County Kildare-based Gardenwood Architecture is to take delivery of a Postsaver application machine, making it the first Postsaver licensee outside of the UK.

The Postsaver machine, which applies a polyethylene boot to timber posts through a heat-shrinking process, is to be delivered in January and will allow the firm to offer “high quality, environmentally and ecologically sound timber products”.

“North America apart, the UK and Ireland have been quickest to see the opportunities presented by the Postsaver system…but with the enquiries we have from central, eastern and northern Europe, 2008 will see a number of other markets catch up,” added Postsaver’s international business manager Jean-Claude Bergot.

Postsaver is designed to protect the bottom of posts from decay.