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Last edited 05 Dec 2017
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 ‘rip sawing’ as ‘the sawing of a piece of timber along its length’.
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