Decisions about the need and level of treatment must also take into account the risk and consequences of failure. One use class can cover a range of components yet the risk and consequences of failure can vary from one to another.
During project specification each timber component should be assigned a service factor code to assess the need for preservative treatment.
The most widely used process for applying preservative treatments to both solid wood components and panel products is vacuum-pressure impregnation. This is carried out by specialist companies in large pressure autoclaves under factory controlled conditions.
Industrial impregnation plants are sealed and controlled systems, there is no wastage of preservative or risk to the environment and human exposure during the process is prevented
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