Timber preservation (natural solid timber)

3.3.5Treatment of cut surfaces

Timber which has been preservative treated and cut shall be retreated on the cut surfaces.

Timber should not be cut after treatment, but where this is unavoidable, all such surfaces should be retreated with a suitable colour tinted preservative, to enable confirmation that re-treatment has occurred. Only in situations where colour tinting will affect the appearance of the timber fixed to the home will clear preservatives be acceptable.

Applied preservatives should be compatible with the original treatment.