Through a combination of selecting 100% Redwood for our ground contact timbers, careful kiln-drying to ensure an appropriate moisture content and the latest generation TANALITH preservative treatment Ellpro Timber can offer the trade its PRO-POST range of high performance treated timbers.
This sample has been sawn in half to check the depth of treatment chemical. Timber will expand and contract in reaction to the ambient moisture level. This inevitably leads to splits naturally occuring in the post. The crucial factor in protecting for a long life is to ensure all the sapwood has absorbed the treatment. This way the post is protected even when the surface opens up with splits or shakes.
By applying a copper spray reagent to the sample which reacts to the treatment chemical, the level of penetration is highlighted in blue.
Ellpro Timber uses the latest generation TANALITH wood preservative in our high pressure treatment facilities to produce our range of high performance fencing timbers. TANALITH is a unique formulation product from Lonza Wood Protection with many years of tried, tested and proven performance in markets around the world. It provides an advanced long term protection against the threat of wood decay and insect attack, especially for ground contact timbers.
The latest generation TANALITH product we are now using also incorporates patented and award winning BARamine application technologies from Lonza Wood Protection. These BARamine technologies help further boost the already impressive performance of TANALITH to provide a more consistent and deeper penetration of the preservative into the wood.
Because of our use of the latest generation TANALITH and the quality of our treatment procedures, which have the Lonza Treat-Right accolade, Ellpro has real confidence in the products we send to market. Our 15 year performance warranty gives you real confidence in their long term performance. In the unlikely event that the timber should fail due to decay or insect attack within 15 years of purchase then Ellpro Timber will replace the failed timbers* providing they have been used and installed correctly and not mis-used.
|UC 1||Internal||Dry. eg. upper floor joists|
|UC 2||Internal||Risk of wetting. eg. tiling battens|
|UC 3.1||Outdoors||Coated above ground. eg. decorated cladding|
|UC 3.2||Outdoors||Uncoated above ground. eg. fence rails|
|UC 4||Outdoors direct contact||Direct contact with soil or freshwater. eg. fence posts|
* full waranty details available on request