At Brookridge Timber, a leading Somerset timber cladding company in the South West, we take great pride in providing high-quality timber cladding that stands the test of time. One of the key factors that contribute to the longevity and durability of our softwood Brookclad cladding timbers is the use of a specialized pressure treatment process. In this blog post, we will explore the pressure treatment process, its impact on the timber cladding boards, and the numerous benefits it offers to our valued customers.

The Micronised Timber Treatment Process

Our commitment to delivering long-lasting and reliable timber cladding is reflected in our use of the Micronised Timber Treatment process. This process involves the application of a water-based Koppers Microshades Wood Preservative to protect the timber against decay and insect attack. By impregnating the timber with this preservative under high pressure, we ensure that the protection goes deep into the wood structure, making it a permanent part of the cladding timbers.

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UK Cedar – Microshades Treated

Benefits of Pressure Treatment

  1. Enhanced Durability. The pressure treatment process significantly increases the durability of the timber cladding, making it more resistant to decay, insect attack, and rot. As a result, the cladding timbers are better equipped to withstand the harsh outdoor elements and retain their structural integrity over the years.
  2. Long-Lasting Colour. The Micronised treatment process gives the Brookclad timber cladding a rich brown color, achieved using a pigment with UV inhibitors. This means that the cladding will hold its color for a longer period compared to other similar treatments, reducing the rate of weathering and maintaining its attractive appearance.
  3. Low Maintenance. Once treated, the timber cladding requires little to no additional maintenance. This frees up your time and resources, as you can enjoy the beauty and durability of the cladding without the need for frequent refinishing or repainting.
  4. 30-Year Warranty. Our pressure-treated timber cladding comes with a 30-year warranty against decay and insect attack when used out of ground contact, providing our customers with peace of mind and confidence in the longevity of their investment.
  5. GREENGUARD Certification. The Koppers Microshades process holds GOLD GREENGUARD Certification, which ensures that the treated timber has low emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into indoor air. This makes it safe for use in environmentally sensitive areas, such as schools.
  6. Sustainable Choice. By using pressure-treated timber, you are making an eco-conscious choice. The timber is sourced from responsibly managed forests, and the treatment process enhances its sustainability and environmental friendliness.
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Professionals in Pressure Treatment

At Brookridge Timber, we have over 30 years of experience in pressure treating timber, and we continuously adopt the latest technology to ensure the highest quality and effectiveness of our treatment processes. Our treatment plants are closely monitored and licensed by the local council’s environmental department to maintain a safe and eco-friendly operation.

Our plant operators are highly trained, and our treatment work is regularly audited by our treatment solution supplier Koppers to ensure that all the timber we pressure treat meets the necessary standards and is fit for its intended purpose. We adhere to the requirements of BS8417, which outlines the correct treatment cycle to achieve the required uptake of treatment solution for all the timber species offered in our Brookclad timber cladding range.

At Brookridge Timber, we are committed to providing our customers with the finest quality timber cladding that not only enhances the visual appeal of their properties but also ensures long-lasting performance. The pressure treatment process is just one of the ways we achieve this, making our Brookclad timber cladding a reliable and sustainable choice for architects, builders, and homeowners alike.

Micronised Timber Treatment

Our Micronised Timber Treatment process enhances the durability, color longevity, and sustainability of our Brookclad timber cladding, offering a range of benefits to our valued customers. With our extensive experience in pressure treatment and our commitment to eco-conscious practices, Brookridge Timber is your trusted Somerset timber cladding company and timber cladding supplier in the South West. Choose Brookridge Timber for longer-lasting, stunning, and sustainable timber cladding solutions that stand the test of time.

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