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 C    Kaljon Balustrading and Staircases  -  2019

Acetylated Pinus Radiata

Accoya starts its life as Radiata Pine and goes through an acetylation treatment to cancel out free hydroxil groups in the timber which cause it to absorb and release water. This makes the timber extremely stable, excellent to finish and the most durable of timbers to use against the elements. As it comes from a fast growing tree, it is classified as one of the most sustainable timbers.

Price: *****

Internal Use: Excellent

External Use: Excellent

Common Uses: All External Timber Work.

S.A. Pine

Pinus Pinaster

Pine is a fast growing softwood which is usually pale yellow in colour. It has hard knots running intermittently along its length. It is an inexpensive wood used for internal purposes only, and is usually used when painting is required, however it takes well to staining and oil finishes.

Price: *

Internal Use: Fair

External Use: Not Recommended

Common Uses: Balustrades, Newel Posts, Risers, Skirting, Staircase Stringers

H4 CCA Pine

Pinus Pinaster

Chromated Copper Arsenate (CCA) is a timber preservative used in pressure treated pine to help the wood against decay, fungi and insect infection. It subsequently becomes a good timber to use against the elements but still requires adequate sealing techniques to be used. Once treated the pine is left with a green tint, which most users like to paint over completely.

Price: **

Internal Use: Fair

External Use: Good

Common Uses, External Staircases, Balustrades, Decking Substructures, In houses with previous insect infestation.

Saligna

Eucalyptus Saligna

Saligna is a hardwood with a colour ranging from almost white to a light pink. The timber however does go through an aging process over time in which it turns a light caramel-brown colour. It can be finished in a wide variety of ways showcasing its natural grain. Is a good value for money timber.

Price: **

Internal Use: Moderate

External Use: Fair

Common Uses: Treads, Staircase Stringers, Flooring, Counter Tops,

Meranti

Shorea Acuminata

Meranti is a highly versatile and good value for money timber that has a light pink-grey to medium red-brown colour. It has a straight, fibrous grain. It is good for internal and semi-external use. Due to its naturally dark nature it is predominantly stained mid to dark colours.

Price: ***

Internal Use: Good

External Use: Moderate

Common Uses: Stair Cladding, Treads, Risers, Balustrades, Newel Posts, Staircase Stringers, Skirting,

Oak

Quercus Genus

Oak is one of the most widely used hardwoods due to its strength, prominent grain and ability to be finished. Its light colour provides a prefect platform for staining or oiling to a wide variety of colours. American Oak is lighter with a more even pale to light brown colour, whilst European Oak tends to have a more close knit grain, and darker heartwood.

Price: ****

Internal Use: Very Good (except for areas with high changes in humidity)

External Use: Moderate

Common Uses: Stair Cladding, Treads, Handrails, Balustrades, Newel Posts,

Kiaat

Pterocarpus Angloensis

Kiaat is a stunning timber with colour ranging from medium reds to golden browns, but with a highly contrasting, almost white sapwood. It is a very hard and stable timber, which makes it perfect for uses in high traffic areas as well as above ground external use.

Price: ****

Internal Use: Excellent

External Use: Good

Common Uses: Stair Cladding, Treads, Handrails, Balustrades, Newel Posts,

Iroko

Milicia Excelsa

Iroko is a beautiful hardwood with a rich caramel colour. Due to its high density it is a very well wearing timber, and finishes extremely well. It also has excellent weathering properties  making it a good alternative timber to be used externally.

Price: *****

Internal Use: Excellent

External Use: Very Good

Common Uses: Stair Cladding, Treads, Handrails, Balustrades, Newel Posts,

Balau

Shorea Spp.

Balau is classified as one of the most dense and durable timbers in the world making it an excellent choice to use against the elements. Freshly machined it is a pale brown colour but if left untreated with age turns to a silver grey colour.

Price: *****

Internal Use: Good

External Use: Excellent

Common Uses: All External Timber Work.

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