Dr. Thomas Brennan is head of EEDRA (European Environmental Dry Rot Research Association ) whose aim of research is to totally eradicate the unnecessary use of chemicals in the domestic and commercial environment and to help retain as much of the original fabric of buildings as possible. Dr. Brennan has a long track record in non-destructive treatment and diagnosis of Dry Rot – some of our flag ship buildings for instance Farmleigh House and Markree Castle, have been passively treated for the past 27 years. No chemicals were used in the treatment of Dry Rot in Makree Castle even though the building had suffered badly as a result of ingress of water and Dry Rot was prevalent throughout the building. In most of the areas the Dry Rot still exists but we have changed the conditions of the building so that Dry Rot cannot survive. Dry Rot is no different to a house plant (let it be a Geranium in a pot) it needs certain conditions to operate under and the knowledge contained within the specialities of Consurv allow for manipulation of climate conditions simply by eliminating water and identifying the areas where water ingress is taking place.
This can be done in a non-destructive manner with the use of Thermal Imaging whereby it is possible to identify the source of the moisture. Once the source has been identified it can be eliminated and the building will dry out naturally.
Innovative Dry Rot Treatments
- Non-invasive and chemical free treatment of fungi and mould within buildings.
- Independent expert advice relating to corrective action for building decay and detailed specification for carrying out specialist conservation work on site.