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