Solid timber patio decking with protective treatment.
Naturally durable timber, class 3, except for the sapwood.
The NATURAL patio line is available in 2 species to enhance classic or modern homes.
CARE ADVICE: Regularly clean the decking using a special patio product, hot water and a soft brush. Moss can appear on the timber, especially in very damp conditions. In this case, and for more stubborn stains, use a moss removal product and then rinse carefully.
INSTALLATION TIPS: For all timber decking installations, please refer to DTU 51.4
– Before installing, store the patio decking in a dry place and sheltered from bad weather, make sure it is raised to avoid contact with the ground.
– The under-decking and sleepers must be of a suitable durability class and their layout must allow sufficient air circulation under the decking.
– In order to avoid rising damp, the sleepers must have a protective strip.
– Fix the decking methodically in rows, moving from one side of the patio to the other, row after row.
– Keep a gap of 5 mm between the edges of the slats, and 1-2 mm at each end.
Douglas is mainly heartwood, which is why it is presented as being naturally durable. However, the sapwood remains vulnerable to intrinsic biological risks. It is impossible to guarantee douglas timber without sapwood. We therefore recommend the use of Douglas with a treatment for external use, keep non treated douglas for use indoors. The sapwood is the part of the tree just under the bark, it is usually soft and white. It is the part of the tree that contains the most recent growth and contains living cells. Non treated douglas remains vulnerable to termites.
If there is sapwood, protective treatment is required. Douglas timber heartwood is naturally durable, but must nevertheless be protected from contact with water using a finish to prevent surface mould from growing.