What does planed mean? Timber or wood is available in either a sawn state which means it is rough and prone to splinters, or it is available planed which means the timber is passed through a planer or four cutter machine which planes all four sides of the board to a smooth finish. The benefit of planed timber apart from the obvious less splinters which makes it easier to work with, is that you can really appreciate the grain of the material and can easily paint it to a smooth finish.
PAR stands for planed all round materials meaning all edges have gone through the above processed. Our planed timbers include treated and untreated materials. Untreated materials are suitable for use inside for DIY projects however they can be used outside if you decide to treat them yourself with a good quality timber paint system. Ideally if you are looking to work with planed materials outside then choose from our C16 range of tanalised timber. Any cuts to the wood will need to be retreated with Ronseal End Grain Preserve or similar. Also suitable for external use is our range of wood claddings Available in planed and sawn they are perfect for any external cladding requirements and are also available with a good quality base coat which can be painted over if required.
Machine round poles are planed round and have a multitude of landscaping uses from retaining walls to play equipment and more recently our customers have been using them to build wind farms and paintball courses! We also have a range of beautifully stylish planed newel posts treated to UC3 out of ground contact and UC4 in ground contact.