A guide to buying the right timber and boarding for your project
October 17, 2016
When looking to buy the right timber for your project, it’s good to know that timber comes in three types; construction timber, finishing timber and decorative timber. It is more expensive that man-made boards.
Construction timber is usually used as the initial fix in circumstances where the visual appearance isn’t important. There are the different types you can choose.
Studwork – Perfect to use indoors for general construction and stud wall partitioning.
Sawn kiln dried timber – This is good for non-structural internal work where it’s fine to have a rough sawn finish, such as battening, boxing in and framing.
Treated Studwork – Similarly to the untreated studwork, this works well in general construction and wall partitioning. You can use it outdoors as well. Its pressure treated to protect against insect attacks and fungal.
Treated sawn kiln-dried timber – Ideal for non-structural indoor and outdoor projects like framing, battening, sheds and boxing in.
Utility garden timber – Great to use in your garden for composters, general fencing, raised beds and sheds.
Roofing battens – This is a great fixing point for your roofing sheet or tiles.
When the visual appearance matters use finishing timber.
Redwood Pine - If you want to achieve a smooth finish for woodworking or joinery job, this is ideal. It’s an easy wood to plane, cut and sand.
Whitewood Spruce - Great for a whole range of internal woodworking and joinery uses where you need a smooth finish. Whitewood spruce has a consistent light colour finish that gives a stylish and modern look.
Floor Boards – These decorative boards are great to lay over your existing flooring or as structural boards, laid directly over the joints.
Decorative timber is perfect for a styling and personal touch for any room.
Dado and picture rails – Dado rails protect your walls from being damaged by furniture, while picture rails are a decorative feature which let you hang pictures without having to fix directly into your wall.
Heavyweight mouldings – these are ideal for larger-sized skirting and architrave. They come in longer lengths so you do not have to join two pieces together often.
Engineered oak mouldings – Fantastic for elegant and strong skirting, casing and window boards.
Now you know the different types of timber for your project, it’s time to make a decision which is right for your project. Here at Thompson & Parkes we provide a range of timber ideal for your project! Pop in to talk to us or call us on: 01562 745881
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