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The leading resource for information about engineered wood products for the UK and Europe

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APA’s guide to using American engineered wood products in the UK and EU, from standards’ compliance to sustainable construction

APA – The Engineered Wood Association is the world-leading authority on engineered wood products. This web resource for the UK and EU construction industries highlights the standards that are most important for working with wood-based panels.  Simply select the performance characteristic you need to check out and APA will identify which standard you need to comply with.  Manufacture testing requirements are also listed so you have reassurance about product quality.

Standards are reviewed and updated regularly. Keep up to date on the latest changes here.

Founded in 1933, we are a non-profit trade association based in Tacoma, USA. Our member mills produce the majority of engineered wood products manufactured in the America, and we pride ourselves on our quality control, safety standards and commitment to sustainable construction. 

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APA’s technical support is here to help you find the right products, standards and advice for your construction projects. Access APA’s full range of FAQs, explainers and product guide here.  Or obtain advice directly by emailing our global experts.

Publications library
Technical publications and guidelines explaining how to use APA products in both structural and non-structural applications.  Enjoy free access to our global library.

Standards and applications
Explore our full lists of the standards you need to know and apply for the different aspects of your builds. Read more

Case studies

APA products are a key component of innovative construction throughout the world. Take inspiration from our collection of case studies..

Cathedral of Christ the Light

A striking glulam and glass structure in Oakland, California… Read more 

One North Development

The office development focuses on the use of engineered wood… Read more 

First Tech Federal Credit Union

Cross-laminated timber was chosen for this… For a full list of APA case studies, go here. 

Green Topics

With the climate crisis a stark reality, APA is committed to creating sustainable products and advocating for a greener construction industry.

Sustainable wood
US wood products come from sustainably managed resources. Read more

Life Cycle Analysis
LCA is an essential part of green construction, offering an objective and consistent way of measuring the environmental impact of all types of buildings. Read more

Environmental Product Declarations
An EPD describes a product’s environmental impact, energy use and more. Read more 

For technical queries, why not try our information wizard,
see APA Construction Guide or email our global technical desk.