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I am looking to convert recycled hardwood rafters into flooring, any suggestions on who can help me ?

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We are a commercial hops farm in southern NSW and are expanding our hops field. We currently use metal poles but would like to switch to wood. We grow organically so unfortunately the use of standard treated pine isn't an option. We would love to use a recycled product as the first option. I just came across the article "Protocols for recycling redundant utility poles and bridges in NSW" and saw that 10 000 - 12 500 poles a year get replaced. I was wondering how many of these are heat treated and also if it is possible to purchase this product?

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The ‘redundant utility poles and bridges’ referred to are generally large-section poles, as used in electricity distribution. We don’t have a contact for the purchase of these poles but feel they might be a little large for your purposes. Perhaps a good place to start your inquiries would be the Junk Map, a website that gives details of timber recyclers in NSW. The website can be accessed here: https://www.thejunkmap.com.au/portfolio/recycled-timber-specialists-in-nsw

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We are a commercial hops farm in southern NSW and are expanding our hops field. We currently use metal poles but would like to switch to wood. We grow organically so unfortunately the use of standard treated pine isn't an option. We would love to use a recycled product as the first option. I just came across the article "Protocols for recycling redundant utility poles and bridges in NSW" and saw that 10 000 - 12 500 poles a year get replaced. I was wondering how many of these are heat treated and also if it is possible to purchase this product?

Woodsolutions Answer +

The ‘redundant utility poles and bridges’ referred to are generally large-section poles, as used in electricity distribution. We don’t have a contact for the purchase of these poles but feel they might be a little large for your purposes. Perhaps a good place to start your inquiries would be the Junk Map, a website that gives details of timber recyclers in NSW. The website can be accessed here: https://www.thejunkmap.com.au/portfolio/recycled-timber-specialists-in-nsw

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