Wood Protection Association

Supplying Timber | Issue 05
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Welcome to the fifth issue of Supplying Timber, a magazine from Timber Development UK (TDUK) dedicated to the timber merchants, suppliers, manufacturers and tradespeople who are interested in working with timber.
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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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WPA appoints new Chair of Flame Retardant committee
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The Wood Protection Association (WPA) has appointed Dr Matthew Powell to take responsibility for the flame retardant (FR)-related activities conducted by the organisation. Matthew will be taking the reins from Gordon Ewbank, who has served the WPA and the timber industry for many years, and plans to retire at the...
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Are your treatment plants and those of your suppliers independently audited?
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TDUK is very pleased to announce that the final stages of the preservative treatment action plan are being implemented over the next few months. At the National Softwood Division meeting in early September, committee members received confirmation from the Governing Board that the final timetable for members to implement the...
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Raising awareness of treated timber
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The Wood Protection Association (WPA) and its members champion the use of building with timber – developing and promoting technologies that enhance its capabilities and value as a building resource. If you work with wood, you'll know your choice of timber is vital to the look and cost of a...
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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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