Preservation: don't let the bugs bite
In This Series
Whether and to what extent timber needs preservative treatment is subject to a range of considerations, as Aron Searle explains.
Article from Timber 2018 Industry Yearbook
In his first-year review of the WPA Benchmark, Stephen Young reveals that the scheme is no fig leaf for treater or preservative supplier shortcomings.
Article from the TRADA Timber Industry Yearbook 2013
Due to its relatively cold temperate climate, the UK is not seriously afflicted by insect pests, with the majority of species known to attack timber restricted to tropical and subtropical regions.
This Wood Information Sheet outlines the more important types of fungi and insects which can affect timber....
Although there is an increasing interest and application in using adhesive-bonded connections for new buildings, the main demand for this technology in the UK is for repairs to structural timbers. The original concept was aimed at repairing historic structures. However, the technology is increasingly being used for repairing modern materials...