Garden Timber

Garden Timber

Tuindeco imports (garden) timber types from different parts of the world, as we are always trying to find the best quality. Certification and hallmarks for garden timber means a lot to Tuindeco, as it ensuries quality. Wood, however, remains a natural product, and various elements can strongly affect quality. In below table some points of interest are listed for purchasing garden timber.

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The nett dimensions of wood are very important. A 2 mm difference (such as a 17 mm board compared to a 15 mm board) would typically result in a 13% price difference. Often this price difference cannot be traced, so you pay too much for thinner wood.

  • Some manufacturers provide a wax layer on the wood. This will add value to the product to the extent that a higher price would be justified (price difference of about 5% is customary). A wax treatment is also life extending.
  • Square posts and girder timber should always be sawn off-centre ( centre in the post outer area). Centered core posts of girders are more likely to twist and get shrinking cracks.
  • To ensure you have purchased correct pressure impregnated timber, check the presence of a KOMO certificate. KOMO can mostly be identified on the barcode sticker of the manufacturer’s leaflet. The KOMO number is of importance in this.
  • The number of boards and supporting slats, the timber dimensions and the processing method are frequently used tricks to economise on products.
  • Bolted joints are stronger and longer lasting than nailed joints. Please note that so-called ‘screw nails’ are not to be used. You can recognise these by the unusual heads and the scarcely threaded shafts
  • Poor quality planing of items may well signify a less accuracy and selection grade.