WOOD: designed by nature, protected by innovation

The Wood Protection Association

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WF10 5HW. United Kingdom

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Our office telephone is currently unmanned due to COVID-19 measures but we are still contactable by email. We aim to respond quickly to all enquiries. 

All WPA publications are free to view and download - simply click-on the relevant document image. Please contact us if you have queries about any aspect of wood protection specification, quality assurance or application good practice.

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Wood Modification

Exploring fire retardant treated wood, naturally durable wood, preservative treated wood, modified wood, wood-based sheet materials and engineered wood products.

Modified Wood

Benefits of Wood

Environmental, sustainability and economical aspects

Modified Wood FAQs and Guidance Notes
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Wood modification technologies provide designers, builders and users of wood and wood-based products with another option where enhanced performance, including durability and dimensional stability, is required. 

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Wood Modification

Although a range of wood properties may be affected by the modification process, the suitability of modified wood for a given end use is based on three main criteria: durability, strength and dimensional stability. 


Wood - Building the Bio-economy CEI-Bois

Published by the European Confederation of Woodworking Industries this book sets out the environmental arguments for using wood over alternative building materials at the same time as putting the industry’s economic contribution in context. 

How the timber industries can help solve

How the Timber Industries can help solve the housing crisis Confederation of Timber Industries

A recent inquiry by the All Party Parliamentary Group for the Timber Industries (2019) examined the role that timber could play in a changing world – by providing skilled jobs, delivering sustainable and affordable homes and being at the forefront of addressing climate change. 


If you cannot find the answer to your question within any of the listed publications, please get in touch.


We have knowledgable people based in the UK office as well as numerous technical consultant members we can call upon to assist you.

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