The Climbing Frame Factory

+44 (0)330 808 0579

The Climbing Frame Factory

+44 (0)330 808 0579

The Climbing Frame Factory

+44 (0)330 808 0579

Timber information

What are typical wood characteristics?

Wood is a natural and sustainable raw material. During the growth process each tree develops it’s own characteristic features. Typical wood features such as branches a grains make each piece of wood a genuine one of a kind. The distinctive natural features are deliberately accepted and do not constitute a defect.

Should I paint the wood?

No, you do not need to paint the wood. The wood of our climbing frames is impregnated and therefore weatherproof.

Why high pressure treated wood for climbing frames?

Wickey deliberately choses pressure treated wood because of the many advantages compared to natural wood. The child- and environment friendly pressure treated wood is also used in professional, public areas.

  • No tedious grinding and annual painting
  • Increases the life of the wood
  • Protects against weathering, rot, mildew and fungi
  • No expensive coating colour needed
  • Saves time, effort and money

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Salt efflorescence

Salt efflorescence

  • Superficial white to brownish spots
  • Mixture of existing resin and ingredients of boiler pressure impregnation
  • Fades over time due to the weather

Tip: Strongly affected areas can be easily sanded!


White spots

White spots

  • During storage, superficial stains and mold may develop
  • Not a health risk
  • Fades over time due to the weather

Tip: Easy removal by wiping with a cloth!


Cracks and branches

Cracks and branches

  • Branches, grains and markers belong to the characteristics of the wood
  • Dry cracking is permitted according to DIN 4074

Tip: Cracks with ¼ of the length and ¼ of the width are statistically harmless!


Swelling and shrinking

Swelling and shrinking

  • Volume change due to moisture absorption/drying is typical of the wood
  • To ensure accurate assembly, not all wooden parts are pre-drilled due to wood movement

Tip: Unpack your wood directly and let it dry for at least 2 days!


Impregnation

Impregnation

  • Enviroment and child-friendly boiler pressure impregnated wood (Wolmanit® CX)
  • Impregnation is pressed with water into the wood

Tip: Due to the impregnation, painting is not necessary!