Durability

Timber species
Timber species
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Understand the differences between species of timber, how they are classify and main differences in the softwood and hardwood groups.
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treated timber
Treated timber
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Read on some of the key considerations to be made when deciding between specifying naturally durable or treated timber.
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Module: Timber as a material Unit: Moisture content and durability
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Read on the moisture content and durability of timber, the different drying processes and the movement or shrinkage when in loss of moisture.
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Preservative treatment for timber – a guide to specification
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Learn the different processes that timber goes through when it gets a preservative treatment that will enhance its durability.
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Module: Construction principles Unit: Timber cladding – detail design
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Understand cladding and the different selection of timber available for it and how to control moisture from natural weathering.
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Durability by design
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Understand the importance of planning the life cycle of the structure in dvelopment when choosing a particular timber species and how to preserve it regarding the desire life cycle that timber is meant to have.
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