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Timber / Hardwood Conservatory Buyers Guide

Premium quality conservatories made from Hardwood Timber

Hardwood ConservatoriesHardwood conservatories are, without a doubt, the most aesthetically pleasing conservatories in the industry. The detail that can be achieved using timber can not be matched by any other material. The timber is shaped and cut using state of the art CNC machines, that produces the timber products to the exact millimetre. Typically, the hardwood that is used to produce conservatories are, Sapele, Edigbo, Merranti, Mahogany and Oak. These species of hard wood are harvested from sustainable forests around the world.

The alternative to hardwood is engineered timber. European redwood is the preffered wood to use in creating engineered timber, because it is plentiful and comparatively cheap. To manufacture engineered timber, three pieces of redwood are laminated together with the middle piece inserted so the grain runs in the opposite direction to the two outer pieces. The process reduces, dramatical, the degree of twist and movement normally experienced when using soft wood. This new section is pressure treated with preservative and the end result is a product almost as good as hardwood, but at a lower price.

Unrivalled Quality

Hardwood Timber ConservatoryBoth timber systems can be stained or painted. The top companies use the spray option, that creates a superb, smooth texture, while not obscuring the grain of the wood. The more popular colours that are used today are traditional, shaker cream and lichen, but the full RAL spectrum are available on request.

Apart from the colour and design options that are available and numerous, timber is such an easy material to manipulate during the manufacturing process, that unusual and complicated frame designs can be produced to replicate Gothic Arches or Georgian Astragal bars. These options are not achievable using the standard uPVC and aluminium profiles available.

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