Developments in modified wood products
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Wood Information Sheet 2/3-63: Modified wood products is due for its third revision in five years. This high frequency of revision reflects the increasing range modified woods coming to market and the need to make specifiers aware of their properties and suitability for different end uses.
Article from Timber 2016 Industry Yearbook
Designers can considerably extend the life of timber components by attention to detail. Achieving ‘durability by design’ requires the designer to understand the performance requirement for the component.
In order to define performance, designers must:
- Identify an appropriate service life for the structure and components, taking into...
Defined as wood which has been treated with a chemical, biological or physical agent to enhance its performance, modified wood products (MWPs) are an area of almost constant change, with new techniques being developed all the time.
The seemingly unrelenting changes and improvements in MWPs make the need for...
Timber is one of the most common materials on a building site but is often one of the least respected. Despite being reasonably resilient and able to withstand a certain amount of abuse without damage, a lack of care both before and during the construction process can affect wood products...