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Wood

Wood is a natural, living material whose dimensions, appearance, mass, shape and hue can change, without changing the properties or the functionality and quality of the product.

The species of wood

Conifers

Conifers of Northern Europe, Scots Pine and spruce are robust wood species that require treatment against mould and insects.
The Nordic pine and Nordic Spruce are even more robust species that grow more slowly, above the 57th parallel and also need to be treated.

  • Wood that is subject to poor weather without being exposed to constant humidity.
  • Wood in contact with the ground and soft water, and subject to frequent damp.
  • Clean with water once every year against any traces of moss.
  • Restore colour with a brightener and apply 2 new coats of aqueous wood stain once per year on stained products.
“A natural, timeless appearance that is equally adapted to a modern or traditional garden.”

Julia
Forest-Style

Composite

A material made from plastic resins (polyethylene in this case) and natural fibres (in this case bamboo). The colour of the composite only changes over the first few months of installation.
After a few months, the hue becomes fixed.

  • Clean with soapy water once every year against any traces of moss.
  • Does not require oil, stain or paint.

In order to use the boards safely, we have carried out a range of tests according to the standards in force:

  • Mechanical tests (impacts, bending, …)
  • Ageing tests (freezing/thawing, light, …)
  • As well as fungal tests

Exotic

Exotic woods (yellow balau in this case), are very dense species, which are naturally durable.

  • This species is naturally Category IV and requires no treatment.
  • Clean with water once every year against any traces of moss.
  • Can be protected with oil.

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A living material

  • KNOTS

    This is part of the natural appearance of wood. Their size and position varies according to the origin. They do not affect the solidity or the durability of the product.

  • RESINS

    Resins are held at the heart of the wood and can rise to the surface naturally or following treatment with an autoclave. Scrape it off gently to avoid damaging the product.

  • GREYING

    This "ash grey" hue, caused by exposure to UV can be overcome using a brightener and by applying an appropriate product.

  • CRACKS

    Changes in temperature or humidity can lead to cracks appearing that do not affect the quality of the product.

  • SALT STAINS

    These are light green stains that can arise after autoclaving. They can be removed with light sponging.

  • MOULD

    Our products are treated to prevent fungus. However, microscopic fungus can appear on the surface. Remove it simply by brushing.

  • MARKS LEFT BY INSECTS

    There may be small traces left by insects in exotic woods that remain after cutting, but these have no affect on the quality of the product.

  • VARIATIONS IN HUES

    These differences caused by autoclaving or the origin of the wood will even out over time.

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