Be sure the wood is fit for purpose

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Is modified wood always the right choice? Peter Kaczmar recognises the benefits of modified woods, however he is quick to warn against potential pitfalls.

In this article, he urges specifiers to insist on testing which is relevant to their proposed application to make sure they specify the right timber for the job.

Article from the TRADA Timber Industry Yearbook 2013

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