Storing timber and wood-based products on building sites
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Timber is a reasonably resilient material, but bad handling and poorly organised storage on building sites are major causes of damage and wastage.
This can affect your building costs, particularly for 'specials' or materials with a long delivery time. Replacements or remedial works may delay completion and result in financial penalties.
This Choose and Use sheet is a best practice guide to storage and handling procedures which if adhered to can help save money and also reduce health and safety risks.
This sheet contains some of the most common ways in which neglect of timber can cause damage, including the changes in moisture content from excessive wetting or drying and the corrosion of exposed metal fastenings.
- Moisture content
- Carcassing timber
- Structural components
- Trussed rafters
- Timber frame panels
- Joinery, flooring and factory-finished products
- Sheet materials
- Storage of environmentally certified timber products
- Wastage and recycling
Timber is a reasonably resilient material, but bad handling and poorly organised storage are major causes of damage and wastage.
This can affect your business performance, particularly forspecials or materials with a long delivery time.
The problem of material wastage is also an environmental concern, so it is...
This Fact sheet by wood for good is a brief introduction to loft conversions - room in the roof.
The sheet contains a run-down of the various timber elements which might feature in a loft conversion (including beams, joists, cladding and fire doors) and also covers some of the...
TRADA Technology senior technical consultant John Kirkby explains why the moisture content of timber is a critical factor in any joinery project.
When you look around at all the beautiful examples of timber wall panels, windows, doors, flooring, staircases and furniture in buildings ancient and modern, it is easy...