Build Smart with BluWood

Has any one seen or used this Product sounds good to me.


Build Smart. Build Strong.™ document.write(monthname[monthnum]) March document.write(day) 23 , document.write(year) 2008
With BluWood.

You have gone to great lengths to get every detail right in your new home.
You chose the right architect, the right builder, the right finishes and colors. But have you chosen the right structural wood components?
Are they protected from the threat of fungus, rot and termites? If not, they should be, because these very real threats, if ignored, can put your entire investment at risk.

Enter BluWood, the Color of Protection

The solution is BluWood, lumber treated with a unique, two-product technology called Perfect Barrier System. BluWood components are protected against the devastating consequences to wood of fungal and termite infestation.
Before you build, make sure to ask your builder to use BluWood for all framing lumber, trusses and sheathing components.

You know the enemy.
Now you know how to protect against it. Given the choice wouldn’t you choose to be protected?

BluWood, Perfect Barrier, teal blue, and the color blue are trademarks
of WoodSmart Solutions, Inc. Copyright 2005. All rights
reserved by WoodSmart Solutions, Inc.

Recent News

Sundays 8/7c on ABC

Watch BluWood make a sensational international debut on the Oct. 1 episode of ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition as it frames a new home for Maryann Gilliam in Michigan.
Maryann’s husband tragically passed away last year leaving her to raise six children.
Her family’s doctor theorizes mold and toxins found in the home may been responsible for his death.

Tune in to see how this revolutionary – and eye-catching – blue-colored lumber provides this deserving family the peace of mind and security of knowing that their home’s wood components are protected long after the construction is complete.
BluWood: The color of protection.

Did you know?

“Mold requires three things to grow: organic matter (such as wood), mold spores and water.
Mold is everywhere, it always has been . . . .
In a new building, mold will start to show up within months.”

Dr. Mani Skaria, Ph.D
Texas A&M University Kingsville Citrus Center

They have built three houses withthis stuff just outside of Collingwood. They had all this on the signs outside for a while.
When I went in and saw the first house in the early stages of construction, they were talking about how it stops mold. I asked about the plans to ventilate the house. They had not planned any ventilation into the house.

I look at this as a new area of chemicals into the house with the VOC’s and offgassing for about 5 years.
They need to plan some good ventilation with this type of construction or no matter what they use, it will have the same potential for problems.

Would definietly like to see the chemical constituents of the treatment.

"DOT Wood Preservative

The second part of this technology is the Perfect Barrier DOT Wood Preservative, a proven fungicide and insecticide that provides protection from rot fungi and wood ingesting insects, including Formosan Termites. DOT, Disodium Octaborate Tetrahydrate, is a time-tested wood preservative used for the protection and treatment of lumber against fungal decay and wood destroying insects, including termites, widely used in the building industry. Virtually non-corrosive to metal, the DOT wood preservative used in conjunction with the Infusion-Film can also be exposed to harsh environmental job-site conditions for up to six months."

Above copied from their website.

The Doctor forgot temperature in his equation.

Moulds in Homes, Schools and Workplaces

The so-called “toxic” moulds have had a lot of publicity over the last several years because of their reported occurrence in school portable classrooms. There has been a lot of money spent by many school boards to address the concerns of parents and others who believe that school portables are not a healthy environment for their progeny. That part is probably true but I don’t think, that the “toxic” moulds are nearly as big a problem as they are made out to be although they are certainly an excellent indicator of poorly designed and unhealthy facilities.
Biology of Moulds

Firstly lets say a little about the factors that influence mould growth and why fungi grow so readily in homes and other buildings in Ontario.

Factors Essential for Growth of Fungi

There are certain essentials necessary for moulds to grow.

  1. Suitable temperature.

  2. Availability of water.

  3. Organic substrate for energy.

  4. Presence of oxygen for respiration.

Most fungi grow well in the temperature range 10-30C. Mould growth will slow down above and below this range and eventually growth will cease for most fungi below 5C or above 35C. A few fungi however have adapted to either very low temperatures (cryophiles) or very high temperatures (thermophiles).

Found this site here that seems to elaborate more on the chemicals used in various products including Bluwood and also MSDS sheets and technical data on the products.

This may help some.

Marcel :slight_smile: :smiley:

A few Consumer Safety Tips

Good article Claude, I will definetly stop licking the wood!:mrgreen:

Quoting from the website that mcyr posted:

Are there environmental, toxicological or regulatory concerns with the use or disposal of BluWood building components?
BluWood can be recycled and has the same disposal requirements as non-treated wood. There are virtually no Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s) that can be released into the environment, and meets the EPA requirements for non-hazardous, non-polluting and non-carcinogenic materials. BluWood has no odor, will not emit gases, or create any other toxicological or environmental issues when used in the interior of a home.

Hey maybe Nachi can team up with Pro-lab and offer testing for off gassing of Blue wood!