At its Chichester site, Covers offers three timber treatments – Arch Timber Protection’s Tanalith and Koppers’ Protim E418 Clear solvent-based and Protim E406 Clear water-based.

The forthcoming Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) provided the opportunity for Covers to make some changes.

“We’ve had a covered storage area for 25 years but we’ve changed the plant around and employed another operative,” said timber director Bob Tee.

And to meet the increasing demand for longer lengths, Covers replaced its vessel for Protim E406 Clear treatment, increasing the maximum length of timber from 6m to 7.2m. The maximum length for Protim E418 Clear is 6m, and 12m for Tanalith.

Total annual treatment capacity is 46,500m3.