Images from a remedial survey in Gloucester. Dry Rot, “Serpula Lacrymans” major timber decaying fungus often causing extensive damage.
Brown rot which typically occurs on wood embedded in, or in contact with, wet masonry. Sensitive to high temperatures and drying and rarely found on exposed timbers or in situations where fluctuating conditions are likely. Able to grow through masonry and has the ability to transport moisture allowing the spread of the fungus to dry wood in unventilated conditions.
These fruiting bodies may be the first indication of an outbreak. For more information, visit our section on Dry rot.