Set in 12 acres of lawns and woodland on the banks for Windemere in the Lake district, Tower Wood provides outdoor adventure experiences for a wide range of ages and groups. Locating the centre in such a position posed a concern over algae growth and moisture damage to any exposed timber.
Protecting the ThermoWood with a suitable wood finish was essential to ensure the longevity of the wood.
Lancashire County Council’s in-house Architects team took advantage of Silva Timber’s pre-finishing service, coating all four sides of the wood in optimal factory conditions ready for immediate installation once onsite, significantly reducing labour time. All boards were sanded to ensure maximum penetration and an overall consistent finish.
Graham Avery from Silva Timber:
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.
Lancashire County Council understood the need for protecting wood. For too long the timber industry has been hampered by misinformation about the use of timber cladding. Leaving timber to weather can cause serious damage to the cell structure. Fortunately, Silva Timber have a range of solutions to help make the most of timber.
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.
Silva Timber Products,
Unit 4, Albright Road,
Phone: 0151 495 3111
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