Wood Treatments

Here at Elbec we offer a massive range of pre-treated sheds, but for some non pre-treated sheds there is a huge importance of Wood Treatments.

All measures that are taken to ensure a long life of wooden products come under the definition of ‘Wood Treatments’ (wood preservation). There are a number of different wood treatments and processes that can extend the life of wood, timber, wood structures or engineered wood. These generally increase the durability and resistance from being destroyed by insects or fungus.

Two common treatments that we offer at Elbec are ‘Dip Treated’ and ‘Pressure Treated’.

Dip Treatment traditionally consists of simply immersing the wood in a bath of creosote or other preservative for a few seconds or minutes. However, with advances in the technology involved it is now generally very common for panels that are described as dip treated to have been sprayed with treatment rather than dipped in it, providing this has been completed correctly you shouldn't notice the difference between the two methods. The standard dip treatments you will find on our products are designed to provide initial protection during the delivery of the item and are not designed to provide lasting protection. You must treat these products yourself as soon as possible with an external wood treatment.

Some of our sheds come with an optional top coat treatment, with these products you have the option to pay for the initial external treatment of the building, this treatment is designed to last for a year, at which point you will need to re-treat the product with your own external wood treatment.

The Pressure Treatment processes are the most permanent method around today in preserving wood life. Pressure processes are those in which the treatment is carried out in closed cylinders with applied pressure or vacuum. These Pressure Treatment processes have a number of advantages over the non-pressure methods. In most cases, a deeper and more uniform penetration and a Higher absorption of preservative is achieved. Any pressure treated items will endeavor to offer a maximum life guarantee but if your item is not pressure treated you must treat it yourself!