We provide estimates every day of the week. Many can be done over the phone but others require more calculations, or we need to check availabilty and prices of your requirements with several mills or importers. The more information you can provide on what you want and dimensions makes it easier for us to provide you with a price and some ideas. A drawing – it doesn’t have to be CAD, but needs dimensions - and/or digital images are usually worth 100 words.
When pricing for a job please provide your name if you have used us before and give an indication of the quantities you will require. When you have a list of standard products we will normally provide an instant estimate and when appropriate an Estimate number – if you don’t have a cash or monthly account please record this number for later reference.
If comparing estimates always remember the quality of our products, are you comparing like with like? We supply high quality Baltic carcassing rather than lesser home grown timber and wherever possible we quote 15 year guarantee posts in preference to standard grade.
It can be daunting when undertaking a decking, fencing or cladding project for the first time. Even many experienced Tradesmen will phone or email in with dimensions for a specific job.
We are more than happy helping with calculating materials for a project and we might also suggest a few products to make the job both easier and more successful. All decking projects should use a weed membrane underneath the frame and all cut deckboards, posts and joists should be treated with Ensele.
Whatever the situation we calculate projects to a standard, we will provide excellent value estimates but not by under-specifying timber sizes, quantity or quality.
Some builds will need bespoke products, timber sections or lengths that can’t be bought off the shelf. This is often the case when a builder has to match existing materials or work within constraints from a Conservation Officer.
When we receive a request for more unusual timbers or associated materials we will seek prices from specialist importers or mills. Because these enquiries may be with three or more mills there might be a delay before we contact you with prices – the best prices always seem to be last.
Southern Timber can provide estimates for
Apex Sheds, Balustrading, Box profile, Cedar Cladding, Cedar Shingles, Chestnut Paling, Chipboard, Cladding, Decking, Designer Panels, Dung Walling, Engineered flooring, Extensions, Fascia, Featheredge Fencing, Felt Shingles, Floating floors, Garden Furniture, Garden Sheds, Glulams, Green Oak, HardiePlank Cladding, Hit & Miss Fence, Insulation, Loft conversions, Log Cabins, Logwall, Oak Doorlinings, Oak flooring, Pent Sheds, Pergolas, Pine Floors, Post & Rail, Raised beds, Roof trusses, Shiplap, Stockwalling, Summerhouses, Timber Framing, TGV Flooring, Warm roofs, Workshops, Yorkshire boarding.