Timber treatment: Fact sheet no. 8

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This wood for good fact sheet gives readers a brief overview of the use of preservative treatment used on timber.

This fact sheet explains why those specifying timber should consider treatment options. It also gives examples of some of the treatment options available plus some of the considerations that should be made when choosing from these options.


Contents:

  • Why preservative treat wood?
  • Preservative treatments
  • Treatment considerations
  • Hazard class table
  • Current CCA treatment
  • New generation wood preservatives
  • Fire protection of wood

 

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