Biocides Regulations

At George Walker Ltd, all of our timber is pressure treated with Tanalith E to protect against fungal decay and insect attack, ensuring a longer service life. Tanalith E treated timber can be used for internal and external building applications and outdoors, both in ground contact and above ground. It does not need to be painted or stained to maintain its preservative properties.

The EU Biocidal Product Regulations (BPR) concern the manufacture, sale and use of biocidal products. All products containing biocides require an authorisation before they are placed on the market, and the active ingredients must have prior BPR approval. Tanalith E has BPR approval.  

A key requirement of the BPR is that we inform our customers of the biocidal ingredients used in our timber, plus the key health and safety guidelines that should be considered when using it. The relevant information can be found in the product label above. This information can also be found attached to packs of timber in our yard, and printed at the bottom of your till receipt/invoice.

For more information about using timber treated with Tanalith E, please see the following 'Treated Timber User Guide'.