Timber decay and its treatment

Timber Decay & its Treatment

Course Description

An examination of the causes of decay in hardwoods and softwoods, fungal and insect damage, treatments with and without the use of chemicals and monitoring to maintain healthy buildings.

Topics covered during the day include:

  • Timber science: an introduction to the biology of timber
  • The alien world of fungal decay in buildings
  • When insects attack: it’s not often and you probably don’t need to worry
  • Monitoring a building to maintain healthy timber.

The Tutor

Dr Matt Green has degrees in biology and applied urban entomology. He holds a PhD in wood science from Brunel University where he studied the behaviour and ecology of wood-boring insects. He is currently employed as an entomologist working on the control of urban pest species.

Participant Information

The course will be limited to 12 participants, and is suitable for all.

Fee & Refreshments

£120 per person, to include all tuition, teas, coffees and a light lunch. Please let the Museum know in advance if you have any special dietary requirements.

Book course


Mon 16 October 2023






Building Conservation