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Timber Preservatives

CCA Treated Timber

CCA (Copper-Chrome-Arsenate) is an industrial wood preservative and is widely used in South Africa. When applied to timber it enhances the durability by preserving it against biological deterioration such as insect attack (wood borer and termites) and fungal decay (rot). In South Africa only CCA Type C is allowed to be used as it is internationally recognised as the most stable and effective type, i.e. apart from its efficacy as a timber preservative, it successfully fixes to the lignocellulose material in wood. CCA may only be applied by industrial high pressure process from where the familiar term “pressure treated wood” hails from.

Understanding the Markings on Treated Timber

South African Standards SANS 1288, SANS 457-2/3 and SANS 753/4 specify the marking requirements for any preservative treated product that claims to comply with the respective Standards. The following information must be contained in the marking: a unique plant identifier or trademark, product certification mark, SANS standard designation, a hazard class, date or year of manufacture of poles…

Natural Durability of Wood

An important consideration when building with timber is predicting how long the structure will last. Whilst insects, decay or rotting organisms and marine borers can all attack wood, some timber species have the ability to resist attack better than others. The natural durability of a species to resist attack by wood destroying organisms is an indication of how long that timber will last when it is exposed to a defined set of exposure conditions without any additional preservative protection. The natural durability of timber species varies, even so within the wood from the same species of tree, depending on whether its sapwood or heartwood.

Buying and Using Preservative Treated Timber

IN SOUTH AFRICA TREATED TIMBER IS BY LAW REQUIRED TO COMPLY WITH NATIONAL AND COMPULSORY SPECIFICATIONS AND MUST BEAR MARKING CONTAINING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION

Lonza | Pressure Treated Wood: Tanalised™ C

Tanalised C Pressure Treated Wood has stood the test of the time. Treated with our well known wood preservative Tanalith C (CCA), this treated wood has provided peace of mind for more than seven decades. Applications for Tanalised C pressure tested wood are wide ranging from roof trusses, to thatch roof and lapa poles, to walkways and decking, fencing, agricultural and vineyard posts, trellises and utility poles.

Lonza | Pressure Treated Wood: Vacsol™ Azure

Vacsol Azure Pressure Treated Wood is ideal for interior cladding, laminated beams, moulded and engineered wood products. The treated wood has been third party verified as likely to contribute to the achievement of Green Building rating tool credits; and is treated with the new generation organic azole fungicides and pyrethroids based wood preservatives.

Lonza | Tanalised™ Pressure Treated Wood: Enseal™ Green / Enseal™ Clear

A solution to resealing treated wood, which has been crosscut, drilled or machined, or a remedial product to provide surface protection against insect attack and wood decay.

Lonza | Pressure Treated Wood: Tanalised™ E

Tanalised E Pressure Treated Wood conforms to the latest international directives regarding suitable treated wood products for residential and close human contact use. Treated with a copper azole based wood preservative, this treated wood has been third party verified as likely to contribute to the achievement of Green Building rating tool credits.

Lonza | Wood Preservative Treatment Guarantee

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…

SAWPA | Entertaining Outdoors

Serve drinks around the pool with a poolside bar made from treated timber. The bar we are making has a roof section but you can choose to leave this out. See the photos of both kinds to see which is most suitable for you.

SAWPA | Monkeying Around

With our ideal weather, why not put up a jungle gym in your garden for the children. This jungle gym is simple to construct and because of its rustic look, it won’t make the garden look messy, but will enhance it. But this doesn’t compare with how much the kids will love it.

SAWPA | Hidden Away in a Shed

Finding storage space for all those things that don’t quite fit in the garage is easy when you have a garden shed. When you build one with durable pressure treated SA Pine you can count on some long-lasting protection for all those items you need to stash away and secure. This plan is adaptable to meet your storage needs. Three flooring options are specified and an optional ramp can be built to help get a wheelbarrow or mower in or out more easily. Inside, the 76 x 38mm stud wall will simplify the installation of shelves or hardware from which to hang tools.

SAWPA | A Parking Spot

It seems that you always need an extra parking space at home, and carports are the ideal solution for a tight budget or a tight space. Here is a wooden design, that can double up as a structure for climbing plants, but is attractive enough to be left as is, too.

SWAPA | All Decked out in Wood

Building a wooden deck is a very popular project among DIYers, so here’s a deck to inspire and challenge you.

SAWPA | CCA (Copper Chrome Arsenate) Preservative Treated Wood

Safety precautions and warnings for use, handling and disposal of CCA preservative treated wood…

Wood Preservation Regulations - Interpretation

There are two regulations in South Africa that apply to wood preservation. Both these regulations refer to compliance of SANS 10005, and in order for the reader, end-user, specifier, regulating authority etc. to fully understand the interpretation or intent of each regulation, one needs to read it in context with the relevant clauses given in SANS 10005, The preservative treatment of timber. SANS 10005 (previously SABS 05) is the code of practice that was developed many years ago as a guidance document on all matters pertaining to wood preservation, i.e. wood preservative types, processes, methods, treatment requirements, hazard classifications, reference to the relevant product specifications, handling precautions etc. SANS 10005 is commonly referred to by industry as “the bible” of wood preservation…


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