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Durability of oak frame houses + how to treat external oak beams

Thinking about Oak for your construction project? Good choice! As a timber species, Oak is one of the most well-known, mostly thanks to its beautiful appearance and strength. But above all else, what really sets Oak apart from other timber choices is its great durability, ensuring that the homes, pubs and other buildings you design will last for tens or even hundreds of years to come.

High or low pressure treatment: which is right for my project?

There are tons of benefits to using sustainable timber in your structures. It is a renewable, sturdy, eco-friendly building material that suits a wide range of aesthetics, from contemporary to rustic. But it isn’t always the most durable option. Softwoods, in particular, can need a helping hand to ensure they are fit for purpose. This is where pressure treatments come in, designed to give your timber the oomph it needs to last for many years to come.

Guide to Treated Wood

If you are a DIY enthusiast looking to update your decking, or even a carpenter or joiner, it is important to be well-versed in the different types of treated wood and their uses. This time, we have put together a handy guide on treated wood that you will be able to easily refer to when you are working on your next project.

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