Have you considered, when purchasing your next wendy house, what you need to know to compare price and value for money?
Timbacore strives to provide all their clientele with quality products that are value for money. You can choose to let us manufacture and install for you, ask us to manufacture and you install, or you can DIY with quality timber supplies and products from our timberyard and retail shop.
How familiar are you with Wendy houses, or do you prefer to make your purchases on a phone?
Let’s make one thing very clear. You have to see the product prior to buying it, and, you have to familiarise yourself with the product. Most people tend to only discover problems associated with a product when it is too late.
As there are no specifications set out for wooden cabins or Wendy houses as they are so often called, it is easy to end up on the bad end of a deal with little or no recourse.
With all the above in mind, we would like to share with you what we believe should be the specifications and ultimately, what you, as a client should look out for.
You get roof sheets and then you get roof sheets! There is a product on the market aptly named by some a ‘one year roof sheet’, which is 0.3mm thick and lasts approximately one year. At Timbacore, our roof sheets are Colorbond and Zincalume sheets and they are all 0.47mm thick.
These come with a supplier guarantee of 15 years. (We are also willing to work with other types depending on a customers preference, of course.)
Timber should be CCA pressure treated to H2 at the very least. Timbacore however prefer to use H3. For example, on a typical pitch roof you have purlins at approximately 600cc onto rafters at 600mm cc, as shown in photo.
Timber frames for the walls
Once again, the timber should be CCA pressure treated to at least H2, and once again we prefer using H3 treated wood. The frame consists of vertical studs at 600cc and with top and bottom frames, as shown in photo.
The wall cladding may be Timber or Fibre Cement (Nutec or Shera board, nicknamed Handy Plank or Planking 8 or 9 x 150mm), however take note they all need to have a proper frame as depicted.
The Timber Cladding must be CCA pressure treated H3 (not H2, as H2 is only for inside use) and also could be painted or Wood sealed on the outside to further protect against weathering. We have a wide range of Timber cladding, Loglap, Halflog, Shiplap, Flat weather board and Rustic cladding fixed with Gun Nails. We offer both Nutec and Shera board “handy plank”, fixed with stainless steel screws.
The 22mm tongue and groove flooring should be CCA pressure treated to at least H3, fixed onto floor joists which should be no more than 600mm apart. Remember, our roofsheets hold a 15 year guarantee and our timber a 20 year, SABS approved, supplier warranty against rotting, beetles etc.
Timbacore is widely known within the industry and Westen Cape homeowners for quality, value for money and outstanding service.
Timbacore only does business with sawmills that vet their products. Long term relationships with select sawmills and importers mean that we are proud to uphold the guarantee we offer.
“Chat to our experienced staff who will gladly assist with your project,
saving you money and helping you get it right the first time.”
As the owner of Timbacore, Nathaniel Roberts personally handles the majority of sketches and designs for custom orders. The Timbacore team are all highly skilled at their carpentry trades and have the ability to offer recommendations on the type of timber to be used for a project, the hardware required, the correct application of products e.g. insulation and cladding, as well as spatial constraints or layout challenges. It’s all about the attention to detail, great service and the right product for the job, ensuring quality results.
Timbacore’s success is testament to the Company’s commitment to putting their customers first and providing quality, guaranteed timber products and projects.
For more information visit our website, or visit our showroom where we will gladly assist you.