At Brookridge Store, we believe that timber is more than just a building material; it’s a cornerstone of sustainability and natural beauty. We also understand that to make the most of timber’s potential, it needs to stand the test of time. That’s why we’re committed to providing you with timber products that not only look great but also last for years, thanks to the magic of high-pressure treatment.
What is High-Pressure Treatment?
High-pressure treatment is a proven industrial process that enhances the durability of timber by providing robust protection against wood decay and insect attack. It involves forcing wood preservatives deep into the cellular structure of the timber, ensuring a highly effective and permanent shield. Here’s why this treatment process is essential and how it benefits you, our valued customers.
Long-Term Timber Protection
High-pressure timber treatment offers an assured long-term protection solution. It’s like giving timber a suit of armour that wards off threats from decay organisms and wood-boring insects. This protection extends the service life of a wide range of our timber products, making them a wise investment for both commercial and domestic projects.
The Power of Copper and Triazole Biocides
Our high-pressure treatment employs a preservative mixture based on copper, combined with triazole biocides. Together, they create a potent defense against all forms of wood decay. This formidable combination ensures that the treated timber remains robust and resilient against environmental challenges.
As a leading timber supplier in the South West we know the importance of timber treatments. When timber is initially treated, it takes on a pale green hue. However, over time and exposure to the elements, it weathers gracefully to a beautiful honey brown and eventually matures into a natural silver grey. This natural transformation doesn’t compromise the long-term preservative protection. For those who desire a richer appearance, a deep brown color option is available during treatment.
Meeting Industry Standards
Our commitment to quality is unwavering. All our high-pressure treatments conform to the Use Class requirements outlined in BS 8417, the industry’s code of practice for timber preservative treatment. These Use Classes categorise timber based on its intended end use and the susceptibility of decay or insect attack. The higher the Use Class, the more substantial the preservative protection required.
Varied Service Life Expectations
The service life of high-pressure treated timbers varies depending on their intended use. For external ground contact timbers, you can expect a service life of up to 15 years. In contrast, internal construction timbers can last up to an impressive 60 years. If you require specific details on service life expectations for your project, please don’t hesitate to ask us for guidance.
High-Pressure Treated Timber Supplies
High-pressure treatment is the secret behind the durability and longevity of the timber products we offer at Brookridge Timber. It’s a process that ensures your investment in timber is not just about aesthetics but also about long-lasting quality. We take pride in delivering timber that withstands the tests of time and the challenges of nature, making your projects both beautiful and enduring.
When you choose timber from Brookridge Store, you’re choosing timber that’s been fortified to excel in its intended application. We are your partner in crafting structures that stand strong, look stunning, and contribute to a sustainable future.