Knowledge Centre

Information and guidance provided by industry experts and free to use.

Timber Treatment and Coatings

Our experts on preservative and flame retardant treatments are the Wood Protection Association.

Our experts on finishes and coatings are the British Woodworking Federation.

This section gives you information on Use Classes so that you can be sure to use the right timber for the job, whether untreated or pressure-treated with preservative in the factory. You’ll also find information here about Coatings.

For further information on treatment email

For further information on finishes and coatings email or call 0844 209 2610.

DIY Project Advice

Garden Projects

DIY wooden compost bin shown as a part of the design guides and projects available within the section

Interior Projects

interior building ready to display the selected timber options selected via the interactive design tool

These interactive design tools created by Swedish Wood allow you to explore design possibilities inside your home and provide detailed instructions for a wide range of projects in the garden – Scandi-style. Click on House or Garden – and start designing!

CPD for Architects & Designers

Wood Coatings and Preservatives

This CPD feature has been produced by Wood Campus in co-operation with the Wood Protection Association, and accredited by the RIBA. It details issues around durability, classification and selection, and goes on to look at design and choice of species affect coatings performance; the different types of coatings and finishes; exposure conditions and planned maintenance.

Fire Safety and FR-Rated Timber

A comprehensive multi-part CPD module created with the Wood Protection Association in co-operation with the LABC. Provides learning for Building Control Officers, structural engineers, architects and architectural technicians to ensure FR treated wood complies with Building Regulations.


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