How much does rectifying dry rot cost? A few commenters have remarked that £22,000 seems a lot of money for dealing with dry rot in a relatively small house in Southampton. Anyone who has had to eradicate dry rot does not forget, it is the most damaging result of lack of maintenance for a building. But to have £22,000 of damage eradication and reinstatement of plaster and woodwork would imply a devastating infestation - widespread, and of long standing, and in a large house with high quality wood and plaster work.
What is this house in Southampton that we have paid so much to free of dry rot? A mansion? And for how long was the Member of Parliament who charged us this sum failing to maintain it properly so that we were exposed to the cost of such extensive damage?