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- All timber used in the construction of this fencing panel originates from sustainable forests
- All timber is pressure treated (lifetime preservative treatment)
- Scandinavian redwood or whitewood
- Strong ex 2"x2" outer frame (finished size 45x45mm after machining)
- Smooth planed outer frame with rounded edges
- Comb jointed outer frame corners for greater strength
- Ex 4" wide boards (finished size 9x95mm after machining)
- Smooth planed boards with an attractive reeded finish
- Smooth planed intermediate framing (finished size 30x12mm after machining)
- Intermediate vertical framing at 18" centres (450mm)
- During manufacturing each end of the boards are slotted into a groove in the outer frame, which ensures greater panel strength
- Stainless steel screws and staples
- Smooth planed timber throughout, which lasts longer than standard sawn timber
- 1 angled link panel included, 3' wide (900mm), matches both panels and bridges the step in height
SCANDINAVIAN REDWOOD OR WHITEWOOD: The most widely used timber in the UK for years, Scandinavian Redwood and Whitewood grow in the well managed forests of Scandinavia and the coldest parts of Northern Europe. The cold climate ensures slow growth. The growth rings are much closer together than faster growing trees from warmer climates. As a result the timber is heavy and durable with a close grain pattern. The wood is seasoned and kiln dried to achieve the correct moisture content before it is machined. Redwood and Whitewood are so similar in appearance and performance that it is difficult to tell the difference. Both are classified as slightly durable and treatment is required for outside use. The forests of Scandinavia and Northern Europe have been responsibly managed on a sustainable basis for centuries so Scandinavian Redwood or Whitewood is an enviromentally friendly choice.
LUXURY DESIGNER FENCING PANELS - THE BENEFITS: These high specification fence panels are designed not only to look good but also to last longer than standard fencing panels. Quality features include thicker framing, thicker boards, stronger corner joints, more durable fixings and smooth planed timber. Standard fence panels feature thin timber, typically 38x16mm framing battens and 4.5mm thick slats (3/16"). That is why the timber sizes are rarely quoted in the specifications. In addition, the construction itself is crude with stapled corners, thin zinc plated staples and rough sawn timber.
These quality fence panels feature a solid ex 2"x2" (45x45mm) outer frame, which contains over 3 times more timber than standard fencing battens. In addition, the frame features strong comb jointed corners for extra strength. Most fencing panels do not include a properly jointed outer frame at all, but it is an important way to hold the panels together in extreme conditions. The boards are 9mm thick, which is around double the thickness of standard fencing slats. The boards are firmly retained by a groove in the outer frame. The fixings are all stainess steel. In addition, the boards and framing are planed timber which lasts longer. Sawn timber has a rough finish which absorbs much more water and takes longer to dry. Planed timber is smooth so water drains quicker and the wood dries quicker.
PRESSURE TREATED TIMBER: Pressure treatment is a lifetime preservative treatment. The preservative is forced deep into the timber under pressure in a vacuum and penetrates below the surface. All other treatments apply a coat of stain to the surface of the timber only. With pressure impregnated timber, the chemicals are permanently bonded to the cell structure of the wood at a molecular level. Tanalith E is a widely used water based version so pressure treated wood is often described as tanalised. Pressure treated wood is almost colourless except for a slight green tint caused by the copper content in the preservative. No further preservative treatment is ever needed. However, if you want a coloured finish you can paint over pressure treated or tanalised wood with normal wood preservative in any colour.