The technology consists of heating the wood at a very high temperature (from 190 C to 240 C), in a torrefaction kiln (autoclave) at controlled atmosphere and low in oxygen. The length of the process, as well as the temperature degree sustained during a determined period, depends on the species and the desired color. This […]
Using appropriate technology and new materials has created new resources for sustainable designers who are solving environmental challenges. The AIA is beginning a program that will allow architects to track green materials and methods, to help architects choose materials for healthier and more efficient buildings. Full Story: BNP Media
Its easier said than done when a company states a claim to their green products. CFP Cladding & Decking decided to put their words into action by joining the Canada Green Building Council in August this year. The CaGBC mission statement reads, “Lead and accelerate the transformation to high-performing, healthy green buildings, homes and communities […]
The short answer is yes. I found a supplier in Canada, Cherry Forest Products, which distributes to both Canada and the United States and their thermally modified wood decking and siding products are FSC Certified and they provided me proof of their certification by showing me their current certificate which is issued by the Forest […]
Thermally modified wood siding can be fastened using different installation methods but I suggest that you follow the manufacturers recommended installation guidelines. I recently visited a job site in Burlington, Ontario where the contractor was installing the thermally modified wood siding on a private residence and the contractors took some time to explain their installation […]
One should not overlook the fact that to properly bring a product to the marketplace it needs to be tested not only once but several times over and on a continual basis. With a natural wood product the requirement for testing is even greater. Thermally modified wood was introduced and developed to eliminate some of […]
Had the pleasure of recently traveling the roadways of Washington and Montana State with two of Specialty Forest Products salespeople. The purpose of my trip was to listen to what Specialty Forest Products dealer customers had to say about thermally modified wood products and how the product would be received in the eyes of the […]
Is Thermally Modified Hardwood Lumber Here To Stay?