Treatment & Maintenance

Add pressure treatment for upto 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.

Treatment & Maintenance
Treatment & Maintenance
Treatment & Maintenance
Treatment & Maintenance
Treatment & Maintenance
Treatment & Maintenance

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.

Maintaining Your Product

The timber should be re-coated with a teak coloured preservative every year to ensure the maximum life span of the product. Oil based coatings are the best as they tend to repel water before it penetrates the timber fibres. Recoating is best undertaken on a warm dry day or even better after a dry spell when the timber has had time to dry enough to absorb the coating you are applying.

Here’s a bit of a tip. Get yourself an atomizer spray. (The sort you do your indoor plant leaves with). Most DIY shops sell what’s called a waterproofing agent. Thompson’s Water seal is a brand name but “B&Q” do their own brand. Fill the atomizer with it and spray over the external surfaces of the product a couple of times a year. It’s really quick and easy. Don’t forget to wear appropriate mask and gloves. Follow the Health and safety instructions on the container.