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- Pressure treated deal throughout (lifetime preservative treatment)
- Timber sizes are nominal i.e. before machining, unless described as finished size
- Scandinavian redwood or whitewood
- All timber used in the construction of these gazebos originates from sustainable forests
- Heavy duty ex 3"x3" corner posts (finished size 70x70mm)
- Wall panels are 45mm finished thickness and joinery made with morticed and tenoned corners
- 3 rear bays with full height tongued and grooved panels for privacy and shelter
- 2 side bays with tongued and grooved lower panels and decorative diamond trellis higher panels
- 2 front bays feature decorative diamond trellis lower panels with handrails, providing a panoramic view around the garden
- 2 substantial handrails moulded from 4"x2" timber
- Handrail height 2'11" (900mm)
- Attractive timber boarded roof
- 16mm thick interlocking tongued and grooved boards (finished thickness)
- Strong ex 6"x2" hip rafters with a concave pagoda style shape
- Welded steel ridge spider
- A full size timber triangle is included which is made to the correct radius and makes setting out the base quick and easy
- External ridge height 10' (3.04m)
- Internal eaves height 6'1" (1.85m) at the lowest point inside
- Doorway opening 3'11" wide (1.2m)
- External wall size 10'2"x10'2" (3.1m x 3.1m)
- External roof size 11'6"x11'6" (3.5m x 3.5m)
SCANDINAVIAN REDWOOD OR WHITEWOOD: The most widely used timber in the UK for years, Scandinavian Redwood and Whitewood grow in the well managed forests of Scandinavia and the coldest parts of Northern Europe. The cold climate ensures slow growth. The growth rings are much closer together than faster growing trees from warmer climates. As a result the timber is heavy and durable with a close grain pattern. The wood is seasoned and kiln dried to achieve the correct moisture content before it is machined. Redwood and Whitewood are so similar in appearance and performance that it is difficult to tell the difference. Both are classified as slightly durable and treatment is required for outside use. The forests of Scandinavia and Northern Europe have been responsibly managed on a sustainable basis for centuries so Scandinavian Redwood or Whitewood is an enviromentally friendly choice.
PRESSURE TREATED TIMBER: Pressure treatment is a lifetime preservative treatment. The preservative is forced deep into the timber under pressure in a vacuum and penetrates below the surface. All other treatments apply a coat of stain to the surface of the timber only. With pressure impregnated timber, the chemicals are permanently bonded to the cell structure of the wood at a molecular level. Tanalith E is a widely used water based version so pressure treated wood is often described as tanalised. Pressure treated wood is almost colourless except for a slight green tint caused by the copper content in the preservative. No further preservative treatment is ever needed. However, if you want a coloured finish you can paint over pressure treated or tanalised wood with normal wood preservative in any colour.
TIMBER SLATTED ROOF: This attractive and durable timber roof is ideal for a garden gazebo. It requires little or no maintenance, it provides shade and it can withstand a light shower or even a heavy downpour for a short while. The roof features prefabricated panels which are fixed into substantial hip rafters. Cover battens to each side of the panels reduce rainwater penetration at the edges. The roof angle and the interlocking tongued and grooved roof boards ensure that most rainwater drains away. In prolonged rain some moisture may seep in and drips may occur. Sealing with silicone or mastic will further improve the waterproofing, for example at the edges of the roof panels. The timber is pressure treated so it will last well even if it is never treated from new.
OCTAGONAL BUILDING SIZES: For ease of reference these octagonal gazebos are measured as a rectangle. The first dimension listed is the overall width from side to side and the second dimension is the depth from front to back. The external wall sizes are listed alongside the price. These sizes do not include the roof overhang. Many other suppliers quote the overall roof size which is much larger.