For some years now we have only bought our 47mm x 250mm carcassing timber from Scandinavian sources. These imported timbers grow slower than home-grown timber, offering greater stability, higher grading levels and providing a better machined finish.
Our imported structural timbers are kiln dried and then machine graded at the sawmills to BS4978 strength classes C16 and C24. We purchase packs of regularised timber, the timbers within each pack having consistent dimensions and a smoother planed finish than traditional sawn carcassing. Most regularised timber has “eased” edges, the machining processing means that the nominal sizes are reduced by approx. 2mm off the depth and 5mm off the width of the timber.
Our timber carcassing is pressure treated with Tanalith E, or similar, timber preservative. These timbers are intended for use above the ground DPC but where the timber may be subjected to the risk of occasional wetting. All cut ends should be resealed with the appropriate end-treatment, e.g. Ensele should be used on any Tanalith E timbers. Full packs of untreated timber can be ordered from the docks if required.
Large quantities of 47mm carcassing are kept in stock, pricing is competitive and enquiries are welcomed for pack quantities. Stock turn is good, we usually keep some back-up stocks elsewhere in the Yard and replenishment from the docks normally takes 3-5 days.
Stocks normally kept in Yard for 47mm x 250mm:
47mm x 250mm, Grade C16/C24 at 3.6 metres
47mm x 250mm, Grade C16/C24 at 4.2 metres
47mm x 250mm, Grade C16/C24 at 4.8 metres
47mm x 250mm, Grade C16/C24 at 5.4 metres
47mm x 250mm 75mm x 225mm at 6.0 metres
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