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A specifier’s guide to timber

Christopher Houchen (Technical consultant to the Building & Technical Services Division of TRADA Technology Ltd)

Structural Survey

ISSN: 0263-080X

Article publication date: 1 March 1992

Abstract

Discusses the considerations to be made when specifying timber for building purposes, particularly BS classification and hardwood/softwood use. Considers the main factors in detail: strength, quality, sizes, moisture content, durability and preservation, fire resistance, and species. Concludes that, contrary to popular belief, timber is ecologically benign, and its use should be encouraged.

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Citation

Houchen, C. (1992), "A specifier’s guide to timber", Structural Survey, Vol. 10 No. 3, pp. 248-253. https://doi.org/10.1108/02630809210032004

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MCB UP Ltd

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