Durability trial of British softwoods attracts industry backing
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In August 2014, the Wood Protection Association (WPA) commissioned Britain's largest ever durability trial of home-grown timber. WPA Director Steve Young explains the importance of this project to the UK timber industry and why those with an interest in growing the use of British softwoods are backing the project.
Article from TRADA Timber Industry Yearbook 2015
Ever since the Government requested the advice of an Independent Panel on Forestry, British-grown timbers have been a hot topic in the industry, yet many people remain unaware of just how much of their timber is sourced from British forests.
With over 40% of the total sawn timber and...
TRADA Technology research officer Miles Brown argues that timber can play a significant role in helping the construction industry reach its energy target.
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Timber won't rot if it's kept dry to a moisture content below 20%. When it's used outside, this may not be possible.
There are two solutions to this problem, either you can use a naturally durable timber - such as oak or western red cedar - or you can...