Restore & Prevent rot and weather damage in your architectural timbers
Give you a 10 Year Written Guarantee the only Australian Company able to do this
Save You on initial outlay and future maintenance costs
Stop the Rot
Stop The Rot is a specialist Timber & Timber Window Restoration Service for home owners and property managers.
Having completed hundreds of restorations in the Melbourne Bayside and inner South Eastern suburbs, including very small to very large jobs, to period style, ultra modern and heritage listed, the legend is now well established.
The Founding Legend
Six Years ago, John Warszawski, an experienced builder, decided to start a new business after making a remarkable discovery. He discovered the Smith and Co technology for permanently restoring rot damaged timber to as good as new. Although established in the marine industry in Europe and the USA for over 25 Years, the technology was almost unknown in Australia.
The prevailing wisdom in the construction industry was: if it has started to rot then replace it. Any attempted fix is at best temporary because the rot will return. Not anymore!
After trialing the technology on a large home with over $50,000 worth of badly rotting windows, he was so impressed that he bought the Australian rights for this technology and, as they say, the rest is history. And by the way, the home owner saved over $30,000.
Our mission is to be the Contractor of choice for timber and timber window restoration and protection in our area. And importantly, to achieve this through the use of world best practice and good honest customer service.
Timber and Timber Window Replacement Service:
We supply and fit quality new Timber windows, Doors, Sashes, Sills, Sash cords, Spiral balances, Winders, Locks, Stays, Glazing and Fly screens.
We also replace other timbers such as Weatherboards, Fascias and Decking.
Remodelling & Energy Efficiency: Glass upgrade & Insulating Seals for Draft, Noise & Thermal Insulation.
A professional and competitive service which must meet our standards for compliance with our 10 Year Guarantee against rotting. The finish must enhance the restoration aesthetically as well as providing the final layer of protection.
Stop The Rot is the only Australian company specializing in both the replacement and restoration/prevention of rot in timber windows and other wood features. We are also the only company who can give a written 10 Year Guarantee against rot because our restoration will in fact last indefinitely if the paint finish is maintained.
So How do we do it?
1. ROT-PROOFING: we use the Smith and Co Timber Restoration System which involves impregnating all damaged and vulnerable timber with CPES (Clear Penetrating Epoxy Sealer). This produces the remarkable result of re-strengthening, water-proofing and rot-proofing the wood PERMANENTLY.*1
2. RE-SHAPING: all damaged and vulnerable areas are re-shaped and re-surfaced using our unique jointing, filling and caulking techniques.
These techniques have been developed to allow for natural timber and joint movement, ensuring the repairs remain stable.
3. PREVENTION: by specializing, we have accumulated the experience and expertise to diagnose how the rot or weather damage occurred. We have developed preventive methods for all possible cases. Most rot begins by moisture getting into timber joints, end grain, cracks and under paint, thus creating the conditions for the fungal activity that causes rot to occur.
On windows this typically occurs in the sill joints, at the bottom of sashes, behind glazing beading or putty and under paint no longer well adhered to the wood.
Stop The Rot's restoration will PERMANENTLY prevent weather or rot damage as long as you maintain the paint finish.*2
*1.See www.rotdoctor.com and smithandcompany.org for product and technical info on CPES and timber restoration.
*2.The paint finish is what provides the barrier against UV radiationQUALIFICATION DETAILS~ Stop The Rot is a division of Life Style Constructions Pty Ltd, Registered Builders with over 30 years experience.
~ Stop The Rot is Australias only specialised timber restoration service and is a leader in the field.
~ Stop The Rot is the original importer of the patented Smith and Co Technology for the restoration of architectural timbers in Australia.