Timber Focus Supplies a number of species that have been thermally modified to enhance their durability and aesthetics with the use of Heat – Thermowoods. We are leading thermowood suppliers to merchants, construction and joinery companies. We have a large customer base for modular and garden building manufacturers. We supply thermowood or heat treated timber in various forms of decking, cladding (TGV, PMV, Shiplap) and sawn timber.
We supply thermowood redwood and thermowood Ayous which is a clear and durable alternative species for western red cedar. Please contact us for samples
Thermowood or thermal treatment is a wood modification method of using heat / high temperatures and steam to increase the number of properties e.g the durability against wood destroying fungi, dimensional stability and aesthetic appearance of timber products.
It is considered an environmentally friendly way of wood treatment as no chemicals are added during this process. The level and intensity of heat determine the number of properties e.g the biological durability level against wood destroying organisms e.g fungi of the timber, the tone/shade of the wood and the stability and helping determine the appropriate application of the thermally modified timber.
Using heat for Thermal Modification has been known to have existed since the Viking period but has recently become very popular with large-scale commercial production plants being set up in the last 10-15 years across the globe mainly in Scandinavia and Estonia.
The process is used to enhance the durability, stability of timber products for a number of applications e.g decking boards, floorings, garden decking, timber cladding, wood shingles saunas, hot tubs for both internal and external applications. We have seen the rise in hardwoods and more clear high-quality thermowoods being commercially readily available. There has been the rise of factory finished prepainted and fire retardant treated thermowoods or thermally treated timber.
Some of the leading brands of thermal modification include thermowood D, thermowood S, Thermory, Lunawood, Abodo Vulcan.A number of major producers such as Thermory and VTT /YTI in cooperation with the Finnish wood product industry have developed industrial scale heat-treatment process for wood. The ThermoWood process developed by VTT is licensed to the members of the International Thermowood Association.
Not all reputable brands of thermal modified wood or thermowood prioducts are produced by members of the the thermowood assocaiton ,we have some of the largest quality brands thermo treated timber alone organsiations. These independent products have produced some of the most diverse and innovative thermal treated timber products with some of the highest certifcation standards and test data with their perfromance verified by independent test laboratories.