Our range of pressure treated slats is perfect for those clients who wish to create their own screening, fencing, planters, etc. The slats can be left as they are treated for outdoor use or should you wish to, you can stain them to a colour of your choice.
The slats are profiled to 44mm x 17mm and are planed smooth on all four sides, they have eased (slightly rounded) corners to give a premium finish to the timber, this will give a much higher quality look to any project overusing say a rough sawn slat or roofing batten.
This timber is pine, which is a naturally knotty timber when compared to other timbers such as our Western Red Cedar but offers a much lower cost option that can still give a great modern and contemporary look to your project.
Wondering how many slats you need to order?
Well, this would depend on the gap you want to use between them, with our slats being slightly wider than most on the market we have found that around 10-12mm works best, but this is just our opinion, this is your project so you decide what works best for you.
If you were looking to build a panel around 1.8m (6ft) high then you would need 32 slats, this is based on using a 12mm gap, we would also recommend a couple extra to run vertically on the rear, these keep the gaps between the slats even and consistent, so 34 slats in total. Want a smaller gap of say 6mm? then you’d want around 36, plus the 2 for the rear 38 in total.
As much as our timber is a quality product, it’s a natural product, knots, small chips, marking or scuffing can be quite common, any making is easily rectified with a little light sanding and knots or small chips usually solved by turning the slat so you have a good face side.
But to avoid any delays in finishing your project, we suggest adding some extra slats to your order, if you order the exact amount and find you have a couple that has a knot you do not like, or one that has worked loose, or something similar, then this will only slow your project down and potentially cost more money in extra delivery costs and replacement product.
Remember nature grew the tree and it didn’t check it with a spirit level while it was growing, allow for the odd quirk, bow or knot, order some additional just in case. We cannot guarantee that every slat will be perfect and therefore we cannot replace a slat because of something that is a natural occurrence.