Join the WPA
Joining the WPA adds immediate status and credibility to a business:
- It provides direct access to independent expert advice about technical, quality or regulatory matters;
- demonstrates to regulators that your business takes a responsible approach to wood protection operations and,
- provides your business with a channel of communication to influence standards setters and regulatory bodies;
The WPA is the UK centre of excellence for wood protection technical and quality developments and is the natural champion for any business with interests in the wood protection industry.
The role we play cannot be performed by an individual company or other, non-science-based, trade association. Funding is provided from membership subscriptions and the more we grow in numbers, the more effectively we can benefit our industry.
The WPA has the following classes of Membership.
Manufacturers being businesses or corporate bodies in any part of the world engaged in the production of materials/products/process technology used to enhance the durability or appearance of wood.
Timber Treaters being businesses or corporate bodies involved in the production of preservative treated wood, or the service treatment of wood.
Modified Wood being manufacturers or suppliers of modified wood technology or finished products made from modified wood placed on the UK market.
Commercial being for businesses or corporate bodies involved in the commercial production or supply of products or services associated with preservative treatments and coatings or the disposal of treated wood.
Trade, Technical and Learned Bodies being for consultancies, businesses or timber trade organisations/associations and universities with an interest in wood protection technology.
Personal being for individual consultants and scientists or researchers with an interest in wood protection technology.