Belgian-based timber treaters CIBB has launched a new entry into the UK fencing market at the AFI Timber In Ground Contact conference, held at the beginning of November.
At the event, CIBB spoke to delegates about both DURA² and STRONGLIFEWOOD fencing products, which have been adopted in France, Belgium and The Netherlands as alternatives to Creosote-treated posts.
Even before the use of Creosote was banned in France, the company recognised the need to build confidence in alternatives. DURA² was adopted by the equestrian market and is said to offer a long service life thanks to the patented process based on Tanalith® E wood preservative and a Tanalith® colour system.
Following this, the company has developed STRONGLIFEWOOD for the most exposed and harshest conditions. Posts are treated with Tanasote® wood preservative and are said to provide an average life of 40 years.
CIBB Director, Corneel Lenaers, attended the AFI Timber In Ground Contact conference and listened to the concerns raised by UK fencing contractors. They said:
“CIBB has nearly 60 years of experience in treating timber and is keen to share this experience with the UK market. We produce an annual volume of 200,000 m³ of high-pressure treated wood and approximately 15,000 m³ of Creosoted wood.
“Like the fencing contractors we spoke with, we are keen to replace Creosote and are confident that with DURA² and STRONGLIFEWOOD we are bringing two viable, long-term options to the UK fencing market.”