Dipped treated timber is a faster and cheaper process of protecting timber in comparison to pressure treated. The dipped treatment preserves the outside layer of the timber, that gives off an orange/brown finish when complete. However, as the dipping process only preserves the outside layer of the timber, this eventually breaks down a lot quicker overtime compared to pressure treated – especially if it’s not maintained properly.
Overall, both treatments are widely used and it mostly comes down to your personal preference & budget. If you’re a landlord looking to refurb your property in a shorter timeframe on a smaller budget then the dipped treated method would be the most preferred. If you’re looking for low maintenance, a unique appearance and longer lasting protection, pressure treated timber is a must!