Timber Cycle Shelter F.A.Q’s

Timber Shelter FAQ’s

Listed below are the answers to our most frequently asked questions regarding our timber cycle shelters – the Denver and the Pembroke.

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Glulam stands for glue laminated timber. This is where multiple layers of timber are fixed together with a special glue to make larger sections. The benefit of this is that timber elements can be created that are not easily sourced in solid sawn timber such as curved shapes like with our shelters. Glulam timber is used for many structures including swimming pool roofs, sport hall roofs & supermarket buildings.

PEFC stands for Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification; it is a non-for-profit organisation that is made up of representatives of the forest products industry. They are dedicated to promoting sustainable forest management, for further information click here – PEFC UK Limited.

Micronising is a revolutionary new timber preserving process. It is based on micronized copper and quaternary compounds. This process involves copper being blasted into the timber cells which offers various benefits such as protecting the wood against insects and wood-rotting fungi.

The standard size of a Denver timber cycle shelter is 4.2m (L) x 1.6m (D) x 2.2m (H). The standard size of a Pembroke timber cycle shelter is 4.7m (L) x 3.1m (D) x 2.6m (H).

The timber is supplied in the natural wood colour after being micronised as standard, however different colour wood stains can be applied if required.

The shelters are fixed to the ground using base plates, this means that no drilling or digging into the ground is required and it also speeds up the installation time.

The Glulam timber is fire resistant to BS 5268 and the polycarbonate roof panels are fire resistant to BS 476: Part 7 Class 1Y.

Yes, both the Denver and the Pembroke can be supplied as waiting shelters with or without benches for a choice of seated or standing timber waiting shelters.