Timber is still one of our most attractive, versatile and adaptable construction materials. Properly treated against decay and insect attack, timber will last a lifetime and will outperform many modern man-made alternatives. The name of this special timber is pressure treated. All Skinners sheds and garden buildings (excluding log cabins) are manufactured from quality Redwood with this high-performance treatment.
Pressure treated timber is wood which has been pressure impregnated – the most advanced, universal fixed wood preservative.
Pressure-treated timber can be used in all building, fencing or garden applications and in the most extreme environments, even in contact with fresh or sea water. Pressure-treated timber is the perfect material for the manufacture of our garden buildings.
Our pressure-treated buildings will last at last 3 times longer than competitors dipped and sprayed treated buildings. Once installed the timber needs no further treatment, against rot for the foreseeable future. To seal and protect against water penetration, we recommend Protek Royal, a high-build formula which is robust and hardwearing, and also has added UV protection. Protek comes in a choice of colours or clear showing the natural wood grain. We have buildings that are over 30 years old in gardens.
After treatment, the preservative chemicals become totally ‘fixed’ within the timber cells and cannot be washed out. The treated timber is totally safe to humans, animals and plants and is permanently protected against decay. If water penetration occurs you will need to weatherproof your building. We recommend Protek Royal Exterior.