Industrial operations & Sawmilling

  1. Utility poles
  2. pole-moisture-content-measurementBFC operates a wood treatment plant that produces utility poles for power distribution lines, telecom  poles and fencing posts among others, treated using environmentally-friendly Copper Chrome Arsenate (CCA) preservative or tanalith. Raw poles are procured from tree farmers across the country as well as BFC plantations and treated for both local and regional markets.

  3. Sawn timber - Treated & Untreated
  4. BFC operates a modern and efficient sawmill with a total production of 40m3 per day. The sawmill enables us to ensure the availability of big stocks of timber of different species to any client at all times. Timber is milled from mature species of Pine, Eucalyptus and Maesopsis (Musizi).

    Treated Timber
    Pressure treated timber is widely used within the construction industry, and it has a whole lot of benefits that make it a superior choice. Pressure treated timber is produced when timber is placed under a vacuum and under pressure to force chemical preservatives into the wood. At BFC, timber is treated using Copper Chrome Arsenate (CCA) preservative. CCA is environmentally-friendly because when it’s fixed into the wood, it becomes an insoluble compound and cannot leach out of the wood. Treatment of timber is done on customer request.

    Benefits of Treated Timber

    • Strong; Pressure treated timber is stronger than untreated wood and can withstand much more force. It is difficult to damage the wood so, when installed, it will provide a sturdy structure.

    • Long Lasting; Pressure treated timber is guaranteed to last for many years to come, thanks to its strength and resistance to fungal decay and insect/pest damage.

    • Low-Maintenance; As previously mentioned, pressure treated timber is impervious to pests, termites, and water, which makes the wood resistant to rot and water damage, and will therefore need significantly less maintenance. The timber can be installed and then forgotten about for a long period of time without worry.
    • At BFC we always stock high-quality pressure treated timber, and we’re so certain of the quality that we’ll guarantee it will last at least 20years! Our expert team will always be on hand to offer you advice and assistance, so you can be certain that you’re buying the right supplies for your project.