Prolonged exposure of timber structures

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The successful use of externally exposed structural timber depends on using the right timber, good design, appropriate maintenance and correct specification of preservative treatments.


Article from Timber 2019 Industry Yearbook

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Non-destructive testing (NDT) may be defined as 'any means of determining the properties of a material, without causing significant changes to those properties'. This definition permits some degree of damage, providing the performance of the material, in this case timber, is not affected.

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This design guide gives a general overview of best practice guidance concerning resin repairs to timber structures.

The guide supports and complies to the principles laid out in Eurocode 5 and covers the key points of repairing tension members, beam ends and eave joints.

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In this extract from BM TRADA's Best practice guide to Timber in high-specification buildings, Dr John Williams discusses what to consider when assessing the condition of existing structural timber elements in refurbishment or conversion works.

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