Unlocking the Knowledge Hub: Your Comprehensive Guide to Frequently Asked Questions in the World of Treated Timber Solutions

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Treated timber is wood that has undergone a process to enhance its durability and longevity. Commondale Poles treats its timber with either CCA (Copper, Chrome, Arsenic) or creosote to protect it from decay, insects, and other environmental threats.

Treated timber has a wide range of applications. It is primarily used for constructing transmission poles, telecommunication poles, and poles for agriculture and construction. It's also suitable for various DIY projects.

Eucalyptus wood is robust and durable, making it ideal for producing long poles. Its growth rate is also significant, and it can reach maturity faster than many other tree types. We source our Eucalyptus from sustainable plantations.

CCA (Copper, Chrome, Arsenic) and Creosote are wood preservatives. CCA treatment protects wood from micro-organisms and insects, giving the timber a greenish tint. Creosote protects wood from a wide range of biological and environmental threats and leaves the timber pole dark brown to black.

SAWPA (South African Wood Preservers Association) certification ensures that our wooden products comply with legal strength and quality specifications. All our treated timber products have the SAWPA stamp of approval.

As all timber is pre-cut before treatment, we cater to specific size requirements. Rather than having standard sizes and prices, we offer a quote based on your specific requirements.

Our timber undergoes numerous quality checks before receiving the SAWPA stamp of approval. This includes allocating the correct hazard classification to the wood, ensuring the best quality.

A hazard (H) class is a classification system for treated timber, indicating the level for which the wooden pole has been ideally treated. Each wooden pole has a marker at the end showing its Hazard Class Symbol.

It's preferable that you purchase your treated timber in the size in which you intend to use it. If you cut the timber post-purchase, you may expose the untreated heartwood of the timber and compromise the integrity of the treatment.

Treated timber requires minimal maintenance. However, it is essential to allow for drainage of rainwater through the timber if you plant it, such as a treated post, in the ground. Regular checks for any signs of decay or insect infestation can ensure its longevity.

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