WHAT IS MICROSHADE?
Microshades is a brand name for timber that has been preserved by the correct application of an Osmose, Microshades wood preservative. Application of the micronized copper preservative is carried out in a controlled treatment process using vacuum pressure impregnation, in accordance with BS 8417. Treated micronized timber is protected against wood-rotting fungi and wood-destroying insects.
Unlike current preservative formulations, MicroPro technology introduces the copper into the timber cells in a micronized solid format. This results in a premium preservative which is ideal for use in residential and commercial environments where aesthetic and environmental standards are paramount.
A great cost-saving timber
MicroShades Treated Wood Products provide the beautiful, rich wood tones of natural redwood and cedar, along with the durability and protection of MicroPro® technology.
Microshades is treated timber which has had a colour added to the treatment. We offer a colour pigment that leaves treated softwoods with a very attractive hardwood tone.
BENEFITS OF MICROSHADES TIMBER
- Retains its rich colour for longer
- Colour will deepen over time.
- Little or no maintenance required
- Sustainable, and Greenguard certified (VOC) for schools
- Added protection against insects by wood boring beetles or termites
- Protection against fungal decay
When micronized timber is freshly treated it is lighter in colour than traditional treated timbers. It has the unique advantage of weathering to an attractive honey tan shade before going driftwood grey. The lighter colour beneﬁts subsequent painting and staining.
Microshades timber is setting a new benchmark in environmental timber procurement. Also, Microshades timber products are certiﬁed by the Greenguard Environmental Institute for use in schools, playgrounds, ofﬁces and other sensitive environments.