• Store timber correctly prior to use
  • Reseal the cut ends of treated timber if required
  • Use the right fixings and fasteners
  • Apply a quality finish and maintain it


The treatment used on Timberlink Blue is not corrosive and does not adversely affect nail and nail plate holding, joint strength, plaster board adhesion nor is it corrosive to metal fixings so normal bright steel nails and fixing plates can be used.

For outdoor treated timber, always use hot dipped zinc galvanised steel or stainless-steel fixings. Inappropriate fixing choice could result in corrosion staining the timber. It could even cause a structure’s failure.

Product Recommended Fixings
Indoor Timber including Timberlink Blue Normal bright steel nails and fixing plates
Outdoor Timber Hot dip galvanised or stainless steel corrosion resistant fasteners, fixings and connectors 



If you alter a piece of treated timber e.g. cut it to size or drill holes you are altering the treatment envelope which can make the timber once again susceptible to hazard attack particularly decay. 

For all outdoor treated timber, all cut-ends, notches and rebates must be resealed with a suitable resealing product such as Tanalised® Ecoseal or Tanalised® Enseal Clear. This will ensure the treatment envelope is maintained for durability against termite and fungal attack.

With H4 treated timber, you should avoid placing a resealed cut-end or notched out surface in the ground.

For Timberlink Blue, resealing on cut ends, holes and notches is not required if used within the termite treated enclosed frame.


Timberlink strongly recommends that all treated timber used in external applications be painted, stained or sealed with a premium quality exterior paint or timber stain to maintain optimum serviceability, appearance and dimensional stability.

Always check the label to ensure the product is suitable for use on treated timber and always follow the manufacturer’s instructions.