Defect recognition; cause and effect for heritage wood occupations

Tywi Centre



Defects in timber can be naturally occurring or caused by the conversion or drying methods employed. In buildings, decay and rot can occur because of adverse environmental conditions such as water leaks and prolonged damp or wetness or be due to inappropriate timber selection. The purpose of this course is to provide candidates with the knowledge to identify, resolve and report problems relating to timber defects and decay in buildings.

The content of the course will include:

  • Being able to Identify damage and inappropriate materials
  • Recognise and understand condensation and dampness: causes and diagnostics
  • Understanding effects of damp on woodwork and its treatment
  • Recognising dry rot and its treatment
  • Recognising Insect attack and identifying suitable treatment options


1 day

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for candidates who have completed NVQ2 or 3 in wood occupation or have equivalent experience of working within the carpentry trade.

CITB Training standards and grants

This course is a CITB training standard. CITB registered companies may be eligible to apply for funding from CITB to cover the cost of this course and to receive a short course grant. For full details of available grants and funding please visit or speak with your CITB local adviser.

CITB GET code and grant tier

GET2077 - grant tier 1

Defect recognition; cause and effect for heritage wood occupations

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