If you are located in Manchester and anywhere else in the North West part of the United Kingdom, then you know how significant timber is in households especially during the winter season. However, timber is not just a source of fuel. Maybe you need some building materials.
Timber has a vast category of uses. Some of them include:
- Source of fuel
The combustion of timber warms homes. The heat also cooks food, and warms water for domestic use. Timber can also be combusted to produce heat that powers boilers, which in turn heat water to produce steam, as well as create electricity by driving generators.
- Source of construction materials
Timber also transforms into lumber products such as firebreaks, rafters, beams, plates, studs, supports, and joists. These build ceilings, walls, and floors.
Timber used to make furniture can be in form of hardwood or softwood. Hardwood is heavier, more durable, and expensive. They include walnut, maple, and oak among others. Softwood is cheaper grows faster. They include cedar, pine, and spruce.
Timber also makes paper, pulp, boats, telephone poles, textile products, paints, gum, and many other products.
Now that you know what you need the timber for, what do you need to consider when you go to buy timber.
- Type of wood – Before you purchase any wood for use, you need to consider whether you need hardwood or soft wood. Also confirm with your supplier if the timber is grade one or grade two.
- Measurements – You must have specific size requirements when purchasing timber, especially for construction. This is the height, thickness, and width required. The wood you purchase must fit in the position intended.
- The method used to dry the wood – the method used to dry wood is significant in the use of the wood. If you need timber for immediate use, then purchase kiln dried timber. If the timber you get is not for immediate use, then you can buy timber that is air-dried. It will require you to continue drying it so that it does not shrink after use.
Benefits of choosing Theo’s Timber Limited
Theo’s Timber Limited will provide you with a wide range of wood and timber. If you need timber for construction, outdoor projects, accessorising /decorative projects, or wood for do-it-yourself projects, Theo’s Timber have you covered.
The support service is friendly, honest and we will advise you on the best type of wood you need. Our timber specialists at the company have rich industrial knowledge that will provide you with expert service and quality products.