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Timber Decking

How to care for your Timber Decking

As soon as the summer rays hit the garden, us Brits always try to make the most of the little warm weather we have.

We grab the sun loungers, slap on the suncream and head to our own at-home oasis for peace and tranquillity to soak up the rays.

But soggy ground underfoot and sun-dried grass can sometimes ruin a beautiful summer’s afternoon, making the area unappealing and uncomfortable to sit on for friends and family.

Well, a lovely timber decking area can create an extension to your living space, allowing you to use this space all year round for drinks parties and alfresco dinners. Continue reading

timber cladding

What do those Cladding terms mean?

There are many different types of home and shed cladding, which means that there will be numerous amount of terms that you will have to know. Thus allowing you to know what you are getting for your money. Below we have listed some of the terms, with brief descriptions, that you should know. Continue reading

Timber cladding properties

Timber cladding can be manipulated to match all of your consumer needs!

Timber cladding can be manipulated to match all of your consumer needs!

Choosing timber as a cladding material is a popular choice and for good reason.

Timber cladding possesses many properties that make timber appealing, and we can see why; it’s natural, isn’t a heavy material, environmentally friendly and incredibly durable. You can find out more below!

Natural insulator: Timber has a cellular structure meaning it provides natural insulation. Even during the winter, heat will be retained inside the structure.

Lightweight: The fact that timber isn’t a heavy material is what makes it attractive. It’s light nature makes the transportation process simpler and when hiring a professional to install your cladding, the cost will be notably cheaper.

Environmentally friendly: Another attractive property of timber cladding is that it is a natural material. Timber cladding is a renewable source and biodegradable, thus the environmentally friendly nature. There is considerably more energy that is used up when manufacturing and producing any other cladding, such as metal or concrete.

Durability: Timber, specifically cedar, is very durable. If the cladding is installed properly and treated often it will have a long life. The wood is resistant to pollution, corrosion, heat and frost – the only factor that will need to be controlled is moisture.

Please visit our loglap website for further information about timber cladding and our cladding services!

Cleaning timber

When cleaning wood and similar materials, most cleaning techniques involve a form of air blasting.

By using specifically designed units that blast different types of grit at the material to clean in question, and altering the pressure and amount of ‘grit’ so to not damage any delicate materials.
Grits can vary from very soft, which could be baking powder used for cleaning window frames without inflicting damage on the glass, to harder grits like fine glass grit which would be used on timber.

Some methods use water for cleaning, some manufacturers claiming it cuts problems with dust, which it does, but fine grit and material being removed would easily be ingrained in the substrate and would be almost impossible to remove afterwards.

Timber and timber decking should be brushed to remove any dirt, debris or leaves, then proceed onto a pressure washer and then allow to dry for one or two days.
Once your timber has completely dried, apply a varnish or timber protector and allow to dry also.

Please visit our website to see our timber products.