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Leaving frames exposed to the weather

Find out how long it’s permissible to leave timber frames and other materials exposed to the weather when your project experiences construction delays.
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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 length of time the timber has been exposed
  • the level of protection you have given the construction site
  • the number of rainy days experienced
  • the amount of time timber has been left to dry, if wet
  • the ambient temperature.

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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Who is it for?

Building Professionals

This resource is designed for builders and industry professionals who want to understand the effect of weather on exposed timber frames and other materials.

What does it include?

  • Assessing the effects of moisture on timber framing
  • Other factors that can affect a timber structure
  • Inspecting timber frames for damage
  • Assessing metals walls and roof frames.

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