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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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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How well does untreated timber cope outdoors?
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Timber does not necessarily have to be treated to be used externally. It can provide robust results with an unparalleled aesthetic - free from chemical treatments. In this extract from TDUK's forthcoming Designing for Natural Durability, we showcase some great examples of buildings whose robust timber is weathering naturally and...
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Making preservative-treated timber last longer
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The Wood Protection Association explains why cross-cut treated wood products must have their cut ends treated to maintain their integrity and durability.  Preservative treated, softwood construction components such as Pine or Spruce have been through a factory controlled, industrial treatment process. This results in the timber having an effective barrier...
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Maximise your timber sales with new merchant guide
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Timber Development UK has created The Merchant Guide to Selling Timber, a comprehensive new resource to help merchants make the most of their sales of timber and timber products. The aim of the Guide is to be an introduction to timber and timber products written specifically for timber and builders’ merchants,...
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Understanding of UC4 grows
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Mystery shopper research among merchants shows that the supply chain's understanding of Use Class 4 timber treatments has improved since 2020. The Wood Protection Association (WPA), supported by Timber Development UK (TDUK), has long been fighting to improve knowledge of the different timber treatments and when they should be used....
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