Moisture management

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Nick Clifford and Lewis Taylor reflect on lessons learned through consultancy work on the importance of accounting for timber's hygroscopic properties when building with engineered timber.

 

Article from Timber 2021 Industry Yearbook

 

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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.

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21/10/2021 |  Wood Information Sheet  

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An overview of the considerations you should take into account when selecting and specifying a timber species for use in the UK. It includes colour photographs of a core selection of 50 timbers which are generally available or are commonly used in the UK, along with information on their suitability...

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