ThermoWood® cladding for Tower Wood educational centre

ThermoWood® cladding for Tower Wood educational centre

Over 300m2 of ThermoWood® cladding pre-finished with Sansin SDF HT has been supplied by Silva Timber to Tower Wood, Lancashire County Council's Outdoor Educational Centre, Windermere.

Tower Wood provides outdoor adventure experiences for a wide range of ages and groups. Due to the location, humidity is a concern for algae growth and moisture damage to any exposed timber.

ThermoWood® is known for high durability and physical stability. However as with all wood, it is susceptible to weathering once exposed to UV rays or moisture. In light of these issues, protecting the ThermoWood® with a suitable wood finish was essential to ensuring the longevity of the wood in exterior applications.

Sansin SDF HT was chosen as the wood care solution as it is designed to be highly water-repellent, Sansin SDF HT allows wood to breathe, preventing moisture from getting trapped in the wood and causing damage.

Graham Avery of Silva Timber commented, “With the project’s proximity to water and the specification of ThermoWood®, it was important that the timber was protected from the outset against weathering and algae growth.

“It is refreshing working with clients such as Lancashire County Council who truly understood the need for protecting wood. For too long the timber industry has been hampered by misinformation about the use of timber cladding.

“Through meetings and site visits we were able to find the right colour tone (Autumn Gold), which blends in perfectly with the surrounding environment. The beauty of Tower Wood’s design is now safe guarded for years of performance against the elements.”

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