|English or Scottish pine railway sleepers|
ELEVEN DIFFERENT SIZES - SEE BELOW
Colour: Light golden
pine, that bleaches silver grey in the sun after 6 months or so.
Option of easy staining.
|Some examples below of projects using new Baltic / Scottish pine...SEE ALSO 'project photos'|
does it mean ? 'OSMOSE PRESSURE TREATED'
This is a wood preservative treatment that protects against decay and fungal and insect attack.
~ The timber is treated using pressure impregnation with a water based timber preservative, complying with BS 4072.
~ Treated timber has a green or natural pine colour.
~ When impregnated into the timber the chemical components become fixed within the wood structure and are leach resistant.
~ Usually specified for general construction and outdoor timbers
~ Osmose is so far the most environmentally friendly form of pressure treatment which has now replaced CCA treatment:
~ a new generation water-based wood preservative applied by vacuum and pressure.
~ Does not contain arsenic or chromium.
~ The ingredients in Osmose have very low potential for human toxicity.
~ Provides protection from rot, decay and termite attack
~ For use in above ground, ground contact and fresh water immersion applications
~ Can be used in residential, commercial and industrial applications
~ Easily painted or stained
Softwood Sleeper - English or Scottish pine - Pressure treated (green )
None of the treatment comes out in the summer. Particularly suitable for schools, play areas, children, animals, growing food and indoors.
How long does it last?
Believe it or not, the treatment companies (and hence us!) offer NO GUARANTEE
at all as to the treatment and the longetivity of the timber. They argue that the way timber is used and constructed is in so many different applications and settings (above ground, under ground, in water etc...) not to mention timber naturally splitting and moving, and being cut, drilled into etc.. that they cannot guarantee or predict how long the timber will last and how long the treatment will be effective.
Sitting on the fence
In reality, like many companies, they are frightened about people making claims against them, and so chose to offer no guarantee, rather than risk someone wanting the whole of their fencing to be replaced after 10 years, if it starts to rot.
Although we all know that pressure treated timber will last considerably longer than 2 days (!) we are unable to say or guarantee how long it will last. Sorry.It's all very unsatisfactory, but it's the way of the world !
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