WPA prioritises the promotion of Benchmark-accredited treaters

WPA prioritises the promotion of Benchmark-accredited treaters
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The Wood Protection Association (WPA) Commercial Committee has given the green light to a more robust promotion of WPA Benchmark quality accredited treatment plants and treated wood. The upgraded communications will apply to the key supply chain audiences served by both WPA and Timber Development UK (TDUK) and include: Raising the profile...
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New WPA Code of Practice to support Plant Operator training
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Industrial impregnation processes enhance the durability of wood and give it a predictable service life – a key factor in promoting the wider use of timber in construction. To support employers of timber treatment plant operators, the Wood Protection Association (WPA) has published new guidance on the required standards of...
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Raising the bar on timber protection
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Wood Protection Association (WPA) Director, Neil Ryan, explores the support available to help ensure treated wood is specified and installed correctly. It’s just over two years since the Code for Construction Product Information (CCPI) was published, in response to one of the key findings of the enquiry into the Grenfell...
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Plant operator and management training from Koppers
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Treatment operations are tightly controlled by various occupational and environmental legislation, and it is essential that plant operators understand their legal responsibilities. Process permits for individual sites under the terms of the Environmental Permitting Regulations, or third party quality assurance schemes, often require companies to demonstrate that suitable and up...
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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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Why does third-party accreditation matter?
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The final stages of the timber industry preservative treatment action plan are being implemented over the next few months. The Wood Protection Association explores why correct treatment is so important. One piece of preservative-treated timber can look and feel very much like another. But those in the industry know that...
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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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Are your treatment plants and those of your suppliers independently audited?
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TDUK is very pleased to announce that the final stages of the preservative treatment action plan are being implemented over the next few months. At the National Softwood Division meeting in early September, committee members received confirmation from the Governing Board that the final timetable for members to implement the...
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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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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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