The product has been used for decking at the museum to withstand the harsh seafront environment. Deckboards feature anti-slip inserts for health and safety.

About 150-200m2 of Kebony was used in the museum, which houses the hull and artefacts of the Mary Rose, Henry VIII’s warship.

"The use of wood in this project is a crucial design aspect," said Jan Terje Nielsen, Kebony’s marketing director.

"It was a vital construction material 500 years ago and the innovation of Kebony and the Kebonisation process means that wood can continue to be used in construction and building without threatening our environment or natural resources," he said.