Treatments

TDUK responds to concerns raised over roofing batten treatments
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TDUK members will have seen the recent stories and claims on some media sites about chemical treatment from roofing battens leaching out and causing damage to roofing membranes, as well as claims of it causing skin complaints among roofing personnel. While Timber Development UK is in no position to verify...
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Why does third-party accreditation matter?
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The final stages of the timber industry preservative treatment action plan are being implemented over the next few months. The Wood Protection Association explores why correct treatment is so important. One piece of preservative-treated timber can look and feel very much like another. But those in the industry know that...
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International Timber advocates for certified fire retardant treated wood
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International Timber is stressing the importance of correctly specifying fire retardant wood and panel products, backed by independent certification, head of this year's Fire Door Safety Week campaign on 25-29 September. Specification errors, installation issues and poor maintenance of fire safety products can have devastating consequences. To facilitate change within...
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Making preservative-treated timber last longer
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The Wood Protection Association explains why cross-cut treated wood products must have their cut ends treated to maintain their integrity and durability.  Preservative treated, softwood construction components such as Pine or Spruce have been through a factory controlled, industrial treatment process. This results in the timber having an effective barrier...
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roofing battens
Standards matter when selling roofing battens
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Roofing battens are a safety critical building material subject to strict grading and quality requirements. Timber Development UK CEO David Hopkins explains why it’s so important to stick to the quality standards when selling, specifying and purchasing these products. Roofing battens are the strips of wood that you will find...
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Structural detailing requirements
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Acknowledge the recommendations for the preparation, fabrication, storage, handling and installation of materials and components
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