Specify & Design Treated wood

Treated wood should be specified correctly to ensure that the most appropriate form of treated wood is used in each situation. This involves selecting appropriate treatments according to use class and service life. Guidance is available to designers and specifiers in the form of national and European standards and from industry itself.

Where training and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is available all supply-chain actors, especially designers and specifiers should take part to support sustainable objectives.

For installers and users, wood treated with preservatives in Europe will carry labels, either on the wood itself or as part of point-of-sale information to guide the selection of the most appropriate material for each project. Industry associations across Europe publish guidance on use of treated wood via their literature and their websites.

Treatment should be specified correctly to ensure that the most appropriate form of treated wood is used in each situation
Guidance on performance

Guidance on performance

The CEN standard EN 460 with the title “Durability of wood and wood-based products – Guidance on performance” gives a ... Read More
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How to specify treated wood

Some softwoods species are more naturally durable than others and in some situations a preservative treatment may not be required ... Read More
Reasons for quality products

Reasons for quality products

Wood should be the material of choice for construction projects including domestic, commercial and civil engineering. For almost every situation, ... Read More
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National quality regimes and industry standards

Nordic Wood Preservation Council, NTR-mark The NTR-system started in The Norden countries – Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden in 1960’s ... Read More
EN Standards

EN Standards

Preservation of wood and wood products Within Europe there are recognised industry standards relating to the preservative protection of timber ... Read More
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