If you’re an architect, engineer, landscaper or contractor working with wood, you’ll know your choice of timber is vital to the look and cost of a project. However in terms of longevity and performance, it’s also important to consider specifying an industrial, factory applied pre-installation treatment – they fall into 3 categories:
In order to meet today’s building standards and codes of practice and to enhance its performance in service, timber's natural ability sometimes needs additional help. We can categorise these situations simply into two areas:
The WPA operate a series of industry recognised Quality Approval (QA) schemes branded as WPA Benchmark. These cover formulations, processes and products – providing valid independent assessment and verification.
In addition, our members can supply timber treatment formulations, process treatments and complete treated products – find them in the appropriate sections:
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