Carpentry & Joinery Question

Support timbers on staircase have woodworm damage

hi, our staircase is fixed to the wall one side and the other is held up with what looks like square timbers. We found woodworm in stairs and had them sprayed. we have noticed that a few of the support timbers have woodworm damage at the base up to around an inch. Is it worth replacing the support timbers or will they be okay?

many thanks

NB: the other side of the stairs is all made into cupboards and we only have access to the inside of these. Would support plates be able to be fitted on this basis?

1 Answer

Best Answer

Woodworm is very common in these areas hopefully they have not done too much damage.If you press a screwdriver into the wood you can get an idea how soft or brittle the timber has become.You may want to add some addition support plates at the bottom just for peace of mind,and that's not expensive.

Answered 30th Apr 2012

Archie Construction Ltd

Member since 5 Apr 2012

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