The paper argues that there is a good economic case for considering wood preservation at the design stage when using constructional timber. It explains when preservation is necessary and defines four hazard categories which have been adopted in the new British Standard BS 5268: Part 5:1977. The questions of how long untreated timber lasts, how it may be preserved and which wood preservatives and methods of treatment are available are dealt with in detail.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Building Research Establishment

    Princes Risberough Laboratory
    Princes Risborough,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Cockcroft, R
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Pagination: 13 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00326865
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CP-17/77
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 18 1981 12:00AM