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Does Thermally Modified Wood Fade?

Here's what you need to know to maintain the appearance of your thermally modified wood.

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Keeping Your Deck Clean

Cleaning your deck regularly is a must. Just like the interior floors of your house, your decking timber needs a regular clean.

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Black is the New Green – Shou Sugi Ban

Shou Sugi Ban 焼杉板 (or Yakisugi) is an ancient Japanese exterior wood preservation technique that preserves the wood by charring the surface with fire.

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Exterior Timber Stains and Discolouration

The staining of timber and other building materials such as paintwork and concrete is a problem home owners can face when some timbers used are exposed to the weather.

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Mouldy Wood – How Do I Fix It?

Mould control can be an on-going issue for exterior timbers, and a source of irritation for home owners.

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Fastener Oxidation

Fastener Oxidation – An Unsightly Stain on Timber Cladding

Exterior timber cladding can develop stains around the fastening point. How can this be avoided?

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Comparing Composite Decking

Comparing Composite Decking With Real Wood

Wood plastic composite decking (WPC) is making great headway into the exterior wood market, particularly in North America.

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End Sealing

The Importance of End Sealing Decking and Cladding in Exterior Applications

Too often the first place of failure in timber cladding or decking applications is the exposed end grain.

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What is Thermally Modified Wood?

Thermally modified wood has grown rapidly in popularity, since the technology was first commercialised in the 1990′s.

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What are “VOC’s”: Volatile Organic Compound Emissions

Volatile organic compounds, otherwise known as “VOCs” are a commonly discussed aspect of green building and healthy homes.

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Maintenance of Timber Decking

Many people don’t realise it, but timber decking (like most exterior building products) requires regular on-going maintenance to achieve optimal long term performance and appearance. Just like a car, if you maintain your deck regularly, it will last longer.

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Building a New Deck this Summer?

If you are considering building a new deck this summer, there are a few things to consider.

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