Evaluating wood plastic composite decking
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The price point for wood plastic composite (WPC) decking is relatively high, placing it at the upper end of the decking market alongside hardwoods. The appeal is ease of maintenance.
However, a number of cases of poor performance have been reported to the Timber Decking and Cladding Association (TDCA), although these appear to be limited to a particular type of 'cheaper' hollow form board. Installation errors were a feature in many cases, although product quality issues remain under question. Concern has also arisen about new deck boards being fitted over existing substructures which are often unsuitable for wood plastic composite.
Article from Timber 2016 Industry Yearbook
Defined as wood which has been treated with a chemical, biological or physical agent to enhance its performance, Modified wood products (MWPs) are an area of almost constant change, with new techniques being developed all the time.
The seemingly unrelenting changes and improvements in MWPs make the need for...
This wood for good fact sheet is an introductory guide to engineered wood.
This sheet briefly explains engineered wood and then discusses the creation process and a number of the benefits of the different types of engineered woods available, included in which are: engineered timber beams (I-beams), heat treated...
Wood Information Sheet 2/3-63: Modified wood products is due for its third revision in five years. This high frequency of revision reflects the increasing range modified woods coming to market and the need to make specifiers aware of their properties and suitability for different end uses.