TDUK responds to concerns raised over roofing batten treatments

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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Internal and external cladding: what you need to know
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Wood behaves differently outdoors because it is exposed to the changing seasonal elements, whereas inside it is protected and remains relatively dry. That’s why additional factors must be considered when working with timber cladding outdoors. Here, the Timber Decking & Cladding Association explains the facts you need to know. Timber...
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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 Cladding
Timber Cladding: An Introduction
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In the UK, timber cladding is becoming increasingly popular, as more and more people appreciate its warm, natural appearance.   Bernie Roberts, National Product Manager for Cladding Solutions at International Timber, reveals the latest cladding trends and how to correctly specify and install timber cladding. The timber cladding market in the...
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Flooring-grade plywood can help prevent callbacks
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Choosing flooring-grade plywood can help prevent callbacks in commercial and domestic flooring projects, according to International Timber, an importer and distributor of bespoke, sustainable timber and panel products. Contract flooring specialists know that incorrectly specified plywood underlayment can result in swelling, peeling and lifting, even when other installation practices are...
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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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architype cladding
Does timber cladding have thermal insulation or sound proofing properties?
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While timber cladding has many benefits, it’s a common misconception that it adds to the thermal insulation value (U-value) of a building, keeping more heat in and lowering energy bills. The Timber Decking & Cladding Association (TDCA) is keen to refute this myth and raise awareness across the industry to...
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The latest issue of Supplying Timber is out now!
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Packed with inspiring stories of stylish timber buildings, the new Supplying Timber magazine is out now. For all the latest timber supply news, legislative updates, new products and top tips for building with timber, look no further! Understanding American Red Oak The August/September issue is an essential read for anyone...
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The growth of timber cladding in the UK
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The UK timber cladding market is growing, providing many additional sales opportunities for merchants and contractors alike. Bernie Roberts, National Product Manager for Cladding Solutions at International Timber, reveals the latest cladding trends and how to correctly specify and install timber cladding. The timber cladding market in the UK is...
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Wall Stud meets efficiency legislation
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A new JJI Wall Stud has been launched by the Timber Systems division of James Jones & Sons. Made in the UK at its engineered timber manufacturing plant in Forres, the JJI Wall Stud offers a low-carbon solution to the UK and European construction market. It has been developed to...
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