Timber Connections

Timber Connections
Timber Connections
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Timber can be connected in a wide variety of ways, ranging from simple connections to complex structural designs.
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Lightweight Timber Frame Building Components
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Lightweight timber frame construction has adopted offsite building techniques, using a wide range of building components assembled in factories and delivered to site for assembly.
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Embodied Carbon
2024 Embodied Carbon Data for Timber Products
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Although timber is classed as a low embodied carbon construction material, different timber products will have different embodied carbon values depending on the energy inputs during processing and transportation.
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Timber Grading
Timber Grading: Visual Grading Limitations
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Visual grading standards might be used for in-situ assessments or for grading timber from unusual sources, like minor species or post-consumer wood. There are limitations to using visual grading standards for such purposes.
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In-Situ Timber Maintenance
In-Situ Timber Maintenance
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Maintaining timber structures properly will prevent future costly repair, by addressing early signs of fungal attack, insect infestation, building movement, overloading, water damage, fissures, fire, and accidental damage.
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Non-Destructive Testing
Non-Destructive Testing
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Non-destructive testing techniques minimise disruption and the need for opening works when examining timber in-situ.
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Timber Damage by Insects and Fungi
Timber Damage by Insects and Fungi
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Different wood-decaying organisms feed on wood and can deface or degrade timber. When damage is found, identifying which insects or fungi are responsible both informs the repairs required and the approaches for future prevention.
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In-Situ Timber Assessment
In-Situ Timber Assessment
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In-situ timber needs careful surveying to check structural integrity without damaging or affecting the timber itself. In-situ assessment methods can provide useful initial information before engaging in non-destructive testing.
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Lightweight Timber Frame Construction
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As a renewable resource, lightweight timber frame has lower embodied energy than comparable building materials. It also achieves excellent thermal and acoustic performance, and high durability.
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Offsite Timber Construction
Modern Methods and Offsite Timber Construction
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Modern methods of construction focus on offsite construction techniques, including factory production and pre-assembly of components, to build faster and more efficiently than traditional construction approaches.
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