At Roofstores, we are delighted to bring you an extensive selection of high-quality roofing timber; premium quality batten and OSB boards for flat roofing. Explore our range of sawn and treated timber in different sizes, specifications and treatment options.
What is sawn and treated timber? Sawn timber is untreated timber and this means it is in its natural state. Therefore, it has no protection against the natural elements. Treated timber in comparison, is treated with chemicals that protect and extend the life of the wood.
Advantages of using treated timber
Can be treated to be fire retardant
Fungal and insect repellant
Long life span
What is treated timber used for? Sawn or untreated timber is not suitable for outdoor use as it will decay quickly, but treated timber can be used in outdoor areas such as fencing, decking, sheds and external walls. Treated timber is designed to be able to withstand the wear and tear of being outdoors — changes in weather and temperatures can be tough on any timber, but treated timber will last much longer than untreated.
How long does treated timber last? Treated timber can last a good 15 years, or even longer if well cared for as it won’t rot or decay as fast as untreated timber. This makes treated timber a great investment for your building project if longevity is important to you.
What timber product do I need? It is important to check that whether you use treated or untreated timber, it is the right product for your project. For more information before purchasing, don’t hesitate to give one of our friendly sales team a call and we’ll be happy to help.