26 Jun '15, 11am

Timber preservatives: Why use them?

Most designers using timber are used to specifiying a range of preservatives. Without question all softwood whether external or internal is routinely coated or injected against a perceived host of rots and insect infestations. Most commonly specified preservative are not benign to people or the environment (see below) yet a huge chemical industry rides on the back of an arguably small or non-existent risk. Prior to 1940 virtually no preservative treatment was carried out, yet the vast majority of buildings (including the houses many of us live in) are still standing, free of rot and infestation.

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