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Code for Construction Product Information (CCPI)
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The UK is raising the bar on performance information supplied with construction products with Isuue 1 of the CCPI, published in September 2021.
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The Buyer’s Guide to Preservative Treated Wood
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The WPA Code of Practice for Industrial Wood Preservation (January 2021) groups the applications for treated wood into Use Classes
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The Builder’s Guide to Plywood
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Plywood is a highly versatile building material which spans a wide range of applications from wall and floor sheathing to designer interiors and glider fuselages. There are many types of plywood available, including specialist tropical veneers such as marine plywood which, while having very good weather resistance and strength properties,...
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Sell the right treated timber
Sell the right treated timber
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David Hopkins, CEO of Timber Development UK, explains why merchants need to double check that they're selling correctly treated timber to their customers.
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Understanding Use Class 4 (UC4)
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Consumer and contract law require that any product offered for sale must be fit for its intended use and a wood product impregnated with preservative is no exception. The minimum standards for the treatment of wood are set out in British Standard BS8417 (Preservation of Wood: Code of Practice). In...
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Understanding Use Class 2 (UC2)
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Consumer and contract law require that any product offered for sale must be fit for its intended use and a wood product impregnated with preservative is no exception. The minimum standards for the treatment of wood are set out in British Standard BS8417 (Preservation of Wood: Code of Practice). In...
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Understanding Use Class 3 c (Coated) UC3
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Use Class 3 is for end uses where wood is used outdoors NOT in contact with the ground.
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