Holes in timber

Deathwatch Beetle

Deathwatch Beetle is a native British woodboring insect which has the potential to carry out extensive damage to timber. These insects are renowned for making a tapping sound by bumping its head or jaws against the sides of the tunnels as it is creating bore tunnels in timber.

Victorian property

Common Defects Associated with Victorian Properties

The Industrial Revolution resulted in a huge increase of houses built during the reign of Queen Victoria (1837 to 1901), which are now a common feature throughout British towns and cities. Typical details, including high ceilings and good-sized rooms make these properties highly attractive to potential buyers. Unfortunately, this type of construction bears some inherent defects.