Laminated wood is impermeable to moisture and pollution.
Caps on the top of each post and anchors on covers further protect the wood from direct contact with water at the cut edges. This has made it possible to use treatment products with a lower concentration of active ingredients than before, reducing their environmental impact.
Laminated wood is made of strips of solid wood (pine or Scots pine) that are glued together.
It is a highly resistant material.
This makes it ideal for upright elements that must bear heavy loads.
It is a dimensionally stable material, which maintains a constant thickness even over time and in the face of climatic variations.
Its impermeability to moisture and pollution reduces maintenance costs and guarantees structural durability.
This is further reinforced by:
- Autoclave treatment of the laminated wood that provides thorough protection against attacks by fungi, insects and termites.
- A wood stain treatment that waterproofs the wood and protects it against UV light.
It is suitable for complex shapes: curved, rounded, square.
The wood is free of defects (pits or splits) as these are spotted and then sawed off the strips prior to their use.
There are no splinters, so there is no risk of injury and it feels pleasant to the touch.
WHAT ABOUT THE PLANET?
A reduced impact on the environment thanks to:
. the use of wood from sustainably managed forests according to the PEFC standard.
. 100% of the wood is guaranteed to be recycled.
. the use of low-concentration wood treatment products.