Let's Talk Timber

Let’s Talk Timber: Everything you need to know!

August 17, 2017

We wanWe want to help you make the most of Bradfords Building Supplies’ amazing timber prices, so here’s everything you need to know about key timber terms, our selection and why you should choose Bradfords Building Supplies as your timber provider!

Key Timber Terms

UNSORTED

Wood of the highest quality, minimal sound knots, minimal imperfections and excellent appearance.

FIFTHS (Vths)

Good quality, few sound knots and few other small imperfections.

SAWFALLING

Mix grades of unsorted and Fifths (Vths) and may contain sixths unless otherwise stated.

SIXTHS

More visible imperfections suitable for less prominent applications, can contain large knots and a greater degree of imperfections.

 

CARCASSING STRENGTH GRADED STRUCTURAL SOFTWOOD

C24

The stronger grade with fewer/smaller knots than C16, for general building applications.

C16

General purpose structural grade for all construction applications unless specified for C24.

 

What do Bradfords Building Supplies have to offer?

CARCASSING, CLS & BATTENS

Treated carcassing (for all external applications) treated battens, CLS (ideal for stud work) and scaffolding boards.

CLADDING & FLOORING

Shiplap, tongue and groove cladding and flooring, Thermowood (Thermally modified wood products for higher durability, ideal for external cladding), Western red cedar (shiplap and T&G), Cedral low maintenance cladding solution, engineered wooden flooring and Gallow Brackets.

DOORS AND WINDOWS

Internal and external doors and windows, roof lights and made to measure stairs.

DECKING, LANDSCAPING, FENCING AND ACCESSORIES

Fence posts, rails and panels, featheredge, gravel boards, Decking, anti-slip decking, hardwood decking (Yellow Balau), decking Accessories, sleepers and pointed pegs.

INTERIOR MOULDINGS

Skirting and architraves (in MDF and timber), handrails, picture Rails, dado rails, staircase spinals, window boards and a large selection of beadings.

PANEL PRODUCTS

Full range of hardwood faced plywood, Q-Mark plywood (Hardwood throughout and Timber Research Development Association certificated), OSB 3 (ideal for flat roofing and hoardings), MDF (standard and moisture resistant options) and chipboard flooring.

PSE AND MOULDINGS

Full range of Fifths (Vths) and Unsorted in Planned Square Edge and profiled sections.

SKIRTING, WINDOW BOARDS & ARCHITRAVES

Bullnose, Torus, Ogee and MDF Skirting.

AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS

Agricultural wooden gates, jump poles, painted posts, bale shavings and kindling.

AND DON’T FORGET…

Roof trusses, engineered joists (Posi-Joists and I-Joists) and laminated timbers (Glulam).

 

Why choose Bradfords?

RANGE

Each and every day the team at Bradfords Building Supplies reviews our range of extensive timber products to ensure we’ve got what you need.

AVAILABILITY

Every day we review what levels of timber products are available in project quantities in all our branches to meet your needs.

EXPERTISE

We have an ongoing training and development plan in place for all our branch teams to provide you with the best, up to date expert advice.

QUALITY

We continuously strive to offer you the best quality timber products available and you can trust that we won’t settle for anything less.

SUSTAINABILITY

We only purchase from responsible and sustainable sources and we hold both PEFC and FSC accreditation for chain of custody on timber products

 

Visit your local branch today for expert advice or shop now!