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Timber Properties and Decay. Part II

 

Brown Rot

White rot with mycelium

The following article was published by the Professional Pest Manager magazine in their August-September 2014 edition. It was the followup article/conclusion to the June-July 2014 edition.

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The prevention of wood rot falls into 2 categories, moisture barriers and timber preservatives. Moisture barriers can be any membrane like material that physically limits or stops moisture ingress. The most common forms of barriers are surface coatings such as paints, varnishes or specialised synthetic membranes. While these are usually brilliant in preventing moisture uptake, they do have a potential downside. If they begin to fail, the moisture can become trapped behind the barrier.

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New look website

Preschem is proud to announce the launch of its new look website. This has been some time in development, as we wanted to maximise your browsing experience, allowing you to find the right information FAST!

Both the look and feel will be completely new, but the advantages are that this new design allows us to update regularly with news and “How To” articles on timber decay, timber preservatives, selection of timber and timber finishes.

No-Rot Instructional Video is now on Youtube

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Preschem has just completed its first instructional video for its of DIY, home handyman timber preservatives and exterior timber finishes.

Don’t forget to visit No-Rot pages to get better understanding about No-Rot Product.

Radial Timber Sealer Redux!

Radial Timber Sealer

Preschem is proud to announce the relaunch of Radial Timber Sealer in a brand new and improved formulation. This new product will seal any hardwood from moisture while still allowing the timber to grey weather naturally. Go to the new Radial Timber Sealer page to learn more or check out our MSDS & Tech Data page.

Did You Know?

Outlast Timber, Preschem and Radial Timber Sales all come under the same business group

Did you know that Preschem is part of a larger business group that specialises entirely on Timber?

Radial Timber Sales

The other businesses include Radial Timber Australia, which is the timber mill in Gipsland that manufactures cladding, decking, screen boards and posts. All Radial Timber is sourced from sustainable plantation and managed forests of durable Victorian hardwoods. The three most commonly milled species are Silvertop Ash, Yellow Stringybark and Southern Mahogany. Radial Timber Sales in Dandenong South is the retail arm of the mill. Radial Timber has been featured in some of Australia’s biggest and most prominent architectural projects in recent years, so check out their projects and photo gallery page for inspiration.

Outlast Timber

The last business in the group is Outlast Timber based in Mordialloc. Outlast is a timber retailer that specialises only in durable Australian sourced timbers such as Ironbark, Redgum, Spotted Gum, Cypress Pine and the Radial Timber range. Outlast timber is the perfect place to shop for those small DIY projects through to large commercial landscape or building contracts such as decking, pergolas, al fresco areas and general landscaping where durable, long lasting hardwood timber is a must!

Christmas – New Year Trading

Merry Christmas | Happy New Year

Please note that Preschem will close for trading from midday Thursday 21st December and re-open at 9am on Monday 7th January.

For our retail and commercial customer, please ensure that your orders for Christmas are placed no later than Monday 17th December to ensure that they arrive prior to Christmas. After that date, we cannot guarantee consignments will arrive in time.

Preschem would like to take this opportunity to thank our customers for your support over 2012 and wish you all a Merry Christmas and safe and prosperous New Year.

Preschem Remedial Power Pole Treatment Video is now on Youtube

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Ever wanted to know the the methodology and management philosophy of treating power poles? Preschem has now put this valuable training video for utilities who use eucalyptus species or other hardwoods in their electrical distribution and transmission poles on Youtube.

Part 1 introduces inspection techniques of timber poles for wood decay detection and highlights other common problems encountered such as termites.

Part 2 details the ground line treatment of wood poles with Preschem Polesaver Rods and Bioguard Bandage to prevent timber decay

Don’t forget to visit Pole Management pages to get better understanding about Pole Treatment.

Preschem Products now available through Master’s Home Improvement

Preschem products available at Master's

Preschem is excited to announce that the DIY Clear Timber Finish and Timber Preservative product range can now be found in the new Masters Home Improvement stores. There are now over 20 stores open around Australia.

To find your nearest Masters store, click on to the stockist locator page. Preschem is updating the store list locator monthly to include the latest Masters store openings.

New Stockist Locator

Stockists

The Preschem stockist store locator has been recently upgraded and updated to assist our customers in finding the nearest store location to purchase DIY Timber Finish and Timber Preservative product range.