Timber & Joinery

  1. Protecting PSE Timber: Boost Outdoor Durability

    Protecting PSE Timber: Boost Outdoor Durability

    Planed square edge (PSE) timber is a popular choice for outdoor construction projects because of its clean appearance. However, exposing this type of timber to the elements may lead to premature degradation, compromising its structural integrity. While PSE timber offers many benefits, it still requires proper protection to withstand outdoor environments. This article focuses on […]

  2. How to Maintain Dimensional Stability in PSE Timber

    How to Maintain Dimensional Stability in PSE Timber

    Dimensional stability is key when working with planed square edge (PSE) timber to achieve consistent performance. This article explores methods for maintaining dimensional stability, from proper drying and acclimatisation to handling and storage practices.  What is PSE timber dimensional stability? Dimensional stability in PSE timber refers to the wood’s ability to maintain its precise dimensions […]

  3. How to Overcome CLS Timber Quality Inconsistencies

    How to Overcome CLS Timber Quality Inconsistencies

    Canadian Lumber Standard (CLS) grading rules ensure consistent quality. However, issues like knots, wanes and other defects can lead to inconsistencies that impact a project’s structural integrity and aesthetics.  For any timber structure, overcoming CLS timber quality inconsistencies is important for successful outcomes. This article outlines how to combat quality inconsistencies through proper inspection, handling, […]

  4. Fire Resistance and Safety: Using CLS Timber in Construction

    Fire Resistance and Safety: Using CLS Timber in Construction

    Timber is widely valued for its strength, workability and natural appearance. However, concerns about fire safety have led to scrutiny surrounding the use of timber in modern projects. Canadian Lumber Standard (CLS) timber emerges as a promising solution, offering fire resistance properties that prevent risks and boost safety. This article explores the fire resistance benefits […]

  5. A Guide to CLS Timber for Maximum Structural Integrity

    A Guide to CLS Timber for Maximum Structural Integrity

    Structural integrity is key for all construction projects. An important element is the choice of timber used. Among the various options, Canadian Lumber Standard (CLS) timber stands out as a superior choice for strength, durability and reliability. In this article, we look at the essentials of CLS timber and explore its unique characteristics. We detail […]

  6. Combatting Timber Decay: Exploring Treated Timber Methods

    Combatting Timber Decay: Exploring Treated Timber Methods

    Timber is a fundamental building material because of its strength, workability and appearance. However, despite its many benefits, wood is prone to decay caused by fungi, insects and other environmental factors. For this feature, we investigate the landscape of timber decay, exploring treatments aimed at extending the longevity of timber products.  What is timber decay? […]

  7. How to Retrofit Existing Structures Using Treated Timber

    How to Retrofit Existing Structures Using Treated Timber

    The use of treated timber has emerged as a game-changer for retrofit projects. Here, we look at the transformative potential of treated timber in retrofitting. We explore its applications and benefits for sustainable building practices.  By examining treated timber in retrofitting, this article outlines its role in revamping existing structures while aligning with sustainability goals.  […]

  8. Treated Timber: Building for a Sustainable Future

    Treated Timber: Building for a Sustainable Future

    The construction industry is under pressure to adopt sustainable practices across all operations. One innovative solution that is gaining traction is the use of treated timber. Treated timber boasts strong durability and aligns with the principles of eco-friendly construction. This feature outlines the potential of treated timber, exploring its unique properties for sustainable building projects.  […]

  9. Innovations in Fibreboard Technology: What You Need to Know

    Innovations in Fibreboard Technology: What You Need to Know

    Fibreboard sheets are an eco-friendly building material that has seen major innovations in recent years. With sustainability becoming an important concern in the building industry, understanding the latest fibreboard sheet technologies can help create greener, more innovative designs. This article explores the newest advancements in fibreboard and how they impact the world of building design. […]

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