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JSC TMT® Thermally Modified Timber

About JSC TMT® 

Thermal modification of timber is now globally recognised as a low environmental impact method of preserving timber for use in outdoor environments. Despite being proven over many years in contemporary European homes and commercial buildings, it is a relatively new process to the New Zealand market.

Thermal modification is a conceptually simple process - suitable timbers are subjected to high temperatures using heat and steam in a controlled environment without the use of any chemicals

The Thermal modification process permanently alters the cell structure which enhances the physical properties of the timber. The result of this is that the timber has a greatly reduced capacity to absorb moisture. With the reduction of moisture absorption, the timber is much less susceptible to cupping, expansion, contraction or distortion caused by seasonal changes in the environment. 

The TMT process removes nutrients from the wood thereby eliminating the food source for insects and fungi making it particularly resistant to decay. In summary, thermal modification is an environmentally friendly process resulting in an exceptionally stable, highly durable, and aesthetically pleasing timber – all desirable properties for bespoke cladding profiles.

JSC TMT® offers a selection of Thermally Modified Timbers, clear and feature grades, that have been specifically sourced for the New Zealand market based on their versatility, durability, aesthetic properties, and environmental credentials. 

The Key Properties and Benefits

  • Enhanced durability and exceptional dimensional stability
  • Able to accept darker coatings with a significant reduction in dimensional movement
  • Low susceptibility to fungal decay
  • Consistent, aesthetically pleasing colour
  • Easily workable and easy to maintain
  • Species featuring sound knots offer an architectural feature 

JSC TMT® Product Range

JSC has a selection of thermally modified timbers available. Ranging from interesting feature grades to clearer grades that have minimal natural rustic characteristics. Due to the thermally modified process that the timbers undergo, they all come in rich brown tones and are suitable for a variety of interior and exterior applications such as exterior claddings, interior linings, battens and more depending on the species you choose. 

Like any natural timber, the thermally modified timbers will eventually weather to shades of grey when subjected to the environmental elements of temperature, moisture, and UV rays. Therefore, the use of a premium grade oil stain with a UV protectant is recommended to maintain the looks of the product. The JSC TMT® products take both oil and water-based coatings well.

Speak to the JSC team today to enquire about the JSC TMT® offerings.

JSC actively work on bringing exciting new products to help you reshape the NZ landscape. Keep an eye out for new offerings!

About JSC TMT® 

Thermal modification of timber is now globally recognised as a low environmental impact method of preserving timber for use in outdoor environments. Despite being proven over many years in contemporary European homes and commercial buildings, it is a relatively new process to the New Zealand market.

Thermal modification is a conceptually simple process - suitable timbers are subjected to high temperatures using heat and steam in a controlled environment without the use of any chemicals

The Thermal modification process permanently alters the cell structure which enhances the physical properties of the timber. The result of this is that the timber has a greatly reduced capacity to absorb moisture. With the reduction of moisture absorption, the timber is much less susceptible to cupping, expansion, contraction or distortion caused by seasonal changes in the environment. 

The TMT process removes nutrients from the wood thereby eliminating the food source for insects and fungi making it particularly resistant to decay. In summary, thermal modification is an environmentally friendly process resulting in an exceptionally stable, highly durable, and aesthetically pleasing timber – all desirable properties for bespoke cladding profiles.

JSC TMT® offers a selection of Thermally Modified Timbers, clear and feature grades, that have been specifically sourced for the New Zealand market based on their versatility, durability, aesthetic properties, and environmental credentials. 

The Key Properties and Benefits

  • Enhanced durability and exceptional dimensional stability
  • Able to accept darker coatings with a significant reduction in dimensional movement
  • Low susceptibility to fungal decay
  • Consistent, aesthetically pleasing colour
  • Easily workable and easy to maintain
  • Species featuring sound knots offer an architectural feature 

JSC TMT® Product Range

JSC has a selection of thermally modified timbers available. Ranging from interesting feature grades to clearer grades that have minimal natural rustic characteristics. Due to the thermally modified process that the timbers undergo, they all come in rich brown tones and are suitable for a variety of interior and exterior applications such as exterior claddings, interior linings, battens and more depending on the species you choose. 

Like any natural timber, the thermally modified timbers will eventually weather to shades of grey when subjected to the environmental elements of temperature, moisture, and UV rays. Therefore, the use of a premium grade oil stain with a UV protectant is recommended to maintain the looks of the product. The JSC TMT® products take both oil and water-based coatings well.

Speak to the JSC team today to enquire about the JSC TMT® offerings.

JSC actively work on bringing exciting new products to help you reshape the NZ landscape. Keep an eye out for new offerings!

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