A large part of the products sold in Palmako's online shop are unfinished, i.e. the product package contains house details made of natural Nordic spruce. Exceptions are the foundation joists for houses, playgrounds, fence panels and gardening products, which are always pre-treated with a wood preservative, deep-impregnated or painted. It is also possible to buy houses dipped in wood preservative.
To prolong the lifespan of the product and preserve its appealing appearance, it is recommended to treat unfinished timber with a wood preservative as soon as possible – before installation in the case of houses. Unprocessed wood becomes greyish after having been left untouched for a while and can turn blue and become mouldy. Treating wood with a preservative effectively protects against wood-destroying fungi, insects and wood rot. You can buy wood preservatives at any construction materials or paint shop. Ask the professionals in these shops for advice!
After the initial wood preservative treatment and installation, the product should be finished with at least two coats of glaze paint, oil or wood paint. The glaze paint and oil give the wood a nice shade, but the wood grain will show through.
Before installing the house you must provide a flat base or foundation for it. Depending on the size and weight of the house, it can be installed on lightweight concrete blocks, stone parquet, concrete slabs or a slab foundation of cast concrete. The better levelled the surface, the easier it is to install the house. In the case of larger houses, consideration should also be given to whether electricity, water, sewerage and other utilities are to be brought into the house, and if so, where.
Each of our products comes with a detailed instruction manual with drawings. Assembling the products and installing the houses is easy and can be done by anyone. Ask someone to help you with the installation in order to perform the work more smoothly. Two people are needed to install larger houses. You will mostly need the following tools: a tape measure, a level, a hammer, a power drill (for tightening the screws and drilling), a saw and a ladder. Installing the roof covering is easier using a staple gun.
For more details, see https://www.palmako.ee/en/assembly