and timber products form the foundations of our business. Although
most of our trade revolves around fencing and allied products,
our experience and expertise allows us not only to supply timber
for fencing purposes, but also to provide carefully sourced
and selected materials for exterior uses, far beyond the scope
of the traditional timber merchant.
is most vital that all outside timbers are treated with a preservative
to ensure they have a maximum life span. The first process for
certain products is to be dried which takes place in our brand
new kilning facility on site in Woodcote. Moisture measuring
probes are carefully inserted into each batch of timber before
the train enters the kiln. It is then heated and the air
circulated on a computer
controlled cycle for approximately 7 days until the timber has
reached the necessary average moisture content.
The most effective
timber treatments are applied using a vacuum pressure process.
We have our own pressure impregnation plant and use one of the
leading brands -
Wolmanit CX' (please click on this link for more detailed
product infomation). Treated timber will have a natural pale
green colour but can by special arrangement be mixed with a
brown dye if required. When dry it is completely harmless to
plants and animals and safe to use.
process invloves a large steel cylindrical vessel into which
the timber is placed. The door is closed and the air is withdrawn
using a vacuum pump. Whilst under vacuum, the preservative fills
the cylinder completely and is then pressurised forcing the
liquid deep into the wood. Finally the preservative is drained
off and a futher vacuum is performed to remove the surface excesses.
Once removed from the vessel the timber is taken to a draining
area until dry enough to handle.
968048 / Registered Office: Bouchier Fencing Ltd, Goring Road, Woodcote, Reading,
Berkshire, RG8 0QD