With the continued apprehension over the longevity of timber in ground contact and the confusion over other offerings that are available and how they can help with the various sectors of the fencing industry, the AFI have decided to host a conference on timber in ground contact and the alternatives.
This will give all in the industry a chance to have an open discussion realising the issues affecting all sides of the changes to wood treatment since the banning of CCA. The conference will give individuals and manufacturers the opportunity to discuss solutions and progress the situation. There will be the opportunity to view existing and alternative products on the market for the benefit of the industry
Bringing the industry together for this one day conference will also give the chance for new treatments to be discussed, clear up uncertainty on certain chemicals and how the existing warranties help the end users, installers and the supply chain.
During the event we will also touch on the sustainability and environmental credentials of products within ground contact and construction of fences as we move to a desire for Net Zero within the construction industry by 2050.
All attendees will get a bacon roll on arrival, buffet lunch with tea and coffee throughout the day along with a chance to ask questions of the speakers and discuss issues with companies represented at stands promoting their products and services.
The AFI Wood Conference is open to all sectors of the industry with questions pre-registered. Tickets are available for £75+VAT, with AFI members offered reduced entry of £10+VAT.
Non AFI members who do become members before the event will be able to take advantage of a new member offer of 14 months membership for the price of 12, if signing up to pay by direct debit.
To date the following will be speaking or exhibiting:
Wood Protection Association (WPA).
Arxada Wood Protection previously Lonza Wood Protection
Impra Wood Protection
Full details with a list of confirmed speakers and links for booking tickets are available on the AFI website https://afiorg.uk/the-afi-wood-conference/