Regular structural pine timbers are prone to damage and decay by insects, fungus and weather. Our treated pine F5 is painted with chemical preservatives. Applying these preservatives makes the wood resistant to decay by deteriorating factors.
So what is F5 Treated Pine? The type of treatment applied to the timber depends on the climatic conditions. Our F5 range of treated Pine is treated with the H3 procedure. This process has been designed to preserve the wood quality. For this treatment, insecticides and fungicides are used.
The H in H3 stands for hazard. This letter is symbolic of the approach used to protect the wood from activities of wood-decaying organisms like termites. Another important aspect of the process is the number in H3.
The number in H3 denotes the level of treatment applied to the wood. This level is also a determinant of the timber’s durability. Based on the durability, the timber’s purpose can best be assigned.
H3 and H4 levels of treatment are the most durable. Hence, they are best suited for external use. Our H3 treated Pine is best for work above ground, like making frames and subframes.
For this process, we use CCA. It is a waterborne preservative that protects the timber from insect and fungal attacks.
The H3 treatment that we use in our F5 range of treated timber is the minimum level required to prevent termite and fungi infestation. Treated explicitly for external use, our F5 wood is specially meant for areas exposed to periodic wetting.
Our H3 treatment also uses ACQ and LOSP preservatives.
- Nowadays, ACQ-treated pines are relatively common. It is used as an alternative to CCA and is made of Alkaline Copper and Quaternary. It is a more secure alternative for CCA. It, like CCA, protects rots, termites, and fungal action.
- It is an organic preservative mixture used to keep termites and fungi at bay. The main benefit of utilising LOSP is that it does not induce warping or shrinking in wood. As a result, the wood’s quality and size are retained both during and after construction.
Although our F5 H3 CCA-treated Pine slows down the decay process and enhances the longevity of the wood, proper care and maintenance are still a necessity to ensure the best service.
We offer high-quality treated Pine in Melbourne
Melbourne timber suppliers offer a wide range of pine timbers with quality treatment. Our products include F5 H3 CCA treated pines, H4 treated pines, structural f7/MGP10 H3 CCA/LOSP treated pine, decking and stair treads. Treated with suitable preservatives, our F5 timber guarantees long-term service. With a budget-friendly approach and quick delivery, we ensure 100% customer satisfaction. Purchasing our F5 treated Pine will give you the best value for your money.