Product Safety Report: PAGED BirchPly FR Plywood

Product Safety Plywood
Product Safety Report: PAGED BirchPly FR Plywood
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The Office for Product Safety and Standards has issued a Product Safety Report for PAGED BirchPly FR Plywood for use in construction works, found not to consistently achieve the declared reaction to fire performance. The report states: "Testing in accordance with EN 13501-1:2018 has found that the product may not...
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TDUK responds to concerns raised over roofing batten treatments
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TDUK members will have seen the recent stories and claims on some media sites about chemical treatment from roofing battens leaching out and causing damage to roofing membranes, as well as claims of it causing skin complaints among roofing personnel. While Timber Development UK is in no position to verify...
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Graded battens
Grading battens for structural safety
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The timber industry is continuing to experience problems with substandard timber being imported into the UK and incorrectly sold as BS 5534 graded roofing battens. We talk to TDUK member Marley, which is using the new Code for Construction Products Information to fight back. The timber industry has seen a...
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Timber building
Can You Confidently Construct A Timber Building?
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You are not alone if your honest answer is "no". Timber construction has not been taught in depth at any university for the past 20 years. But TDUK are changing that. We are working with NMITE and Edinburgh Napier University to deliver courses to upskill you and your staff, wherever...
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WPA appoints new Chair of Flame Retardant committee
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The Wood Protection Association (WPA) has appointed Dr Matthew Powell to take responsibility for the flame retardant (FR)-related activities conducted by the organisation. Matthew will be taking the reins from Gordon Ewbank, who has served the WPA and the timber industry for many years, and plans to retire at the...
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‘New Model Building’ launched to help decarbonise housing
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New Model Building, a set of design principles demonstrating how mass timber can be used safely to construct residential buildings up to 18m in height, in full compliance with UK building regulations and local policy set by bodies such as the Greater London Authority, is now available to download for...
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Does your timber cladding measure up?
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The Timber Decking & Cladding Association (TDCA) is an independent, not-for-profit advisory body and is recognised as a reliable and authoritative source of expert opinion in the UK. British standard BS805-1: 2014: External Timber Cladding Part 1: Method of specification was specifically developed to cover the manufacture of external timber...
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Raising awareness of treated timber
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The Wood Protection Association (WPA) and its members champion the use of building with timber – developing and promoting technologies that enhance its capabilities and value as a building resource. If you work with wood, you'll know your choice of timber is vital to the look and cost of a...
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How well do you know roofing battens?
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Shaun Revill, Trading Director at SR Timber, explains what to look for when assessing roofing battens and why knowing BS 5534 is important. As awareness of the risk of substandard batten increases, it's important for industry to understand what to look for and to find easy ways to identify correctly...
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International Timber advocates for certified fire retardant treated wood
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International Timber is stressing the importance of correctly specifying fire retardant wood and panel products, backed by independent certification, head of this year's Fire Door Safety Week campaign on 25-29 September. Specification errors, installation issues and poor maintenance of fire safety products can have devastating consequences. To facilitate change within...
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