Specifications for standard bird hides

  We use 2 no. standard weatherboard claddings as follows:-

Standard Tanalised tongue & groove weatherboard. 

‘Tanalised'  weatherboard manufactured to our own
specifications with deeper tongue and groove than normal to prevent
dislocation when timber is dry.


Standard Tanalised rebated feather edge weatherboard. 

 ‘Tanalised’ rebated  feather-edge, again to our own specifications with a deeper rebate than normal to prevent dislocation when timber is dry.


Non standard Tanalised vertical weatherboard. 

‘Tanalised’ vertical cladding comprising rough-sawn
timber with butt joints covered with R/S laths.( Reccomended for extreme durability and longevity) Price available on request


     Protimised or planed all round.


  Protimised  planed tongued and grooved
floor-boards on 'Tanalised' rough- sawn timber joists.

Observation or viewing slots.

    Can be open slots or fitted with either
 far east plywood shutters or sashes glazed with toughened
safety glass. Both shutters and sashes are hinged with  Friction
hinges for additional safety and are held open with galvanised
auto-gate catches and held closed with galvanised  'turn-buttons'.
Assisted opening, using 2 no. gas-struts, is optional. This also
ensures that the shutter or sash is securely held in the open position.All the glass we use in the viewing slots is Safety Glass


  Posts  are of 'Tanalised' rough- sawn timber,
 with  'Tanalised' ledger between,
bolted to posts with galvanised bolts and with timber  connectors
between. 'Tanalised' runners (one at front, one at
rear and one in the centre) along length of  platform.
Posts are normally 1.8m long of which 800mm approx. will be
concreted into ground. If less clearance is required the  posts
may be cut to appropriate length.

Disabled Section.  

  Deeper and lower viewing slots, and knee
space underneath, specially designed for easy access and comfortable
viewing for wheelchair users.

 External covers for disabled viewing sections are specially made for ourselves from galvanised steel sheeting covered in plastisol ( Maintainance free )

 This can be omitted if it is not


    Wide  door to give easy access to wheelchair users.
Framed, ledged and braced door, boarded with  vertical matchboard.

All timber is 'Tanalised’. Complete with  galvanised tee  hinges,
5 lever mortice lock and handles. Door can be in any section of the
hide and can be made to open  either inwards or outwards. In larger
hides, more than one door may be required to comply with fire-regulations.


    As standard, benches are provided for all front facing
viewing slots and are of 'Protimised' & planed all round


   All timber 'Protimised'.
Roof Covering. 

   'Corruline' corrugated bitumen/fibre sheets
fixed with pvc capped 'Onduline' nails. Brown is our standard colour
but various other colours are available on request.

Shelves/Elbow Rests.

   Far-east plywood supported by
triangular plywood brackets.


 Brown half-round guttering complete with brackets,
stop-ends, outlets, and down-pipe with brackets and shoe.


    All bolts, screws, nails and other fixings are galvanised
or zinc plated and are included in the price.

Timber generally.  

  On a standard hide, all timber in platform,
hide floor joists and cladding are 'Tanalised'. All other timber is
'Protimised'. If a colour other than 'Tanalised' green is required the
cladding can be stained to required colour before leaving our workshop.

Other colours include light-brown, green and black etc. The timber we
use is Scandinavian red-wood and white-wood which when 'Tanalised',
is ideal for the job. It also comes from a sustainable source.
‘Tanalised' and  'Protimised' are high specification pressure preservative
wood  treatments by Arch Chemicals of Castleford, West Yorkshire,
and come with a guarantee on request.

Treating timber with 'Non-Com Exterior' fire retardant is another
option you may want to consider. It is an expensive but effective way
of minimising the risk of arson.

FSC Timber.

    As from Jan 31st 2007, our hides are made entirely from FSC or PEFC timber.


Threave_28th_April_09_Standard_3.jpgTanalised weatherboard


Tanalised rebated feather edge


Tanalised vertical cladding


Plywood viewing slot


Disabled section


Hide door


Galvanised fittings


 Protimised planed floor


Glazed viewing slot


Disabled section


Benches & Elbow rests

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