Doors, windows and glazing

6.7.10Material storage and protection

Joinery, door and window components shall be adequately protected against damp and decay. Issues to be taken into account include:

  1. storage
  2. cut ends.


Where joinery is stored on site, precautions should include:

  • avoiding wetting during unloading
  • stacking external joinery on bearers off the ground and covering with waterproof material
  • storing internal joinery in a weather protected condition.

Cut ends

Where pretreated joinery is cut or adjusted on site, the affected surfaces should be retreated with appropriate preservative in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations.