Structural hardwoods are used for various applications including coastal protection works, civil engineering projects, decking, cladding, street furniture and timber framed homes.
The choice of species for each application is dependent upon its natural properties: Balau, Greenheart and Ekki are all resistant to rot and marine borers - making them suitable for any job where the timber comes into contact with water, whereas Oak is ideal for timber framed houses and street furniture.
NB: Click timber name for descriptions and click wood grain to enlarge image.
|Species||Strength class||Weight per m³ (12% mc)||Modullus of elasticity (12%mc)||Durability|
|Ekki||D60||950-110kg||18500 N/mm²||Very durable|
|European Oak||D30/40||720kg||10100 N/mm²||Durable|
|Greenheart||D70||1030kg||21000 N/mm²||Very durable|
|Ipe||D60||1040kg||22760 N/mm²||Very durable|
|Massaranduba||D60||1100kg||24410 N/mm²||Very durable|
|Opepe||D50||740kg||13400 N/mm²||Very durable|
|Purpleheart||D50||860kg||16700 N/mm²||Very durable|
|Yellow Balau||D70||880-950kg||19000 N/mm²||Very durable|
1" x 6" to 10" x 10" ex stock (larger sizes available on request)
- Bespoke decking, cladding and handrail profiles, planing, rebating and grooving of large sectioned timbers
- Pre-machined decking, bollards and bench slats available ex stock
- Most species available in FSC sourced material