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Last edited 02 Jan 2021
Check or checking in timber
BRE (Building Research Establishment) is an independent, research-based consultancy, testing and training organisation, operating in the built environment and associated industries. A guide to the use of urban timber (FB 50) was written by Geoff Cooper and published by BRE on 31 July 2012.
The guide defines 'check or checking' as:
|A drying defect which occurs when tensile stresses cause the wood fibres to separate and form narrow cracks. Checks are visible on the surface of a piece of timber but do not extend across the piece.|
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