You are not alone if your honest answer is "no". Timber construction has not been taught in depth at any university for the past 20 years. But TDUK are changing that. We are working with NMITE and Edinburgh Napier University to deliver courses to upskill you and your staff, wherever...
Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) applies to a very wide range of chemical products used by industry, professionals and the general public throughout the EU. The common factor is that all incorporate biocides in their finished form. Wood preservatives are just one group of products within scope.
Timber cladding is often chosen to refresh elevations in refurbishment projects. It improves appearance and weather resistance, and acts as a rainscreen. If exterior insulation is added to a building to improve its thermal efficiency, timber cladding can protect it.
Converting a loft into an active living space needs careful consideration due to modification of structural timbers and increased loads. But utilising timber improves performance thanks to its thermal and acoustic insulation properties.
While it is preferable to install new third-party certificated fire resisting doors incorporating latest technologies, there are circumstances where it may be desirable to use existing doors but with increased fire resistance, such as in heritage buildings.
Preservative treatment provides wood with added durability (against decay and insect attack). But, it’s a mistake to assume that all treated wood is the same. The level of preservative protection required depends on where it is to be used.