Wood from Lugarde, where does it come from?
10 January 2020| News| Dylan
Garden houses are becoming more and more popular, you see them often in the garden. There are many different types of garden houses, large, small, a garden house with eight corners, an oval garden house, a pentagonal garden house. The most famous one is still the square and rectangular garden house.
Wooden garden houses are very different from each other, there are many different types of wood used for garden houses. At Lugarde we only use one type of wood for your garden house. We use spruce. It is a quality wood that lasts a long time. Of course a good treatment is also part of this, we’ll tell you more about that later. First let’s tell you all about our quality wood.
Spruce garden houses from Lugarde
Our high quality wood comes from countries with a colder climate. Our trees grow in the north of Europe. Because of the colder climate the trees grow a bit slower. A slower growth ensures that the trees get fine annual rings, this gives the wood of your garden house an even and very strong structure.
We plant our trees ourselves and when the trees are big enough we cut them down. For each tree we cut down, we plant more in return. This means that for every ten trees that are cut down, twelve are re-planted. When the trees arrive in our factory, they will be dried in the specially built drying chambers. To prevent the wood from deforming, it is kiln dried to approximately 14-16%. We then saw the wood to size ourselves. In this way the wooden parts fit together perfectly.
What should you pay attention to when buying a garden house?
When you want to buy a garden house you have to take a number of aspects into account. Below we explain a number of tips that you should pay particular attention to.
Tip 1 Determine the size of your garden house
First of all you need to determine the size of your garden house, the size of your garden house depends on several factors. How big is your garden and how much space do you want for your garden house.
Tip 2 What do you want to do with and in your garden house
It is also important to decide what you want to do with your garden house and what you want to place in it. For example, do you want to turn it into a home office or a shed for garden tools? Make sure you know what you want before looking into the different options.
Tip 3 Design your own garden house
When you have determined the size, you can use our configurator to view your garden house in 3D, so you have a good idea of the size and what will fit into your garden.
Tip 4 Choose your doors
Which door do you choose and which windows? When you want to park a ride-on mower in your garden house, it is convenient to choose a double door. Each door gives a certain look to your garden house, but there is also certainly a practical reason to choose a certain door.
Tip 5 Choose windows
This is the same with the windows you choose. An important tip to pay attention to is painting and/or impregnating your windows. This is very important to prevent wood rot and mould. Further on you can read extensively about the different types of treatments we have.
Tip 6 Do you need a permit?
It is also wise to see if you need a permit when placing your garden house, for some garden houses this is necessary. The requirements for this vary per municipality. Ask your local council about this.
The treatment of the wood
As we described earlier, it is very important to treat the wood of your garden house well. You can choose to do this yourself, but we can do it for your if requested. With a good treatment you are guaranteed to enjoy your garden house even longer. There are several ways to treat your garden house, but first of all it is most important that you treat your garden house before it is built in your garden. When your garden house is fitted, it is difficult to reach the parts that are connected to each other.
The different ways of pre-treatment that are possible at Lugarde are
- Pressure treatment
- Spray impregnation
With pressure treatment, the impregnating agent is pressed into the wood, the wood goes into a large vessel to which the impregnating agent is added. Then the barrel is pulled vacuum so that the impregnating agent is pressed into the wood. This causes the wood to expand a bit more and the wood needs a little more drying time. With boiler pressure impregnation, the delivery time will therefore be two weeks longer. This method of impregnation is only possible for log cabins and roofs of our log cabin system and garden houses of our Pro system.
With spray impregnation, all inner and outer sides are treated with an impregnating agent (primer). In order to better protect your garden house against weather influences it is important to paint or stain your garden house within 6 months to a year (or if you have chosen colourless, than asap after assembly). Through the spray impregnation your garden house is directly protected against fungi and rotting processes. With this method of impregnation, you can choose from the colours: White, graphite grey, oak brown, colouless and light grey.
When you choose to have your house stained, all walls (inside and outside) are first treated with a primer (spray impregnation, colourless). Then the outside of your garden house will be stained in the color of your choice. For this we use paint of the brand: Sigma. The colours you can choose from are:
- Dusty grey
- Black grey
- Pebble grey
- Transparent oak
- Pure white
- Quartz grey
Your garden house will be protected for approximately five years, depending on where your garden house is located and what the weather is like in your garden and country. We can also pre-treat the windows and doors for you, this can be done by spray-impregnation and staining. With these treatments you can also choose from different colours.
Sustainability and environmental friendliness are very important to us. As mentioned before, for every tree a new tree is planted, this means that for every ten trees we use, twelve trees are planted back. All our wood suppliers are PEFC and FSC certified. Also, the waste wood we produce is used for other purposes and we make sure that the waste is kept to a minimum.