Construction Carcassing Treated Machined

Constructional carcassing timber is generally used in the construction of roof and floor joists, even studwork for partition walls. Treated Carcassing Treated carcassing has been pressure treated to guard against insect attack and decay. At Ridgeons we pressure treat our timber with to Class 2... Read More

Constructional carcassing timber is generally used in the construction of roof and floor joists, even studwork for partition walls. Treated Carcassing Treated carcassing has been pressure treated to guard against insect attack and decay. At Ridgeons we pressure treat our timber with to Class 2 internal use above the Damp Proof Course. Our treated carcassing is touch dry. Some carcassing is treated to Class 3b for use above ground when exposed to wet regular wetting. Ridgeons 12 acre site stocks an enormous range of carcassing timber which is supplied to Ridgeons branches for collection or delivery onto our customers. Kiln Dried Kiln Drying carcassing after treatment makes the carcassing much more stable and thus accurate to then dimensions stated. After all timber is a natural product.

Our carcassing is Kiln Dried at our 12 acre timber processing facility providing the following benefits;

• Moisture Content 20%
• Lighter Weight
• Reduction in shrinkage and distortion

Strength Grading Carcassing timber is graded for strength purposes not for appearance, as carcassing is used for structural us in roof and floor joists. Ridgeons carcassing strength grading provides the following benefits;

• Strength Class C16
• Strength Class C24
• Meets Building Regulations for internal structural applications
• Grading is for strength purposes not for appearance
• Splits or shakes in the centre of the timber do not affect strength Machined

This refers to the carcassing timber being machined finished / sized so that it is more ready for use…thus it does not require further sawing or cutting. Machined timber has eased corners making it nicer to handle and an improved appearance. Chain of Custody All Ridgeons timber is provided with a chain of custody to confirm its origin from an ethically farmed and managed forest. Ridgeons subscribes to PEFC, FSC and Responsible Purchaser.

Ridgeons timber is named for easy identification its the products features;

Type of Timber: Construction timber Nominal Dimension:
In millimetres (the original dimension before sanding / machining)
Finished Dimension: In millimetres (the dimension after sanding / machining)
Machined: Machine sanded or regularised
Kiln Dried: Dried to 20% moisture
Treated: Treated against insect attack or decay Strength Grading: C16 or C24 Chain of Custody: FSC or PEFC