Treated Timber Carcassing
Treated timber carcassing can be essential to the structural integrity of a project and is, therefore, very important to choose the correct timber treated carcassing. Carcassing is the phrase that refers to timbers processed for use in structural applications such as roof battens, treated timber floor joists, and studwork for partitional walls. Timber carcassing can be commonly found as C24 timber and C16 timber sizes, the difference of these two timber grades is C16 timber strength is strong enough for applications such as wall plates, studwork, and joists, comparable to C24 timber that is a higher, premium timber, handling higher loads and wider spans. C24 timber grading is imported from areas where the climate allows a steady growth rate which creates a tighter grain to the timber. It is worth noting that if you cut both C16 timber sizes and C24 timber spans, it will lose its strength grading if sawn in its cross-section and will need regarding before use. If you cannot see a grade stamp on the wood, do not use it.
Carcassing meaning, structural graded softwood, treated, and kiln dried timber. It's main use can be found in the construction of floor joists, roof joists, and timber framing projects, for both internal and external applications. Pressure treated timber is protected from rot, decay, fungal growth, and insect attacks which makes it especially durable for outside projects where timber can be exposed to moisture and the elements. Pressure treated timber has extensive longevity over other types of timber and is a great economical choice. Treated timber carcassing is a great choice for external timber projects such as garden decking structural work, pergolas, and other garden furniture, fences, or fence posts.
Carcassing treated timbers are those which are used in structural applications such as roof joists or floor joists, framing studwork, and wall partitions. We stock various sizes, lengths, and strengths of treated timber, including C24 treated carcassing timber and C16 timber sizes. We stock an extensive range of competitively priced, high-quality treated timber carcassing, supplied by leading manufacturers. For your other projects, we have a comprehensive range of timber available, such as CLS studwork timber, untreated timber and premium grade PSE.
If you cannot find the product you require, or are unsure of which product to use, please contact your local branch for assistance. Locate your branch using our branch locator. Alternatively, book an appointment with an expert.