Treatment & Maintenance
July 1, 2016

Pressure Treatment for your Rabbit Hutch – is it worth it, and is it safe?


Tanalising is a form of pressure treatment to help give any product that is treated up to 10 years without the worry from dry rot and normal decay typical to all outdoor wooden furniture.

November 4, 2011

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Pressure treat your product for up to 10 years maintenance free!

All our products are finished with a Teak water based (non toxic) preservative, and we recommend should be re-coated every year to ensure the maximum life span of the product.

For additional protection however, we can tanalise your product (a form of pressure treatment) to help give you up to 10 years without the worry from dry rot and normal decay typical to all outdoor wooden furniture.

Your product will be packed and shipped to a treatment plant, loaded on a train carriage and rolled into a pressure tank (similar to rolling it into the end of a submarine). The hatch is closed and the whole tank is filled with preservative under immense pressure. This pressure (around 180lbs psi) ensures that the preservative is pumped deep into the layers of the timber. There is no other way to do this.

The treatment comes in two colours. Green and Brown.

Is tanalising worth it?

There is one very big reason. You have just invested quite a bit of money on your hutch, so it makes sense to get the longest life span from it. Pressure treating (or tanalising) will insure that, no matter what. Your hutch will last for years and years, and if you don’t get out there to recoat it regularly, it won’t make a difference to its life.

The only reason you might occasionally recoat it is that all timber will turn a silvery colour as it ages. All timber does this - no matter what.

So your efforts might simply be to want to keep it matching the general colour scheme of your garden.

The costs of the treatment are an option on your purchase page. The price is what it costs us to get it processed, and no more. We simply pass this cost on to you.

Trust us - it will save you money in the long run and save you a whole pile of time each year recoating it.

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