Home grown product
Most 25mm timber carcassing is home grown, it is normally used for cladding or fencing applications, with no need for regularising or grading of timber. The timbers used are more suitable for rustic, fencing and cladding, non-structural applications. We stock 100mm sawn tanalised at several differnt lengths making it useful for rustic fence pales, cladding and fencing applications. These boards are cut from fast growing trees in the forests of Scotland, Wales, Ireland and parts of Southern and northern England. Although it is referred to as 25mm carcassing the finished thickness is almost always 22mm.
Sawn and pressure treated timber
All of our 22mm timbers are pressure treated with Tanalith E, or similar, timber preservative. These timbers are intended for use above the ground layer but where the timber may be subjected to the risk of wetting. To improve the timber’s service life any cross-cuts must be treated with two coats of Ensele end-grain preservative treatment.
The timber will be unspecified softwood, most usually Sitka spruce, and there may be colour variation between boards even from the same pack. Boards will ultimately fade to grey but if colour variation is a problem in the short term it is recommended that the boards are stained earlier in their service life. The boards are stored out of doors and at some times of the year the boards will be damp.
It is conceivable that some boards will have some wane on the board edges that is perfectly normal within the specification. If a more contemporary finish is required then we also stock planed Scandinavian redwood available with a finish of approximately 94mm x 20mm.
Pales and fencing materials
The 100mm widths are useful for cladding and fencing projects. They are stocked at a variety of lengths to allow them to be cross cut at popular lengths. As well as treating the cut ends with Ensele it may be worth using a sawn length of timber as a capping board to provide more protection to the top of the boards. The 100mm width boards have always been popular for “hit and miss” fences so 1.8 metres boards were sourced for this application. Gates can also be made to match this style of fence.
Stocks normally kept in Yard
22mm x 100mm at 1.8 metres
22mm x 100mm at 3.6 metres
22mm x 100mm at 4.8 metres
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