Building

The Wood Awards 2024: Call for Entries Now Open!
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Enter the Wood Awards by 24 May (for free!) to join our celebration of the very best of timber design, craftsmanship and installation. The Wood Awards is the UK’s premier competition for architecture and product design in wood - setting the benchmark, year-on-year, for timber excellence. With ten dedicated categories,...
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WPA Code of Practice – Industrial Wood Preservation
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This WPA Code of Practice provides detailed guidance on industrial wood preservation for specifiers, wood treaters and those involved with using treated wood.
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Timber building
Can You Confidently Construct A Timber Building?
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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...
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Installing Treated Fence Posts
Installing Preservative Treated Timber Fence Posts
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The information in this Guidance Note applies to both ROUND and SQUARE sawn softwood posts, pre-treated with a preservative for fencing applications.
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WPA Benchmark Scheme for Preservative Treated Wood
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This document is a summary of the WPA Benchmark Quality Approval Scheme for preservative pre-treated wood.
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Biocidal Products Regulation
Brexit and the EU Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR)
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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.
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Guidance for wood treatment
Guidance for Wood Treaters in the NTR Region
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Guidance for Wood Treaters in the NTR Region. Treatment Specifications used in the UK Market
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Timber Cladding for Building Refurbishment
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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.
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Loft Conversions with Timber
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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.
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Upgrading Doors for Fire Resistance
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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.
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