google review

Good lads, grafted hard and done a good job.

Zack Fresswell, Bark review

Excellent customer service! James did a very thorough survey and identified a small breach in the tanking in the basement (not fitted by them) He was very knowledgeable and did his very best to find an ‘economical’ solution. He was very honest and I was able to conclude that at this point the cost of repair far outweighed the benefits gained. Should the situation change I would definitely use them.

Christine Lane, Bark review

Great work on a damp proof course and other bits and pieces. Arrived on time and knew exactly what to do. Leagues above the other quotes. Hope I don’t need you again but would be happy to recommend.

Charlie M, Bark review

Excellent work, professional team, left clean and tidy. Very impressed with the work.

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Nathan and Kris were on time, professional and got the job done as quick as possible without missing a spot. Would highly recommend.

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Lee & Mason did the work on our property and we found them to be very polite, professional and clean ..wouldn’t hesitate to recommend

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Booked in quickly and survey was much more in depth then expected. Felt very comfortable in our decision and was a notch above the rest.

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“The overall improvement is brilliant and the installation team were first class!”

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Very happy with the work Home Building carried out at my property, very knowledge, competitive and friendly. Thanks for the hard work of your installers too they did a great job! Thanks again

Joey Paton, Google review

Spoke to a very polite and friendly chap called Jack on the phone who explained all about the exterior painting they do, and I decided to have a survey. The surveyor Stuart was very knowledgeable, and I’ve decided to go ahead with them. There’s too many cowboys out there, so it’s nice to see such professionalism from a company for once.

Tom, Google review

I was very please with the work the company has done. I had damp throughout the house so had damp-proofing including an injection of damp course. Given the extent of the job they completed the work efficiently and with minimum disruption. The workmen were always polite and very helpful. The finished work was excellent. Only time will tell if the damp problem has been sorted but the company made it they would come back to fix any issues. I have no doubt they are true to their word and would recommend them to anyone.

Lee, Google review

Immaculate, efficient service, it wasn’t a big deal for Luke and his team. Keep up the Good work. Highly recommended.

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Great company from initial call to completion. Gave quote with no hidden extras, started and finished on time – the finished product looks great. Kris & Nathan were stars of the show, arrived on time, worked hard all day, polite and personable, cleaned up when finished, a credit to the company.

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I spoke to Jack on the phone, who was very friendly and professional. Then James performed our survey. I found James and the experience with the Home Building & Surveying Company very refreshing, compared to others I have used in the past. They were very honest in their assessment and responses, with no hidden extras, providing very valuable advice. I am, and will in the future recommend them to anyone with damp challenges.

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“Thanks to Franky, Daniel & Sonny for all their hard work. They have worked beyond expectation”
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Job well done, new damp course and replastering completed. Paul and Dean were excellent, tidy and kept me updated throughout.

Jayden House, Google review

We booked a survey with Home Building & Surveying Company and their service has been impeccable. We had a survey from another company but they didn’t provide the same level of detail and advice. We had treatment across two days and the team explained what they were doing and kept us informed of the progress. Completely professional and a good quality job, I strongly recommend them!

Scott Rawlings, Google review

The Home Building & Surveying Company were excellent in all departments – professional, reliable, well-informed. They resolved multiple residential issues with minimal fuss and would definitely use them again, though fingers crossed I shouldn’t need to!

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Benefits of Woodworm Treatment:

  • Effective Infestation Control
  • Durable Protection
  • Solvent-Free Formula
  • Comprehensive Life-Cycle Coverage
  • Preventive Measures
  • Environmentally Conscious
  • Peace of Mind