Tru-Pine FAQs

  • What is Jenkin Tru-Pine made from?

    Jenkin Tru-Pine products are manufactured from radiata pine, an exceptionally versatile timber known for its exceptional machining properties, durability when treated, strength, stability and lightness. Paint coatings are easily applied and achieve a smooth visually appealing surface finish.

  • What is the source of the timber?

    The radiata pine used in the manufacture of Tru-Pine products is sourced from New Zealand's renewable plantation forests. This timber has Forest Stewardship Council Certification as it is sourced from forests which comply with set environmental, social and economic standards.

  • What is the treatment process used on Jenkin Tru-Pine?

    Jenkin Tru-Pine is pressure treated with Light Organic Solvent Preservatives (LOSP).

    All Grades are treated to H3 using Azole fungicides and permethrin termite control actives.

    Jenkin Tru-pine carries a 25 year limited treatment guarantee against fungal decay and insect attack when timber is exposed in H3.1 conditions.

  • What adhesives are used in F7 structural and GL8 laminated products?

    Polyurethane adhesive is used in finger jointing and lamination. This adhesive conforms to the AS5068 Service Class 3 operative standard for exterior above ground use exposed to weather.

  • What fixings should be used with Jenkin Tru-Pine?

    To fasten Tru-Pine, hot-dipped galvanized, high tensile aluminum or stainless steel fasteners are recommended for general use in exterior applications. The active ingredients used in the timber treatment process are non–corrosive to nails and fastenings and are compatible with bright steel, although the use of bright steel fixings is not recommended.

  • Can I paint Jenkin Tru-Pine with dark colours?

    We recommend Jenkin Tru-Pine is painted with colours that have a Light Reflective Value (LRV) of 45 to 100, (100 being pure white). Colours with a LRV of 44 to 0 (0 being pure black) progressively generate extreme surface heat when exposed to direct sunlight. Over time this heat can cause resin bleed, shrinkage, distortion and cracking and will also reduce the service life of the paint coatings.