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WMF Seminar – Timber in Ground Contact – 3rd September 2015

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Seminar introduced by Paul Harvey, Chairperson, Wood Marketing Federation

 Seminar opened by Dr. Eugene Hendrick, Senior Inspector, Forest Service,

 COFORD, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

 Seminar chairperson: Dr. Annette Harte, Senior Lecturer, NUI Galway

 Presentation by following five experts who examined issues relating to enhancing the life of timber in ground contact as well as addressing the challenges and opportunities for home-grown timber in replacing non-renewable materials.

Pdf presentations below - please click blue link.

  • International perspective – Preservative Techniques – Ed Suttie, Director (Research) BRE (Building Research Establishment).

  • A Sawmillers Practical Approach To Timber In Ground Contact – Andrew Kidney, Production Director, Balcas Timber Ltd.
  • Improving The Quality Of Timber In Ground Contact – Janet Sycamore, Operations Director at Timber Decking and Cladding Association (TDCA).
  • From The User’s Point Of View – Donal Slattery, Purchasing Manager, FRS Fencing Systems.
  • Standards And Specifications For Fencing – IS 435 (timber post and rail) and IS 436 (farm fencing) – Barry Matthews, Certification Officer, NSAI



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