PRESERVATIVE TREATMENTS FOR CONSTRUCTIONAL TIMBER
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.
Building Research EstablishmentPrinces Risberough Laboratory
Princes Risborough, England
- Cockcroft, R
- Publication Date: 1977
- Pagination: 13 p.
- TRT Terms: Atterberg limits; Building materials; Durability; Economic factors; Fungi; Hazards; Pesticides; Timber; Timber construction; Wood; Wood preservatives
- Old TRIS Terms: Economic considerations; Fungus proofing; Preserving; Timber (Structural)
- Subject Areas: Economics; Geotechnology; Highways; Materials; I35: Miscellaneous Materials;
- 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