No further treatment is ever needed but if you want a coloured finish you can paint over pressure treated timber with normal wood preservative in any colour. Natural Shrinkage Timber Buildings are usually built from kiln-dried Wood, this is because mature trees have moisture in them, and once they have been chopped their moisture level will drop to equate to the surrounding environment.
This can take many years if left to occur naturally, but kiln-drying the logs speeds up this process. As they dry, the logs shrink slightly most of the shrinkage actually happens before manufacture, but once the Timber Building has been installed, a further amount of shrinkage is likely to occur as the Timber acclimatise to their location. As wood is a natural product, it is natural you may notice small splits and cracks in some of the logs, this is due to the thickness of the wood, this will not harm your Building structure. Settlement As the Wood shrink a little, settlement will occur in your Timber Building, which will cause the walls to lower, sometimes as much as a couple of centimeters. This is a natural occurrence.Wood PreservativeIt is universally recommended to treat your Timber Building with a good quality wood preservative, to help prevent decay and rot. As an additional suggestion, you should retreat your timber building yearly with an exterior varnish or wood stain, as UV rays are deceptively damaging. Maintenance Tips: Its a good idea to keep plants and trees away from the perimeter edges of your yimber building they can prevent the sun and air circulation from drying out any moisture.
To check whether your logs need retreating, spray a bit of water on a section of your timber building; if the water beads and rolls down, this is an indication youre ok for another year. If the water starts to soak in, its a good time to consider a new coat of treatment. Be sure to check any log ends, as the cut end grain will be where most moisture is absorbed.
Moisture control and damp management are key factors in increasing the longevity of your log cabin. Guttering is a great investment, if you have guttering already, be sure to check it regularly for any obstructions, such as leaves. Its a good idea to make sure any soil or earth around the log cabin isnt too close to the base a minimum of 2 from the base will reduce rain splashing back onto the wood. Minor adjustments may need to be made to the doors from time to time due to the swelling nature of the wood this will most likely need to be done near the changing of the seasons, because there is more moisture in the air during the colder months, and less during the summer months. With a small amount of effort, and regular checking and maintenance, you can ensure that your timber building will last a lifetime and longer.
Guarantee Timber is natural material and is subject to climate changes including warping and splitting particulary in extremes of temeprature. This process is natural and beyond our control and is not covered by a guarantee.Our roofing felt is specially formulated for use on garden buildings, occasionally the felt can ripple ; this is due to temperature changes and not to any fault in the material Features And Specifications All Pictures shown are for illustration purpose only. Actual product may vary due to product enhancement.
Please note the images shown are for illustration purpose only and each building will vary accordingly to the specifications. ALL TIMBER SIZES ARE IMPERIAL AND NOMINAL.The item "16X8 BI FOLDING DOORS SUMMER HOUSE PENT GARDEN OFFICE SHED SUMMERHOUSE" is in sale since Saturday, September 7, 2019. This item is in the category "Garden & Patio\Garden Structures & Shade\Garden Sheds". The seller is "bestpricetimber" and is located in Selby . This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.