Preserving confidence in treated wood
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Due to its relatively cold temperate climate, the UK is not seriously afflicted by insect pests, with the majority of species known to attack timber restricted to tropical and subtropical regions.
This Wood Information Sheet outlines the more important types of fungi and insects which can affect timber....
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...
Designers can extend the life of timber components considerably by attention to detail. Achieving 'durability by design' necessitates the designer to understand the performance requirement for the component.
In order to define performance, designers must:
- Identify an appropriate service life for the structure and components, taking into...