Structural solid timber

Structural solid timber

Structural solid timber is used as battens, boards, planks and timber joists/studs that are produced by the cutting or profiling of round wood in saw mills. In order to use solid timber measuring up to 8,000 mm in length for construction purposes, it has to be classified acc. to its strength by visual or machine grading. Different strength classes apply to softwood and hardwood timber. Sawn timber can be refined further by subjecting it to additional processing steps, e.g. kiln drying, planing, chamfering, and additional profiling. The natural durability (against biological attack) of structural solid timber depends on the wood species that is used. The durability can be enhanced by treatments with preventative biocides.