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MICROSHADES DECK SMOOTH / GROOVED 32x144x4800mm
MicroShades® Treated Wood Products provide the beautiful, rich wood tones…€24.90 Per Length(Inc.VAT)
Effective Use of Preserved Wood Micronized timber, treated to an appropriate specification, can be used for structural timber, sole plates, garden furniture, playground equipment, patios, decks, fencing, garden edging, and landscaping controlled treatment process structures such as pergolas.
Preserved wood should not be cut or otherwise reworked as this will expose unpreserved wood. If cutting cannot be avoided then precautions should be taken when using high-speed cross-cut saws or mechanical sanders. Any surface exposed by drilling or cutting must be retreated with a cut end preservative. Failure to do this will reduce the effectiveness of the preservative.
In decking, and as a general rule, nail boards bark side up (annual rings are upward) to reduce splitting; however, the best face should be placed up when a defect of the wood is apparent. Fasten thin boards to thicker boards to maintain structural integrity. It is a good idea to drill pilot holes for your fixings when screwing near the edge or end of a board. This will minimise splitting. If the wood has become wet by exposure to rain, butt decking boards together during construction. As drying occurs, some shrinkage can be expected. If the wood is dry, space the boards to allow for expansion in wet weather.
Micronized timber can be glued with most commonly used adhesives once dry. Always follow the adhesive manufacturer’s recommendations.
Fasteners and Hardware
Certain metal products (including fasteners, hardware and flashing) may corrode when in direct contact with wood treated with copper-base preservatives. To prevent premature corrosion and failure it is important to follow the recommendations of the manufacturers for all metal products. For exterior applications, use fasteners and hardware that are in compliance with the manufacturer’s recommendations and the building codes for their intended use. As with any good design and construction practices, Micronized timber should not be used in applications where trapped moisture or water can occur. Where design and/or actual conditions allow for constant, repetitive or long periods of wet conditions, only stainless steel fasteners should be used.
If you desire to apply a paint, stain, clear water repellent, or other finish to your preservative treated wood, we recommend following the manufacturer’s instructions and label of the finishing product. Before you start, we recommend you apply the finishing product to a small exposed test area before finishing the entire project to can ensure it provides the intended result before proceeding.
Micronized timber that is no longer usable, such as off-cuts, broken boards, sawdust or preserved wood material is taken out of service, must be disposed of in accordance with national waste regulations.