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Timber and wood products are widely used in children's outdoor play equipment. This is mainly because timber is a versatile, warm, robust material, which fits well into this environment. It is more â€˜friendlyâ€™ in the playground context than many alternative materials and has been shown to be preferred by users...
One of the most important factors affecting the performance and properties of wood is its moisture content. The amount of water present in wood can affect its weight, strength, workability, susceptibility to biological attack and dimensional stability in a particular end use.
We estimate that over 80% of...
Historically, the UK construction industry has favoured a narrow range of tried and tested hardwood timbers for use in marine and freshwater applications.
Over-reliance on a small number of species is not compatible within sustainable forest management, as certain species are being over-exploited. This is likely to reduce the...