Treated vs Non Treated Timber | Simone TV: Episode 14
On this episode, I’m talking about… green timber?
A frame that has recently been installed onto a slab can be a few different colours. Sometimes it is steel and will be blue or grey looking. It may simply look like wood. Or it might be green. The questions is: why is the timber green?
Treated Timber Frames
Well, let me tell you this green timber is treated pine. This is used as an extra termite barrier to protect your house against termites and this is actually sprayed on the timber. As you can see now that is the end of the grain of the timber. So this is not actually right throughout the pine but it is just sprayed as a layer over the top of the plank. When you have like chippies, and plumbers cut in through the timber this protection does not go straight to your home.
Now this can run an extra cost about 5% or 7% on your actual frame. I recommend not to use this on its own, you would probably use it with other termite protections. Now, there are whole heap of other termite protections but that is not what this video is about we would cover that in later video.
You do not have to go for this you can just go with the normal pine. You do not have to do anything. I hope that help you out. If you have comments leave them below. Thanks for watching. Bye for now.