NATURAL PINEWOOD WITH THERMORY’S QUALITY
Benchmark Thermo-Pine sets a new standard for softwood cladding. Thermal modification makes pinewood more durable and stable and emphasises its warm golden brown colour and characteristic knot pattern. All this without any chemicals.
We offer a wide range of profiles, including profiles for concealed fixing, ensuring a flawless finish and making cladding installation super easy.
Thermally modified wood is a natural, durable and environmentally friendly choice.
High durability and beautiful knots
Our Benchmark Thermo-Pine is highly valued for designing both homes and public spaces
Why choose Benchmark Thermo-Pine wall cladding?
- You should choose Thermory Benchmark Thermo-Pine wall cladding if you enjoy the rusticity characteristic to pine wood but desire a more durable result.
- Thermal modification increases the biological durability of pine (class 2), which is extremely important for outdoor use.
- Thermally modified wood has a lower moisture absorption capability and rate and less moisture-induced deformation as a result. It is therefore a great choice for outdoor use.
- Thermal modification adds a beautiful golden brown tone to pine.
- In addition to being durable, our thermally modified pine is environmentally friendly, as thermal modification is chemical-free and the waste generated is not harmful to the environment.
- We offer Thermo-Pine that bears the Nordic Swan Ecolabel. This means that the wood originates from responsibly managed forests, is free of chemicals and is extremely durable when used outdoors.
Additional options for flawless finish and easy installation
Standard selection of Benchmark Thermo-Pine products:
Our standard products offer more flexible purchase volumes and shorter delivery times. The rest of our products are made to order.
Request additional information on minimum quantities and delivery terms.
Pine has good mechanical properties
Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) is a coniferous tree of the pine family, widespread in Europe and Asia.
Nordic pine is highly valued for its good mechanical properties. High-quality material is characterised by annual rings of even width. Pine is well-suited for thermal modification, becoming significantly more durable and stable in the course of the process and acquiring a beautiful golden brown colour.
The colour of the wood will change over the course of time
Thermal modification makes the natural tone of pine a beautiful golden brown. A brushed finish will further highlight the depth and pattern of the wood.
As with any other wood, the surface of thermally modified pine will acquire a natural silver grey colour over time. This process starts immediately after the products are installed and can take a few months to several years depending on how much UV light they are exposed to. The durability of the boards is not affected.
If you would like to preserve the tone of thermally modified wood, we recommend oiling the boards once a year using a UV-resistant oil.
Wall cladding maintenance To oil or not to oil?
Thermally modified wall cladding does not necessarily require surface treatment. However, if you would like to preserve or change the tone of thermally modified wood, we recommend oiling the boards before installation using UV-resistant oil and repeating the oiling process every 3 years. The oil should be applied only to clean, level, dust-free surfaces. Before applying oil to the whole cladding, test it on a small piece of wood using a small quantity of oil. Observe the oil manufacturer’s instructions.
Four recommendations for installing Benchmark Thermo-Pine wall cladding
The right installation techniques are extremely important to make your panelling last for a long time.
- For the substructure, we recommend using joists of thermally modified pine of durability class 2. This way the substructure will endure just as long as the panelling itself.
- Choose PaCS Clad, B1-1, T6, Tiga or Dekora clip fastenings to create a facade without screw-holes and visible screws.
- If you decide to use screws for fixing the wall cladding, we recommend pre-drilling the screw-holes in the boards to avoid splitting the wood with screws. The diameter of the drill bit must be approximately 1 mm bigger than the screw diameter.
- By choosing wall cladding with matching tongue-and-groove ends, you can install boards of different lengths with the least possible time, material costs and labour input. Any two boards do not necessarily have to meet directly over a joist.