Log Cabin Tanalised Bearers
Bearers are lengths of wood which are placed on top of your base. The log cabin is then built on top of them. Bearers lift the cabin off the base and so it is not in contact with the ground or any surface water. We also run damp proof material along the top of the tanalised bearers when we construct our cabins to further reduce any moisture reaching the bottom logs. It is a good idea to do the same if you are building your own log cabin.
Tanalising is a treatment for external wood including wood which will be in contact with the ground. Tanalising offers long term protection against fungal decay and insect attack greatly extending the life expectancy of the wood.
During the tanalising process the timber is held in a vaccum tank to remove any excess moisture, the chamber is then flooded with the tanalising chemicals and high pressure is applied forcing the chemicals to penetrate the timber.
Tanalised timber starts off a greenish or honey brown colour and will eventually fade off to a silver grey after long term exposure to UV light.