ThermoWood® / Heated to perfection
LDCwood, the 50/50 joint venture between the Lemahieu Group and Decolvenaere Houtimport, is the first official producer of ThermoWood® in Belgium.
We supply the Belgian, French, Dutch, and Luxembourg markets with high-grade thermally-treated timber:
All LDCwood products have full OLB, FSC®, or PEFC® certification.
> What is ThermoWood®?
Hard-wearing alternative to hardwood
ThermoWood® has the same hard-wearing properties as tropical hardwood. ThermoWood® from LDCwood is moisture-resistant and, therefore, extremely suitable for façade cladding and decking.
ThermoWood® has many advantages. It is cheap, strong, and good for the environment.or het milieu.
All the unique properties of our ThermoWood®:
The timber will last longer
Thermal modification increases the durability class
Resistant to insects
20-25% lower thermal conduction
Free of resin and chemicals
55-82% less volatile organic compounds
Low moisture content
Perfect for façade cladding and deck> Applications of ThermoWood®
Planed decking boards from ThermoWood® are a sustainable and environmentally-friendly choice. ThermoWood® ayous from LDCwood has also been awarded the Durability Class I certificate.
Through the unique cooperation between LDCwood and Lemahieu Group, we can offer our customers a complete package from timber imports and thermal treatment to ThermoWood® and planing.
A fire-retardant treatment of the ThermoWood® to achieve reaction to fire classification B-s1d,0 is among the possibilities.
Or maybe you prefer to set to work with our ThermoWood® yourself. LDCwood also has unplaned ThermoWood® available in various types of timber, dimensions, and widths.
Our timber is always ‘quarter-sawn’.
100% natural heat process with steam and water> The treatment process
ThermoWood® is the result of an innovative process in heat treatment is the main factor. The ThermoWood® production process uses heat, steam, and water. The timber undergoes prolonged heating at temperatures up to around 208°C. This treatment causes certain chemical changes to the timber, creating a hard-wearing and stable product that is resistant to insects and wood rot.
Promoting the use of ThermoWood®> Research and innovation
LDCwood is a member of the International ThermoWood® Association which allows LDCwood products to be officially sold under the ThermoWood® quality label. Together with the other members, we undertake to carry out further research into the use of thermally-treated timber and its properties.