Preservative treatment for timber - a guide to specification
The first decision to be made regarding preservative treatment is whether the use of a naturally durable species will satisfy the durability requirements or whether treatment is needed. This Wood Information Sheet aims to guide the specifier through the process necessary to reach a decision that will result in a timber component that is fit for purpose.
Aspects considered include service factors, desired service life, the in-service environment, natural durability and regulated products.
This Wood Information Sheet (WIS) guides the specifier through the process of:
- Deciding whether a preservative treatment is required to protect a timber product
- Specifying where a treatment is required
- Specifying an appropriate treatment to ensure that a timber component is fit for purpose with regards to its durability.
- Key Standard and guide for specifiers
- Factors influencing wood decay and the need for preservative treatment
- Specifying an appropriate preservative treatment
This wood for good fact sheet gives readers a brief overview of the use of preservative treatment used on timber.
This fact sheet explains why those specifying timber should consider treatment options. It also gives examples of some of the treatment options available plus some of the considerations that...
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