Regardless of how well dried a piece of wood is it will always grow and shrink according seasonal changes in relative humidity of the air. Changes in ambient humidity is all that is needed and will always affect timber regardless of any other influences.
Whilst our posts are preservative treated they are stored in an environment which mirrors the external use they are intended for. Please note they should not be stored in a heated environment and should be treated (paint/stain) as soon as possible.
Engineered Timber v Solid wood
Engineered timber uses selected pieces of wood. These prime layers of wood are glued, compressed and laminated together to form engineered timber.
Reduces the settling time as the smaller sections are kiln dried
Avoids sourcing whole pieces of defect free solid timber
The glue line is stronger than the timber itself; it also has all defects and knots removed. This makes engineered timber 60% stronger than its solid timber counterpart.
Gluing alternating vertical grains reducing the usual expansion and contraction that is characteristic of solid timber. This improves the appearance of the engineered timber by ensuring the paint finish lasts longer. Its Friendly also!
Certified and responsibility grown and is one of the most sustainable and renewable construction material available. Planting and growing trees takes the carbon out of the atmosphere which means timber is carbon negative
Engineered timber generates less waste than solid timber (around 25%). The waste is recycled making it one of the greenest materials to build with.