Leading Independent Timber Defect and Decay Consultancy

Establishing the structural condition of timbers



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Expert assessment of timber defects, structural condition & decay

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Which does this

Delivers meaningful data, establishing the extent and severity of defects

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The best solutions for timber defects,  specific to your project



...giving you the information you need

Timber Defects

If you have concerns about timbers, but aren’t sure where to go for help?

Good news, you’ve just arrived at the right place.

We are building conservation and sustainability specialists having over twenty years experience investigating timber defects, structural condition and decay.

HarperBD have specialised in the non-destructive assessment of structural timbers, the investigation and environmental control of rot, beetle damage and other timber failures.

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We deliver these services with extensive practical experience and in-depth relevant academic knowledge of timber building conservation, timber science and its strength and limitations in-use.

We continuously strive to provide the technical expertise and guidance to help control dry rot, wet rot, deathwatch beetle and common furniture beetle damage... assessing the structural condition of timbers throughout the UK.

Timber defect services at a glance;

Gathering excellent data will help us determine component condition and inform the best remedial strategies

    FAQ's regarding our timber services can be found here


    Do you need to know the condition of timbers?

    ...we have the expertise you require to move your project forward

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    Further reasons to work with Harper Building Diagnostics

    As a leading building pathology & diagnostic consultancy we work with clients all over the UK and ... beyond

    We provide transparency, great communications and excellent support

    We're proud to have many clients who consider us part of their team

    We regularly present at industry events and professional CPD seminars


    What past clients have to say,

    "I have worked together with Lee of HarperBD on historic building projects  since I met  him in 2011, ranging from an Abbey roof structure to a working church bellframe and each with exacting requirements

    I have always been most impressed by Lee's knowledge of the causes of timber decay, which are sometimes obscure and with this knowledge his ability to identify probable consequences whereas experience and the variety of equipment he carries accurately locate problem areas in an efficient and completely non invasive way.

    The data provided in descriptive and graphic form is always very clear and precise, enabling repairs to be structurally quantifiable – and as we saw on occasion actually unnecessary.

    I will not hesitate to return to Lee for future investigations."

    Mark Taylor

    Director

    Beech Tyldesley Architects

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