We’ve recently discovered dry rot in our house. It’s infected some timbers & moved through the brickwork of one wall of our main bedroom. Our builders – who seem to know their stuff – are recommending taking down the whole wall, removing all brickwork & rebuilding the wall: they say this is the only way they can guarantee removing the dry rot (this would obviously be combined with fungicidal treatments/identifying water source etc).
But all the advice I read online, seems to suggest that using fungicidal sprays will be enough to treat the brickwork, and it’s only the wood/plaster that needs to be removed & replaced.
Can anyone help? The cost for the major rebuilding work is £5k more expensive than spraying/treating…but I really want to get rid of this damned damp!