If a piece of timber is going to be outside, or in particular – in contact with the ground, it will need to be given a layer of protection to keep it safe from the elements and prolong it’s life and durability. This protection comes in the form of preservatives which can help prevent rot and repel insects. A common way of protecting timber is to have it pressure treated: a process which we will explain in this article.
Pressure treated timber is timber that has had chemicals forced deep into the wood. This process takes place inside a vacuum cylinder. When the wood is inside the vacuum it will have all air drawn from it to completely dry out the timber. The cylinder will then be flooded with the preservative at a high pressure to ensure it is forced deep into the wood. This process is completely computer guided. The wood is then left to dry before it is given a topcoat or used for manufacture.
The primary benefit to this process is the durability that is given to the wood. When used outdoors, the timber will be less susceptible to rot and moisture which can soften the wood. As a result it is also resistant to other parasites and keeps insects at bay. Pressure treated wood, with its resistant properties is therefore extremely durable and will last much longer than non-treated wood.
To help ensure a long term performance of all our timber furniture, we choose suppliers that add this preservative treated as standard. Have a look at our range of Timber Garden Furniture and you will see most of our products have been treated with the latest Tanilith treatment process. This renowned preservative gives a proven, outstanding performance, particularly for timbers intended for use in ground contact applications and all our timbers are treated to this end use category.
The use of latest generation TANALITH wood preservative, together with the quality timber species our suppliers use and their production procedures, gives us the confidence to offer a 15 year Treat-Right performance warranty on our full range of Hutton garden products.
For full details of the Treat-Right warranty click here.