Timber in swimming pool hall construction

Timber in swimming pool hall construction

Date Published

13 August 2022

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Category

Author

TRADA
Summary

Timber is suitable for use in swimming pool halls because of its appearance, resistance to corrosion and tolerance of the moist environment.

Minimise the risk of condensation by providing adequate ventilation and restricting vapour transmission into the construction.

The heating and ventilation system should maintain relative humidity in the range 45% to 65% to maintain timber in a good condition.

Key Information

Timber is suitable for use in swimming pool halls because of its appearance, resistance to corrosion and tolerance of the moist environment.

The heating and ventilation system should maintain relative humidity in the range 45% to 65% to maintain timber in a good condition.

Minimise the risk of gross wetting by keeping wood above wet surfaces, detailing wood so that it sheds water and, in some cases, with waterproof finishes.

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