Repair Systems Group - specialists in Woodworm Treatment Products
- 'Borax' was a Company Name
(now called 'Rio Tinto Borax') and does not, on its own, describe a particular
product. Some Suppliers are offering cheap, so called 'Borax' for Woodworm Treatment
- this is not the correct chemical and is not licensed for Woodworm Treatment.
If you are offered a Chemical with a name ending in 'decahydrate' (rather than
'tetrahydrate) you are being sold an old component of Borax Soaps, not an insecticide.
(The full Chemical Name for the correct product is Disodium Octaborate Tetrahydrate
- sometimes known as D.O.T., Polybor or Timbor)
History of Boron
of Boron, known as Borates, have been mined since the 1800s and have been used
to control insect pests for over 100 years.
was discovered in the USA in the late 1800's and first mined by Francis M 'Borax'
Smith in 1872 as the crystalline material 'tincal', which contains about 50% borate.
and sold throughout the world in vast quantities as Tim-bor Professional, it poses
a low risk to the environment, especially when compared with other current pesticides,
particularly because of its lower toxicity to fish. Now backed by more than 100
years of research and development, it is manufactured in the USA by Rio Tinto
Borax, based in Valencia, California.
the 1940s Borate formulations were being used to protect wood. Because they are
water soluble, Borates diffuse into wood using the wood's own moisture (even 'air
dry' timber has a moisture content of 12-15%) and they protect against woodworm,
Death Watch beetle, House Longhorn beetle, Termites, Carpenter ants and fungi,
including Dry rot.
well over 60 years Borates have been in successful use in Europe, Australia, New
Zealand and the USA. Borates are used in dusting, foaming, spraying, brushing
and pressure treatment applications. Other major uses include: glass production,
detergent preparations, enamel and ceramic glazes.
History of Property Repair Systems
Moore started the Company in 1997 having spent over 20 years in the Damp Proofing
and Timber Preserving Industry, both as a Contractor and as Sales Development
Manager for a National Chemical Formulator. Woodworm Dry Rot and Dampness in buildings
are his main concerns.
gives birth to the first production Timber-Resin Splice (its a boy).
decided to form the business after having been made redundant and after an abortive
attempt to sell 'solid' Resin Repairs to an unreceptive public. The high cost
of epoxy Resin effectively reduces the number of such 'solid' repairs to a handful
each year (not enough to live on as a commission only Sales Agent) and the appearance
of the final job usually dissuades the majority of Clients and Heritage bodies
from using this excellent, but expensive technique.
sitting in a Welsh pub contemplating this phenomenon David suddenly had a Eureka
moment - why not replace most of the resin with wood - and thus, over a pint,
the 'Timber-Resin Splice ' was born. The new concept - pre-manufacture a new piece
of wood to exactly replace the missing part, fitted with bars or slots ready for
connection and supply the whole thing as a 'kit'. Now any Contractor can repair
any beam or joists in timber to exceed the original strength, and offer a truly
neat, cosmetic finish.
business today manufactures all the 'Timber-Resin Splice' kits for the UK, some
several thousand being produced per annum. The product holds a current UK Patent.
complement this manufacturing activity David had a special range of Boron-based
preservative produced to his specification, drawing on many years of successfully
marketing Boracols and other Borate-Glycols.
to repair splits and shakes in timber, cracks and voids in masonry and to treat
external masonry and timber naturally followed.
complete Design service was also developed, using fast, Computer-based packages,
which gives the Clients instant access to Structural Engineering Calculations,
Designs and Method Statements. Estimates are instant - we'll even give you guidance
on the number of man-hours required to install the 'TRS Kit'.
installing bars in a TRS
is supported by his wife, and business Partner, Kathy, together with Angela, his
sales colleague of some 20 years, who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience
to sales, manufacturing and customer service.
beam repair is too large or too small for this team.
Kathy holding part of
a multi-part arch
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few examples of English titled papers and summary titles - ask for a full list
1939 - Powder post borer
1994 - Fungi and termites
1991 - Treatment of pine
1997 - International status of borate
1948 - Toxicity to anobium
1967 - Toxicity to CFB & Longhorn
& Akre 1992 - Control of Beetles
1998 - Treatment of spruce
1991/2 - BRE Tests C51 - Serpula
Certificate - Wykamol No.93/2893
Directive 98/8/EC - Technical Committee of the Netherlands.
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written by: David
B.A. (Hons.), C.T.I.S., C.R.D.S. Technical Author