Softwood

North American and Scandinavian, available rough sawn or machined to profile.

C24 Grade Carcassing

C24 Grade Carcassing

From battens to joists we offer the complete range of building timbers. Treated or unTreated and C24 graded with lengths up to 7.2m long.

Alongside the core range, we keep a selection of landscaping products including grooved garden and anti-slip decking. We also hold green treated angle section, baserail, gravel board, handrail, pointed pegs, sleepers and spindles for you next garden project.

Our machining facility can cut to size and produce bespoke firrings, angle sections and much more.

We also offer a green or clear preservative treatment service.

Please see our General Retail Price List for a list of stock sizes. We can source more specialized sizes to order.

Cedar (Western Red)

Cedar (Western Red)

DESCRIPTION

The sapwood is narrow and white in colour, and the heartwood is reddish-brown. After conventional high temperature kiln drying, the wood assumes a uniform reddish-brown tone, but after long exposure to weather the colour is lost, and the wood becomes silver-grey.

The two principal benefits of Cedar are it’s strength to weight ratio and durability. Hence applications ranging from exterior cladding through to kayak and canoe construction.

Durability – Durable
Price Guide – Medium
Available Thickness – 25/50/100mm
Available Width – Up to 300mm

APPLICATION

General

Cladding, Decking, Exterior Joinery

Marine

Kayak & Canoe Construction

Douglas Fir (North American)

Douglas Fir (North American)

DESCRIPTION

The heartwood is light reddish-brown in colour, usually quite distinct from the lighter coloured sapwood. The abrupt change and contrast in colour between early-wood and late-wood bands, produce a prominent growth ring figure which is a feature of plain-sawn surfaces.

We keep a “MEDS” grade grown on the North West Pacific coast of the USA, and principally (but not exclusively) aimed at the marine industry.

Produced from our two mills in Oregon the ideal soil conditions have historically produced superb, tight grained, largely clear logs.

Long lengths are available and often required!

Durability – Moderately Durable
Price Guide – Medium/High
Available Thickness – 25/38/50/75 mm
Available Width – Up to 300 mm

APPLICATION

General

Wide ranging joinery applications.

Marine

Masts, Spars, Gunwales, Stringers, Decking, Rubbing Strakes and all types of interior fitting out.

Larch (Siberian)

Larch (Siberian)

DESCRIPTION

The heartwood is pale reddish-brown to brick-red in colour, sharply defined from the narrow, lighter-coloured sapwood. It is a very resinous wood, with clearly marked annual rings. It has a straight grain and a fine, uniform texture.

Durability – Durable
Price Guide – Low/Medium
Available Thickness – 25/50 mm
Available Width – Up to 150 mm

APPLICATION

Cladding & Exterior Joinery

Sitka Spruce (North American)

Sitka Spruce (North American)

DESCRIPTION

There is little difference in colour between sapwood and heartwood, the wood generally being a creamy white, but the heartwood usually has a pinkish tinge. It usually has a very straight grain, but occasionally this may be spiral.

Also known as Silver/Tideland Spruce this timber was the traditional choice for marine mast and spar construction.

Grown on the North West Pacific coast of the USA & parts of Canada we are very pleased to offer kiln dried prime boards of exceptional quality.

Long lengths are available and often required!

Durability – Non Durable
Price Guide – High
Available Thickness – 25/38/50/75 mm
Available Width – Up to 300 mm

APPLICATION

General

High End Joinery, Musical Instruments

Marine

Mast & Spar construction

 

Softwood (European Joinery Grade Pine)

Softwood (European Joinery Grade Pine)

DESCRIPTION

The vast majority of our “general purpose” softwood is made up of this higher grade, joinery quality pine. The slower growth and limited defect provides a board which machines well and produces a higher quality profile.

The sapwood is creamy-white to yellow in colour, narrow, especially in northern environments, becoming wider in the southern areas, and the heartwood is pale yellowish-brown to reddish-brown, resinous, and usually distinct from the sapwood. The growth rings are clearly marked by the denser late-wood.

Durability – Non Durable
Price Guide – Low
Available Thickness – 25/32/38/50/63/75/100 mm
Available Width – Up to 250 mm

APPLICATION

Vast range of joinery applications.

Southern Yellow Pine

Southern Yellow Pine

DESCRIPTION

The sapwood is narrow in the better grades, and lighter in colour than the heartwood which is yellowish-brown to reddish-brown.

The species is typical of the hard-pine class, being resinous, with the growth-rings usually well-marked by the contrast between the light-coloured early-wood, and the dense, darker-coloured late-wood,

We stock 4.8m lengths across all thicknesses.

Durability – Slightly Durable
Price Guide – Medium
Available Thickness – 25/32/38/50 mm
Available Width – Up to 300 mm

APPLICATION

Wide ranging and higher end joinery applications.

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