How to plant a pole – guidance note The process of proper preservative treatment of timber requires for the preservative to be deeply impregnated into the permeable or treatable sapwood, resulting in a deep envelope of preservative treatment around the central and inner impermeable or untreatable heartwood. It is preferable that timber is purchased in the size and shape in which you intend to use it.
This Guidance Note provides guidance to specifiers, designers, engineers, timber frame builders, or any other person or company regarding the correct use of treated timber poles for pilings or foundation poles in permanent buildings. This note gives information on the correct Hazard Class treatment needed for such poles as well as a remedial inspection and maintenance treatment program to be implemented by the relevant and applicable parties after installation. This note is in addition to and supports of all the requirements already specified in the relevant and applicable national and compulsory standards as well as the regulations related to the compliance and use of preservative treated timber.
Treated wooden poles (excluding utility poles) can be produced under either SANS 457 or SANS 1288.
What you need to know about treated wood as specified by the experts. Wood has served the purpose of humankind since time immemorial. With the increased global focus of offsetting carbon emissions, and mitigating climate change, sustainable forestry and the subsequent wood products produced will play an increasing role in striving for green economy.
For your peace of mind, Lonza Wood Protection offers a comprehensive wood preservative treatment guarantee on Tanalised™ and Vacsol™ wood preservative treated products against wood borer, termites and wood rot. The guarantee is offered on timber and poles that that have been pressure treated with Lonza wood preservatives…