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Pressure treated shed worth the extra money?

  • 02-04-2015 1:42pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 5,553 ✭✭✭


    I rang my local sawmill who are selling sheds and fence panels.

    I need to replace a panel that blew in over the past few days.

    Also need new shed as the other ones rotting.

    So my question is ... Is pressure treated timber worth the extra money.

    A standard size shed was nearly double the price if it was pressure treated.

    Based on that price I think I'd rather just treat it myself each year.

    Before anyone says it I didn't treat the current wood as it was already gone past repair when I moved in recently so I would treat it if I did go with non pressurised.

    Thanks


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,515 ✭✭✭Outkast_IRE


    I have a pressure treated shed about 15 years now, i have replaced the felt on the roof twice myself, and given it a coat of ronseal or similar about 3 times. It is pretty much in perfect condition, no sign of the timber going in any part of it.

    To me the extra money is probably worth it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,817 ✭✭✭dodzy


    Also need new she as the other ones rotting.
    Thanks
    Yeah, tell me about it :rolleyes::D

    Seriously though, if the only difference is treated vs untreated for the money, then keep the cash and self-treat.


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,375 ✭✭✭✭Alun


    We have some pressure treated fence panels in our garden that have been there since the house was built in 1995, have never been painted / treated in any way, and they're still in perfect condition.

    Personally I'd never bother with non-PT timber for anything that goes into a garden.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,553 ✭✭✭murphyebass


    Pressure treated it is so. Thanks for the help.

    Didn't want to be wasting money but it sounds like a good investment.

    Thanks


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,553 ✭✭✭murphyebass


    dodzy wrote: »
    Yeah, tell me about it :rolleyes::D

    Seriously though, if the only difference is treated vs untreated for the money, then keep the cash and self-treat.

    Good spot.

    You're out voted 2-1 though in the thread.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 205 ✭✭Jimmy_M


    Beware.... if its pressure treated - it may not rot as quick - but you will still have to treat it in some way - The timber will look nice and new and new for about a year but if left unvarnished or painted, it will go that horrible grey "old wood" colour.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,063 ✭✭✭✭Calahonda52


    Jimmy_M wrote: »
    Beware.... if its pressure treated - it may not rot as quick - but you will still have to treat it in some way - The timber will look nice and new and new for about a year but if left unvarnished or painted, it will go that horrible grey "old wood" colour.

    Yes but its purely cosmetic treatment as opposed to doing it with either the right stuff which is pretty toxic or else using some snake oil stuff that is eco friendly :D

    OP: spend they mula now and as long as its not in standing water or continuously wet it will last a long time

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  • Registered Users Posts: 21,375 ✭✭✭✭Alun


    Jimmy_M wrote: »
    Beware.... if its pressure treated - it may not rot as quick - but you will still have to treat it in some way - The timber will look nice and new and new for about a year but if left unvarnished or painted, it will go that horrible grey "old wood" colour.
    One person's "grey old wood colour" is another person's "nicely weathered".


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