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TRADA Technology senior technical consultant John Kirkby explains why the moisture content of timber is a critical factor in any joinery project.
When you look around at all the beautiful examples of timber wall panels, windows, doors, flooring, staircases and furniture in buildings ancient and modern, it is easy to understand why craftsmen choose to work with wood, and why architects and designers have specified it for centuries. No other material can offer the range of colour, figure and grain that catches the imagination and makes timber so unique.
Article from the TRADA Timber Industry Yearbook 2011
Timber is a reasonably resilient material, but bad handling and poorly organised storage are major causes of damage and wastage.
This can affect your business performance, particularly forspecials or materials with a long delivery time.
The problem of material wastage is also an environmental concern, so it is...
Timber is a reasonably resilient material, but bad handling and poorly organised storage on building sites are major causes of damage and wastage.
This can affect your building costs, particularly for 'specials' or materials with a long delivery time. Replacements or remedial works may delay completion and result in...
Joinery is the non-structural use of wood, such as windows, doors, cladding boards, skirting boards, door linings, staircases and architraves. It also includes decking components such as decking boards, handrails and banisters, as well as solar shading. Joinery is known as 'internal' for applications inside a building and 'external' when...