A versatile, natural and renewable building material, structural timber, often referred to as carcassing, offers numerous benefits to the building and construction industry. Lightweight and strong, with its range of applications including roof joists, floor joists, framework, trusses and studwork for partitioned walls, structural timber is the ideal environmentally sustainable material that meets the need of almost every building, domestic or commercial.
Longridge Timber stock a huge range of the highest quality C24 structural grade timber at both our Longridge and Preston depots. The strength of timber comes from the natural properties of the wood and the way the tree grows, with graders evaluating the timbers’ characteristics. We choose to supply C24 grade imported timber as this is straighter and less likely to twist given that it is slower grown than domestic timber. With regards to strength and load carrying, C24 boards are clearly superior to C16 timber. They also have aesthetic benefits with less surface imperfections than C16 grade timber.
An Ecofriendly Solution
Structural timber has been used for centuries and has many ecological attributes. As it is one of the few natural building materials, it uses less energy to produce than other structural materials such as concrete and steel. Being effectively carbon neutral it’s the most sustainable form of construction. Plus the efficiency of structural timber continues throughout the life of the building, as it’s a natural insulator, helping to reduce energy requirements when used in floors, doors and windows.
At Longridge Timber we’re passionate about our planet and environmental sustainability. All our imported timber is sourced from sustainable forest schemes and supplied by those that are either FSC or PEFC accredited.
Timber Merchants of Choice Throughout the North Wesrt
Meeting the needs of trades including joiners, carpenters and the building and construction industry, at Longridge Timber you can be certain of getting expert advice, a great service and the very best quality structural timber. Stocked under cover at both our Longridge and Preston depots, our timber can be cut to your required sizes and delivered locally free the next day to suit the needs of your project. Please contact us for more details.