Wood Protection Association (WPA)

Raising the bar on timber protection
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Wood Protection Association (WPA) Director, Neil Ryan, explores the support available to help ensure treated wood is specified and installed correctly. It’s just over two years since the Code for Construction Product Information (CCPI) was published, in response to one of the key findings of the enquiry into the Grenfell...
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masterclass in wood treatment
A masterclass in wood treatment
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Gordon Ewbank, Director of the Wood Protection Association, gives a masterclass on why wood needs preservative protection. All mature trees have an inner core known as heartwood. This is surrounded by an outer layer of younger sapwood where the tree stores nutrients essential for its growth. These food reserves remain after the...
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Flame Retardant Treatments
Flame Retardant Treatments for Timber – An Overview
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Flame Retardant (FR) chemical treatments for timber work by reducing its ignitability, slowing down the surface spread of flame and, as a result, reducing the heat released. This allows more time for escape in a fire situation.
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Timber cladding
The Timber Cladding Handbook
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Timber cladding provides an attractive, economical and often unique way to finish and protect a building's exterior. Its versatility makes it ideal for domestic and commercial projects refurbished and new build.
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Assuring Treated Wood Quality
TTF & WPA Guidance: Achieving compliance with the TTF’s action plan
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In 2017 TTF & WPA collaborated on a survey to identify the strategic priorities needed in order to grow demand for preservative treated timber. The scope and scale of this survey represented the most significant piece of research conducted in this sector for many years.
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