Timber Grade Information
|GL8||The GL Grading system stands for Glue Laminate and indicates that the timber product has been engineer manufactured utilising an adhesive bond. The timber is then tested to measure a variety of performance characteristics including strength & flex before finally being assigned a certified rating on the GL Scale. Glue Laminated timber varies in manufacturing methodology with finger-joint lamination of timber shooks and split lamination of longer timber lengths being the most common. GL8 Rated timber is suitable for a wide variety of structural applications and is sought after for it’s impressive span & stablity. The visual properties on GL timber vary based on the quality of the timber material components used in the manufacturing process, the type of glue used and the precision of the machining.|
|F7||This visually stress-graded rating is a popular choice for use in decks and pegolas. Often prefered by builders for its strength, flex and cost qualities.|
|F7 OPG+||F7 strength graded with a visual override to ensure selection of the best boards for your project. Accurately sized and machined with no knot holes or wane included. What is visual override? Unlike Machine Graded Pine (MGP10 etc), Visual Override F7 is personally visually inspected by trained professionals to ensure that each length of timber meets a quality standard. This means you get timber that is clearer, with fewer knots which results in less wastage. Whenever you are using timber that will be viewable we recommend that you insist on timber that meets this uncompromising standard.|
|MGP- Grade||MGP 10 Machine Stress Graded timber as used in frame & truss manufacture. MGP is a test of stiffness, with no regard to wane, knots or visual appearance. We recommend for use in unseen structural appplications, such as walls, roof spaces etc.|
|H2||Internal use, protection against termites.|
|H3||Outdoor, above-ground use.|
|H4||Outdoor, in-ground use.|
|H5||Outdoor, wet in-ground use.|
|MicroPRO||MicroPro technology is a revolutionary way to pressure treat wood for decks, fences, landscaping and general construction uses. One of the key benefits of MicroPro is that it contains zero arsenic – making it suitable for use in playgrounds & compliant with government projects. MicroPro pressure treated wood is treated with micronized copper preservatives, which help protect against termite damage and fungal decay. MicroPro offers many benefits including significantly improved corrosion performance. The Osmose MicroPro technology is the first treated wood process to be certified under Scientific Certification Systems Environmentally Preferable Product (EPP) program based onLife-Cycle Assessment.|
|LSOP||Light Organic Solvent-borne Preservative. LOSP is a solvent-borne preservative treatment of pine timber. The organic solvent takes the preservative into the wood and is drawn out in the last stages of treatment leaving the preservative in the wood. LOSP treated pine has long lasting protection against decay and insect attack. LOSP treated timber is great for appearance applications such as external joinery, due to it leaving the light coloured appearance unchanged after treatment.|
|ACQ||Alkaline Copper Quaternary. ACQ is a water-borne preservative treatment of pine timber. The ACQ treatment process is similar to CCA but is free of arsenic. Instead uses copper and ammonium compounds as agents against insect attack, fungi, termites and wood boring insects. After pine has been treated with ACQ its appearance can range from dark green to brownish green and can be stained or painted once dry.|
|CCA||Copper, Chromium and Arsenic salt. Due to the Arsenic present in CCA treated timber it is not safe for use on playgrounds and is generally not approved for use on government projects. CCA is a water-borne preservative treatment of pine timber. CCA is pressure impregnated into the wood and has a high resistance to chemicals leaching out of the timber over time. This high resistance is due to the chromium which locks in the elements of copper and arsenic into the wood. The arsenic and copper elements protect from insect and fungal attack. Pine which has been treated with CCA is clean, odourless and has a slight green colour.|
- Timber MUST be keep DRY until it has been SEALED.
- Timber is a natural product & moisture may cause dimensional instability.
- Timber MUST be SEALED with PAINT, STAIN or OIL prior to or soon after installation on all 6 sides.
- ALL CUT ENDS MUST BE RESEALED
Important Use, General Care & Maintenance of Natural Timber Products
Timber is a natural product and will age & sometimes react adversely to normal changes in weather conditions. Failing to correctly seal timber on all 6 sides is likely to dramatically accelerate undesirable distortion & weathering effects in timber that would usually occur naturally over time, including but not limited to cracking, splitting, checking, cupping, bow, spring, mould inc. black spot mould and others. For this reason it is important to protect timber with a high quality paint, oil or other sealant and regularly maintain this protection thereafter according the manufacturer’s instructions. Timber must always be stored in a dry location and must be sealed prior to or immediately after the timber is installed. When cutting treated timber it is important to reseal all cut ends with an approved timber preservative such as Tanalised EnSeal (or equivalent) that at least matches the hazard rating of the timber. This includes but is not limited to cuts, notches, drill holes and rebates. Treated timber must be used in conditions appropriate to its hazard rating. Resin may bleed from timber and to minimise the effect of this it is advisable to use a quality primer and paint in light colours. It may be necessary to recoat as required. Using dark coloured paints or stains with a Light Reflective Value (LRV) less than <30 may exacerbate weathering issues particularly cracking and checking. Failure to follow these guidelines may void any warranties or guarantees that may be offered by Manufacturers as they relate to the chemical treatment of outdoor timber against rot & insect attack. Treated Pine Distributors bears no liability for incorrect use, storage or handling of goods, failure to seal timber on all 6 sides, general weathering, the visual appearance of timber, poor workmanship or omissions. For all information see Treated Pine Distributors call (02) 49735544 or write to Treated Pine Distributors, 8 Accolade Avenue, Morisset NSW 2264. Important Information about making a Claim
For Timber Prior to Installation: If you are concerned about the quality of the timber purchased, any defects in the timber or out-of-grade issues DO NOT INSTALL THE TIMBER . Installing the timber will be seen as acceptance of any issues that were apparent in the timber prior to installation. To make a claim do not install the timber & store it in a dry place then contact your seller or the number below. You will be asked to provide a description of the problem and any photos, plus your contact details, address at which the issue has occurred and the contact information of the builder or contractor if the timber was not purchased on your behalf. We will promptly assess the claim and successful claims will have the timber immediately replaced or refunded at the discretion of Treated Pine Distributors.
For Installed Timber: To claim contact your seller or the number below. You will be asked to provide a description of the problem and any photos, plus your contact details, address at which the issue has occurred and the contact information of the builder or contractor if the timber was not installed by yourself. Proof of purchase and providence of the goods must be provided. Do not remove, dismantle, cut or modify the timber being claimed prior to making the claim, as this will void any warranty you may have. If there were any quality issues with the timber, defects in the timber or out-of-grade problems with the timber that were apparent in the timber prior to installation, installation will be seen as unconditional acceptance of, & satisfaction with, the quality of the timber, any defects in the timber or the grade of the timber and no claim will be entertained regarding any such issues that were apparent prior to installation. Any associated expense with the claim is at the cost of consumer. Your claim will be assessed and for successful claims the manufacturer will either replace, repair or refund the damaged timber material at their discretion. Note failure to follow the “Important Use, General Care & Maintenance of Natural Timber Products” guidelines outlined above may void any warranties or guarantees that may be offered by Manufacturers as they relate to the chemical treatment of outdoor timber against rot & insect attack. Treated Pine Distributors bears no liability for incorrect use, storage or handling of goods, failure to seal timber on all 6 sides, failure to reseal cut ends, general weathering, the visual appearance of timber, poor workmanship or omissions.
NOTE: Our goods come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law. You are entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure and for compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. You are also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a major failure. Treated Pine Distributors, 8 Accolade Street, Morisset, 2264, NSW, (02) 49735544.