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Truwood Triplochiton scleroxylon
Thermally modified Ayous
Country of Origin
Mainly used for
Fencing & screens
Fencing & screens
Thermally Treated, Clear Grade, Low Density Hardwood
EUROPE’S FAVOURITE MODIFIED TIMBER CLADDING
Truwood® offers durability, stability and aesthetics in a wholly natural and renewable product.
Truwood® is Codemark certified for use with Cedarscreen - Vertical, Rusticated, Bevel Back and Board and Batten Weatherboard Systems.
Cedarscreen systems have been developed to offer several timbers for compliant use. These include Truwood® - a thermally modified timber, Western Red Cedar and Larch.
Rosenfeld Kidson can now offer Truwood®. This stunning product is a thermally modified, clear grade, low density hardwood, sourced from well‑managed forests. The thermal treatment provides a rich Teak coloured timber with great properties of durability and stability without any chemical treatment, resins or glues – just heat and wood.
Truwood is produced from a timber called Ayous, using the latest thermal modiﬁcation technology, which involves applying heat at 160 - 230°C, water vapour and pressure to the timber.
Modified timbers are making an increasing inroad into the construction industry, as availability increases and their benefits are realised. Truwood offers increased durability, stability and aesthetics in a renewable timber that is readily available in clear, long lengths. This product is considered the most popular modified cladding timber in Europe.
Truwood carries a Durability Class 2 and is considered more durable than other naturally durable cladding types available. Truwood is also very stable, due to the modiﬁcation process. Since the cell structure of modiﬁed wood absorbs less water, the equilibrium moisture content of the timber is also reduced. Improved dimensional stability reduces movement in service such as cupping, as well as splitting and checking around ﬁxings.
Truwood is an excellent choice for cladding and is available in a wide range of 19mm thick vertical and horizontal weatherboard proﬁles. The timber is proﬁled in accordance with NZS3617 and Branz Bulletin 411, with both vertical and horizontal proﬁles compatible with all standard Rosenfeld Kidson system details. It is the ideal cladding solution where less frequent maintenance is required.
An additional beneﬁt of the reduced movement in service is the increased performance of coatings. Rosenfeld Kidson coat Truwood Sansin PrecisionCoat WoodForce. WoodForce is a durable, low VOC stain, containing top quality pigments, providing a very natural finish, as well as exceptional water repellency and protection.
Truwood also is well suited to many other applications. Its relative low density makes it great for window frames, door, sliders, garage doors, louvres and gates, as well as other internal joinery applications.
For more information and/or a sample please feel free to contact our sales team who would be happy to assist.