Landscaping

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Cypress is a durable timber with high termite resistance, making it ideal for landscaping applications such as retaining walls, bollards, fencing, edging and playground structures. Cypress is a Durability Class 1 timber (above ground), and a Durability Class 2 timber for in-ground applications.

Cypress is naturally durable (ie: no preservative treatment) due to its high oil/resin content. Even so,  there is no leaching, hence concrete, brickwork and paving are not subject to staining.

For our standard sizes of sawn cypress (unseasoned), refer to Data Sheet below.

Being unseasoned, it is recommended that cypress be end sealed immediately after docking, to reduce end splitting, with "Mobilcer 'M' Wax Emulsion" by Mobil Oil Australia or similar.
If material is to be coated (eg: oil, paint, etc) then this coating can be used as an end sealer.
This can be applied liberally and may require several coats.

For in-ground applications, it is recommended that the docked end be coated with Bituminous paint or a preservative treatment.

Cypress used in landscaping applications may be dressed, however in external applications, experience has shown that sawn cypress provides a greater long term weathering ability, a better surface 'key' for coatings, and is less prone to surface checking than dressed cypress.

For information on the installation of cypress, refer to  Hints on Fixing Cypress.

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Data Sheets

Structural

 
   
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