In line with new industry and treatment standards the majority of our timber posts is pressure treated to Use Class 4 to assist in the safeguarding against environmental conditions.
What is Use Class 4?
There are 4 use classes of treated timber, starting from 1 being the least resilient to 4 being the longest lasting and best protection.
What is the Pressure Treating Process?
Wood is a natural material and is prone to splitting and twisting. The pressure treating process is a water based treatment. When the timber emerges from the tanks wet, the sun will evaporate the water unevenly from the timber causing it to shrink, split and twist. This is caused by the different density (knots) in the timber pulling and twisting in different directions.
We strive to take on the challenge of supplying timber products while remaining to keep environmentally friendly. Our product range is sourced from well managed and sustainable resources and where ever possible under certified forestry control, FSC.
‘The global benchmark for responsible forest management’ The FSC logo identifies products which contain wood from well managed forests certified in accordance with the rules of the Forest Stewardship Council.
The PEFC logo identifies products which contain wood from well managed forests certified in accordance with the rules of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes.
Buying products identified with either schemes logo helps support the growth of responsible forest management worldwide.