‘Treat me right’
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.