Timber Coating & Treatment

We specialise in the factory application of timber coatings and treatments, meaning timber arrives on site factory finished in your chosen coating system ready to install. We understand that every project has its own unique requirements based on a range of factors such as location, climate, elevation, and desired finish to name a few. As a result, we offer coating systems from the world’s leading timber coatings manufacturers, allowing us to offer the most suitable coating system for every project. 

We work with timber suppliers, architects, developers, constructors, and homeowners in order to assist in the specification of timber products and the coating system applied. Our team will help you specify the most suitable timber species, surface finish, coating / treatment applied, and offer advice on design and instillation. We also work with the coating manufacturer to provide maintenance plans in order to ensure the long-term performance of the coating and prolong the life of the timber. 

Our Process

We operate a bespoke vacuum coater at James E Hatch & Son. We have found that this is the best and most effective method for coating timber on all four sides as well as providing long-lasting results. Operating a vacuum coater allows us to carefully monitor and adjust a wide range of settings in order to achieve the finest possible finish.

As the timber passes through the machine it is coated on all four sides.  Coating the timber on all four sides greatly improves the durability and protection of the timber. 

In order to improve the adhesion and absorption of the coating or treatment, we sand the face prior to coating. This opens the grain of the timber and increases the performance of the coating once finished. We produce a range of surface finishes on the timber prior to coating or treatment, this ranges from planed, structured and sawn face. This range of surface finishes allows us to offer our customers a wide variety of options in order to meet their design specification.

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We offer coating systems from the world’s leading timber coatings manufacturers, allowing us to offer the most suitable coating system for every project. 

 

Our Projects

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