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...
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...
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...