The importance of a moisture control plan

The importance of a moisture control plan
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Production of a Construction Stage Moisture Control Plan (CSMCP) is an essential part of the process in managing risks to the timber components. The Construction Stage Moisture Control Plan (CSMCP) needs to encompass the complete process - from timber manufacture to handover of the finished building. By making a detailed...
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James Latham launches Horizon quarter sawn Tulipwood
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James Latham has collaborated with long-term sawmill partner, Pennsylvania-based HORIZON, to introduce quarter sawn Tulipwood to its range. Exclusive to James Latham, it has been developed in response to specifier and contractor calls for a superior, stable, and sustainable material for a range of specific interior joinery purposes, including kitchen...
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The ‘Forest Pump’ – how timber works wonders for carbon storage and substitution
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In an extract from his new book, Timber! How Wood Can Save the World from Climate Breakdown, former Labour MEP Paul Brannen explains why timber really is a wonder material when it comes to carbon storage and substitution - and why cutting down trees can be a good thing when...
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Weston Studio Western Red Cedar cladding
Know your wood: Western Red Cedar
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A native of North America, Western Red Cedar also grows in the UK. Both varieties are popular choices for timber exterior cladding.   A tall, conical, evergreen tree, it typically grows to a height of between 45m and 75m, with a diameter of 1m to 2.5m. The largest of the...
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Wood Species
Wood Species PDFs now available for download
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At TDUK we have made an upgrade to our Wood Species Library. In our ongoing effort to provide valuable resources for members, we have introduced downloadable PDFs for each wood species page, enhancing accessibility and ease of use. The Wood Species Library has so far offered an introduction to 139...
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A year of timber design and innovation
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The 2023 Wood Awards showcased stunning timber projects from across the UK. With entries for 2024 now open, we look back at the winners from last year's competition. The winners of the 2023 Wood Awards stand as testament to the thriving creativity and ingenuity within the timber community.  This year,...
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Know your timber sizes and tolerances
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TDUK's Knowledge Sheet 'Timber Sizes and Tolerances', written by Damian Clarke for TDUK, sets out what you need to know about the most common sizes of structural timber. Timber can be any size permitted by the raw material’s dimensions, but there are customary sizes that are most widely available, most...
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A viable alternative to Russian Birch Plywood
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When selecting plywood for woodworking projects, making an informed decision is crucial. Despite the ban on Russian imports, Birch Plywood from European suppliers is still a great choice for many, available in the UK through companies such as DHH Panel Products. Supplying Timber finds out more. DHH is constantly being...
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Upgrade furniture projects to PREMIER
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Medium density fibreboard (MDF) is an exceptionally versatile product that can be used to make furniture, cabinetry, panelling and even be laminated for decorative purposes in flooring.  MDF offers furniture makers and carpenters a host of benefits, including a smooth finish, excellent machinability, strength and consistency. Wood fibres are used...
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New workshop aims to simplify American hardwood lumber grading
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The American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) has created a video workshop to provide an explanation of the grading rules for American hardwood lumber.  The National Hardwood Lumber Association (NHLA) rules are still the national standard for the US hardwood industry and form the basis for grading of export lumber. They...
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