Moisture

Internal and external cladding: what you need to know
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Wood behaves differently outdoors because it is exposed to the changing seasonal elements, whereas inside it is protected and remains relatively dry. That’s why additional factors must be considered when working with timber cladding outdoors. Here, the Timber Decking & Cladding Association explains the facts you need to know. Timber...
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Breather membranes
Breather Membranes
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Breather membranes (or breathable membranes) are water resistant, vapour permeable sheets or panels. Installed to protect the sheathing and frame of a building from incoming moisture, they allow water vapour from within the frame to pass into the cavity.
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A Passivhaus haven of timber tranquility
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A timber-framed Passivhaus in Warwickshire, Larch Corner boasts some truly impressive credentials. Mark Siddall, of architecture practice LEAP, took on a challenging project and delivered an extraordinarily efficient building. It is 195 times more airtight than 2023 UK building regulations require. It is also a haven of timber-based tranquillity –...
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New solution to prevent plywood delamination
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A collaboration between Nicks Timber and Protek has created a range of products designed to prevent moisture ingress into plywood and other sheet materials. The industry has long been dealing with issues surrounding exterior-use plywood and sheet materials. Although these products are treated to enable them to be used for...
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The ‘boltless boathouse’ that’s up for an RIBA award
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This timber-frame boathouse uses no mechanical fixings in its structure. The boathouse, designed by Ashworth Parkes Architects, was inspired by traditional Japanese temples and ceremonial buildings. The pagoda-style curved roof is one of several Japanese influences in this elegant small project. TDUK members Carpenter Oak crafted the frame for this...
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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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Behaviour of wood in joints and connections
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Read on the behavior of wood in joints and how timber splitting, moisture changes, temperature and chemical interaction can affect
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Drying and moisture content
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Understand the important of drying timber and the correlation between strength and moisture content.
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Condensation control in dwellings
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Read on how condensation generated by occupants can affect new and existing buildings and what is there to do to reduce or eliminate risks created by it.
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Breather membranes for timber frame walls
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Understand the importance of timber walls designed to breathe so those walls would allow vapor to difuse through the structure.
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