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G.R. Coleman B.Sc(Hons)., M.S.B., C.Biol., M.I.W.Sc..


  • Member of the Institute of Wood Science. (M.I.W.Sc.)
  • Member of the Institute of Biology. (M.S.B)
  • Chartered Biologist (C.Biol.)
  • Consultant Member of the Property Care Association (formerly British Wood Preserving and Damp-proofing Association) - Honorary Life Member


i. Coleman, G.R.
`Insecticidal effectiveness of eradicant type wood preservatives; part 1: Pick up of gamma BHC by Tribolium confusum(Duv). International Pest Control; July-August 1973.

ii. Coleman, G.R. and Baker J.M.
`Resistance to dieldrin and gamma-BHC in the wood-boring insect Minthea rugicollis(Walk.) (Coleoptera; Lyctidae). Int. Biodetn. Bull.., 10(4) 115-116; 1974.

iii.Coleman, G.R. and Baker J.M.
`Resistance to dieldrin and gamma-BHC in the wood-boring insect Minthea rugicollis (Walk.) (Coleoptera; Lyctidae). Building Research Establishment Current Paper CP/75, 1975.

iv. Coleman, G.R.
`Insecticidal effectiveness of eradicant type wood preservatives; part 2: Effectiveness of gamma HCH against larvae of the wood boring insects, Anobium punctatum(Deg) and Hylotrupes bajulus(L).' International Pest Control; Nov-Dec 1975.

v. Coleman, G.R.
`Toxicity of Permethrin smoke to adult death- watch beetle, Xestobium rufovillosum(Deg). Int. Biodeterior. Bull. 13(2) pp 49-50, 1977

vi. Coleman, G.R.
`A laboratory evaluation of the effectiveness of gamma HCH smoke deposits against the death- watch beetle, Xestobium rufovillosum(Deg). International Pest Control; March-April 1978.

vii. Coleman, G.R.
`Insecticidal smokes for the conservation of structural timbers.' Oxford Congress: `Conservation of wood in painting and the decorative arts.' pp 17-23, September 1978.


i. Coleman, G.R.
`Control of deathwatch beetle in historic buildings' Building Research Establishment Information Sheet IS/8/87. June 1975.

ii. Coleman, G.R.
`Action of surface applied treatments for the control of wood boring insects.' British Wood Preservers Association Newsheet No. 155, May 1979.

iii. Coleman, G.R.
`The control of deathwatch beetle in churches and unfrequented buildings.' Pub. Remtox Chemicals Ltd., Gillingham, Dorset. 18pp. 1979.

iv. Coleman, G.R.
'Guide to identification of dampness in buildings' 1st editn. pub. 1986; 2nd editn. pub. 1990; 3rd editn. pub. 1991. Published by Wessex Graphics, Gillingham, Dorset.

vi. Coleman, G.R.
'Dampness following the insertion of a remedial damp-proof course' Structural Survey. Vol. 11(1) pp.3-9. 1992

vii Coleman, G.R.
'Chemical systems do not stop rising dampness' Building Engineer, May 1997

viii. Coleman, G.R.
'The use of electrical moisture meters' Building Engineer, June 1997

ix. Coleman, G.R.
'Do chemical damp-proof courses work? Professional Treater, October 1997

x. Coleman, G.R.
'The Mysteries of the ElectricalMoistureMeter Professional Treater, December 1997

xi. Coleman, G.R.
'Chemical Control of Deathwatch Beetle in Historic Buildings' Proc Int Woodcare Conference, London. 1998

xii. Coleman, G.R.
'The Chemical Control of Dry rot, Serpula lacrymans' English & Scottish Heritage Seminar, London 1999.

xii Coleman, G.R.
'The Concise Guide to the Identification of Insect Attack and Fungal Decay of Timber' (In Press)

Numerous other published articles relating to dampness and timber preservation; these include commissioned work for specialist building chemical companies which take in manuals for practical damp-proofing and dry rot and its control.
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