The Lyptus test
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Timber is one of the most common materials on a building site but is often one of the least respected. Despite being reasonably resilient and able to withstand a certain amount of abuse without damage, a lack of care both before and during the construction process can affect wood products...
Timber has been used for construction throughout history and the performance of timber in outdoor environments is well understood. It has long been known that it is possible to extend the useful life of timber through good building/construction design and by profiling wood components to shed water and dry down...
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.
The seemingly unrelenting changes and improvements in MWPs make the need for...