Timber treatment: Fact sheet no. 8
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This wood for good fact sheet gives readers a brief overview of the use of preservative treatment used on timber.
This fact sheet explains why those specifying timber should consider treatment options. It also gives examples of some of the treatment options available plus some of the considerations that should be made when choosing from these options.
- Why preservative treat wood?
- Preservative treatments
- Treatment considerations
- Hazard class table
- Current CCA treatment
- New generation wood preservatives
- Fire protection of wood
In many situations, timber and wood-based materials may be used in their natural, untreated state. However, flame-retardant (FR) treatments extend their use to situations that demand enhanced 'reaction to fire' properties.
This Wood Information Sheet (WIS) covers treatments that may be applied to wood and wood-based products both...
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The first decision to be made regarding preservative treatment is whether the use of a naturally durable species will satisfy the durability requirements or whether treatment is needed. This Wood Information Sheet aims to guide the specifier through the process necessary to reach a decision that will result in a...