Beams & Framing Range

General

  • All products must be inspected as being fit for intended purpose before installation. ATS Timber Ltd accepts no responsibility for movement or splitting of the timber once received and/or installed.
  • All products must be installed correctly in accordance with the New Zealand Building Code.
  • All fasteners and hardware used in conjunction with the timber must comply with equivalent New Zealand Standards and best industry practices. We recommend the use of stainless steel fasteners and hardware for maximum performance, especially where the product is treated with CCA, LOSP, ACQ or Copper Quat.
  • All timber should remain in its protective packaging until it is ready for installation.
  • Most timber will require some preparation before and/or after installation to achieve a high quality finish.
  • We recommend that all timber products should be installed and securely fastened promptly upon receipt of the goods to minimise any movement that may result from
    them being left loose or in extreme conditions.
  • These are natural products and may be subject to movement and resin bleed especially in hot conditions.
  • We do not recommend the use of dark paints or coatings as this may accentuate movement and splitting of timber, especially if it is exposed to the sun or hot temperatures.

 

Wet Treated Radiata Pine & Macrocarpa

  • For use in fully ventilated and/or outdoor environments.
  • If storage is required until installation, it must be left strapped up and covered for protection from extreme
    heat or weather conditions. Failure to do so could result in splitting, bowing or twisting.
  • Macrocarpa should be coated with an approved coating system to enhance durability. It is an untreated product that will be subject to decay over time if exposed to moisture.
  • Product supplied is deemed fit for purpose. Wet timber products are prone to splitting, bending, warping and twisting as they dry out, especially under hot and dry conditions.

 

Kiln dried Radiata Pine, Douglas Fir and European Spruce

  • Must be protected from any moisture or weather.
  • Should be used in a well ventilated, interior environment and not subject to extreme or prolonged heat as this may accentuate splitting, bowing and twisting.
  • Not recommended for use where exposed to any weather or moisture. If exposed it must be sealed and protected in accordance with New Zealand Building Code practices.
  • These products are supplied to a No.1 Frame grade specification, which includes knots. They are not sanded and sealed. Products will require work before applying coatings.

 

Handling of treated timber

  • Wear a dust mask and protective eye wear when cutting and sanding treated timber.
  • Wear gloves when handling treated timber.
  • Thoroughly wash any skin that has been in contact with treated timber.
  • Dispose of treated timber by ordinary rubbish collection. Do not burn.
  • Any cut ends must be end- sealed before installation.

Boards & Mouldings Range

General

  • All products must be inspected for being fi t-for-purpose before installation. ATS Timber Ltd accepts no responsibility for movement or splitting of the timber once received by the customer and/or installed.
  • All products must be installed correctly in accordance with the New Zealand Building Code.
  • All fasteners and hardware used in conjunction with the timber must comply with equivalent New Zealand Standards and best industry practices. We recommend the use of stainless steel fasteners for maximum performance when used in exterior application. Especially where the product is treated with BCCA, LOSP or ACQ.
  • All timber should remain in its protective packaging until it is ready for installation.
  • Most timber will require some preparation before and/or after installation to achieve a high quality finish.
  • We recommend that all timber products should be installed, securely fastened and supported where required promptly upon receipt of the goods to minimise any movement that may result from them being left loose or in extreme conditions.
  • These are natural products and may be subject to movement and resin bleed especially in hot conditions.
  • We do not recommend the use of dark paints or coatings as this may accentuate movement and splitting of timber, especially if it is exposed to the sun or hot temperatures.
  • Where product is having coatings applied, these must be applied to all faces.

Flooring

  • Timber flooring from ATS Timber is supplied at a level of moisture content between 10 and 15%. This is suitable for normal ambient indoor conditions in
    the New Zealand climate. Areas in the house where there is risk of excessive movement in timber flooring should be avoided or minimised. These include areas exposed to direct sunlight, under floor heating and extremes in moisture.
  • Moisture content and profiling must be checked before installation. No claims will be considered once the product is installed.
  • The building must be completely closed in before laying timber flooring.
  • Any flooring to be installed, particularly in an air-conditioned environment should be strip-stacked in its final environment for approximately two weeks to allow the timber to acclimatise to its surroundings prior to installation.
  • A 10mm expansion gap should be left around all walls.
  • When installed over joists, joins must be made on solid support. All concrete substrates must be sealed.
  • It is recommended to seal all faces, edges and ends before installation.
  • When using nails, always pre-drill.
  • Sanding and finishing should be done as soon as possible after installation.
  • All the above guidelines must be adhered to, to minimise any risk of movement and shrinkage.

Pre-primed Weatherboards & Fascia

  • The primer does not waterproof timber. Pre-primed products must be protected from any exposure to moisture until the
    top coats have been applied. Moisture uptake may result in raised grain and movement.
  • Any weatherboard or fascia supplied as unprimed must be primed prior to installation.
  • Allow adequate expansion gaps between boards.
  • Fill all nail holes and remove any dirt, dust etc.
  • Spot prime & sand until an even surface achieved.
  • Apply two coats of quality top coat.
  • Pre-primed products must be painted within 3 weeks of installation.
  • Prime all cut ends prior to installation.

Handling of treated timber

  • Wear a dust mask and protective eye wear when cutting and
    sanding treated timber.
  • Wear gloves when handling treated timber.
  • Thoroughly wash any skin that has been in contact with treated timber.
  • Dispose of treated timber by ordinary rubbish collection. Do not burn.

 

Disclaimer

This information is a guide only. Professional advice from an industry expert regarding each specific application is recommended.ATS Timber Ltd will not take any responsibility for any product failure where the above Best Practice Guidelines haven’t been fully adhered to.

Users of ATS Timber products should rely on their own professional judgement and skill in determining the appropriateness of the choices and design for New Zealand Building Code compliant systems. ATS Timber Ltd will not be responsible for any loss due to incorrect handling, installation, product care or poor design when using our products.

ATS Timber Ltd takes no responsibility for any recommendations from a third party or reseller of our products unless there has been a prior consultation with us regarding the specific situation.

If for some reason, you are not completely satisfied with the quality of the product, please contact us immediately. We will not accept claims for labour costs to remove or replace products that have been installed.