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It’s not uncommon for projects to suffer construction delays for extended periods. But just how long can timber frames and other building materials be left exposed before they are negatively affected?
In cases where your project experiences construction delays, you need to ensure the structural integrity of your building hasn’t been negatively affected. This resource assesses the effects of moisture on timber framing and offers advice on what to look for when inspecting frames for damage.
Numerous factors can degrade the timber used in your building project, including:
The resource also examines the effect of prolonged outdoor exposure on materials other than timber, such as metal wall and roof frames, bracing sheets, particleboard flooring and steel beams. In each case, the resources provides recommendations on what to look for and do before work restarts.
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This resource is designed for builders and industry professionals who want to understand the effect of weather on exposed timber frames and other materials.