‘Treat me right’

Australasian Timber - - TIMBER TREATMENT -

WITH SO many tim­ber treat­ment op­tions avail­able on the mar­ket today choos­ing which prod­uct will best suit the ap­pli­ca­tion and which prod­ucts to stock) can be a trial.

There are some good re­sources, which pro­vide gen­eral guid­ance, avail­able on the in­ter­net from tim­ber as­so­ci­a­tions and treat­ment chem­i­cal sup­pli­ers like Os­mose. www.os­mose.com.au. Par­tic­u­larly con­sid­er­ing prod­uct li­a­bil­ity in an ev­er­more liti­gious so­ci­ety, It is well worth scratch­ing the sur­face to dis­cover ex­actly which prod­uct is the best ‘fit for pur­pose’!

The Tar­mac Group of tim­ber companies has been built with tim­ber preser­va­tion at its heart. Founded in 1978 by Ken­neth Wait, it re­mains un­der his own­er­ship and con­trol. Ini­tially CCA treat­ment of land­scape sec­tions, round posts and struc­tural sawn sec­tion ful­filled the bulk of re­quire­ments, but over the years more pro­cesses and in­fras­truc­ture have been added.

ACQ treat­ment is of­fered as a more ‘en­vi­ron­men­tally fa­vor­able’ op­tion and for use, where leg­is­la­tion re­quires, such as deck­ing, handrail and play­ground equip­ment, H2f or ‘blue’ mar­keted by Tar­mac as ‘SafeFrame’ treat­ment ,is ap­plied at Tar­mac fa­cil­i­ties via a spray line. This en­ve­lope treat­ment is ef­fec­tive for use on struc­tural fram­ing to de­ter ter­mites. In­deed in par­tic­u­lar ge­o­graph­i­cal ar­eas this treat­ment is a re­quire­ment. LOSP treat­ments have be­come more and more pop­u­lar over the past 10 years.

Tar­mac has state-of-the-art LOSP treat­ment fa­cil­i­ties for H2 & H3 re­quire­ments, pre­dom­i­nately MGP struc­tural fram­ing and some F7 struc­tural sec­tions. The ease of this treat­ment and the sec­tional sta­bil­ity are pos­i­tive fac­tors con­tribut­ing to LOSP pop­u­lar­ity (no redry­ing is re­quired as the preser­va­tive is borne by white spirit rather than wa­ter) There has been some neg­a­tive press re­gard­ing VOC (volatile or­ganic com­pounds) flash­ing off, leav­ing a nasty smell and ques­tion­able en­vi­ron­men­tal ef­fects. The gov­ern­men­tal ap­provals are all in line so we can use this prod­uct with con­fi­dence, how­ever it should be noted that the guar­an­tee of­fered by our chem­i­cal sup­plier is for 25 years, this should be taken into con­sid­er­a­tion in match­ing the tim­ber prod­uct to the end user ap­pli­ca­tion.

The days of treat­ing fence posts with sump oil or cre­osote may be near an end, but the tried and tested CCA prod­uct still stands above oth­ers for dura­bil­ity. A 50 year guar­an­tee is of­fered for this prod­uct in­di­cat­ing a ser­vice life far be­yond that of other treat­ments. It is def­i­nitely worth do­ing some of your own re­search and se­lect­ing your prod­uct care­fully.

Tar­mac has a strong em­pha­sis on qual­ity as­sur­ance, prod­uct com­pli­ance and tech­ni­cal backup. Tar­mac has a na­tional pres­ence in the tim­ber whole­sal­ing arena with South Aus­tralia, Vic­to­ria, Western Aus­tralia & North­ern Ter­ri­tory all ser­viced by our team in SA. Tar­mac Qld supply the east­ern states from Far North Queens­land to Can­berra and in­land. The con­tin­ued fo­cus on ser­vice de­liv­ery en­sures su­pe­rior prod­uct with hon­est, timely li­ai­son. De­spite vari­able mar­ket con­di­tions, Tar­mac has con­tin­ued to de­velop and adapt to evolve with our cus­tomers re­quire­ments. The green sawmill in Nth NSW has helped pro­vide the sta­bil­ity and re­li­a­bil­ity that only a re­source back sup­plier can of­fer. We hope that you will con­sider con­tact­ing Tar­mac for any of your tim­ber re­quire­ments.

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