Haldane UK has demonstrated its breadth of timber machining expertise with the restoration of 8 timber columns for the entrance to a Victorian property in Aberdeen.
The existing columns were showing severe signs of rotting and were compromising the structural integrity of the entrance area.
Haldane manufactured the timber columns from D30 structural grade American White Oak which is kiln dried to deliver an 11% moisture content.
To deliver the size of the 250mm diameter columns which tapered down to 210mm, Haldane laminated up smaller blocks of American White Oak with additional screws and dowlings for additional strength.
The components were then turned in Haldane UK’s 24,000 sq facility in Scotland before being installed on site and primed by their inhouse installation team.
Haldane is one of the UK’s largest industrial woodturners with their unique capability to turn sections of timber up to 1900mm in length and up to 500mm in diameter.
However their experience and expertise in specifying timber to suit the environment and usage of each projects was instrumental in delivering the optimum solution.
Haldane UK’s Managing Director, Forrester Adam, explained “Woodturning has been a core solution throughout our 70 year history from the days where we used to manufacture spinning wheels and components. Our experience and machining capacity is one of the largest in the UK and has enabled us to manufacture large woodturnings for projects such as Euro Disney, Blue water Shopping Centre and major hotel contracts across the UK.”
He continued, “Iroko is normally specified for external projects, however D30 structural grade Oak is actually one of the most durable timbers on the market. But as with any external timber application, the finished product will need to be correctly treated and maintained to protect the timber and maintain structural strength.”
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