WJ Timber Treatments

Chemical developments improve mould control

By February 10, 2017 July 10th, 2019 No Comments

As a specialist in timber treatment services, we’re continually looking to advance our product specifications and harness developments in chemical formulations whenever we can. Timber treatment is a key part in the process of creating timber products that are fit for purpose and will deliver the expected service life.

With this focus in mind, we were keen to react to some important chemical developments from one of our suppliers, to trial a process in Hull that would hopefully offer an improvement in the control of mould. Six months on and with reliable results at our fingertips, this is certainly the case.

Mould continues to be a big issue in the timber market and the UK lends itself to the optimum conditions for its growth! The control of mould requires consideration at three stages: the choice of timber species (pine is particularly high in sap), the specification of timber treatment (determined by end use) and the correct storage of freshly treated timber when it is drying out.

At WJ Group, we can offer our customers a great deal of knowledge and advice with regard to timber treatment. We work closely with them to minimize the risk of mould developing and this new chemical formulation is going to help us inhibit mould to an even greater degree.

With regard to storage of freshly treated timber, we can offer you the following points of advice in order to keep mould at bay. In the meantime, if you would like to talk to us about the specification of our timber treatment services, please do get in touch.

Tips when storing and handling freshly treated timber:

·         Store the timber in an outdoor area that is under cover, clean and free from dust

·         Do not store the timber under a tarpaulin or in a sealed container as this restricts airflow

·         Place the timber packs on a free draining, hard surface or concrete plinths

·         Ensure there is space between multiple packs and protect the timber from rain

·         If possible, position the timber to allow the prevailing wind to naturally help the drying process