Lumber, also known as timber, is a type of wood that has been processed into beams and planks, a stage in the process of wood production. Lumber is mainly used for structural purposes but has many other uses as well.
Timber frame construction uses timber studs and rails, together with a structural sheathing board, to form a structural frame that transmits all vertical and horizontal loads to the foundations. Platform frame is the most commonly used method in the UK.
Lumber/Timber Damp Proofing
Elite builders can do a good job of fixing guttering, repairing roofing and so on – once the cause of the damp has been correctly diagnosed. But the advantage of choosing a damp specialist to begin with is that they should be able to get to the root of the problem – work out what the issue is in the first place. Dry Rot and Wet Rot are wood destroying fungi which attack timber in order to extract food to maintain growth and the generation of spores. Affected timber exhibits significant loss of weight. In buildings the result is the deterioration and ultimately destruction of the timber with serious consequences in the case of structural sections. The problem affects all types of property, historic or modern. Dampness combined with lack of ventilation provides the ideal conditions for fungal attack. Special low odour micro-emulsion preservative fluids are applied by spray, brush, or in paste and gel form. Our skilled joiners can replace defective timbers including flooring, structural and ornate sections.
Wood is still one of the most common construction materials, used in all areas of buildings for centuries. This means that the skills to work with wood will be needed throughout your maintenance schedule. Carpentry and joinery are both construction trades. In its most simplest and traditional sense, joiners ‘join’ wood in a workshop, whereas carpenters construct the building elements on-site. But, carpenters normally work on site, so their specialised skill is in dealing wood fixtures in the context of an ongoing job. The skill in making construction components is in the joints and this is where a joiner is specialised. But, carpenters normally work on site, so their specialised skill is in dealing with wood fixtures in the context of a building. A joiner is essentially someone who makes the product that a carpenter installs or repairs. Common jobs for joiners would include, making doors or window frames, creating fitted furniture and building staircases, whereas a carpenter would be fitting floors and staircases or installing cupboards and shelving.
Lumber/Timber Sash Windows
For over twenty years we have helped our clients make the ultimate investment in their cherished period homes, our timber sash windows are specially crafted to be low maintenance, durable products that are as functionally superior as they are timelessly beautiful. Using authentic crafting and finishing techniques guarantees our sash windows look just like the originals, while their enhanced durability and performance is assured with the latest advances in thermal insulation, glazing techniques and timber technology. A true bow faced window is constructed with segmental sashes, that are bow-shaped on plan, fitted with glass that has been bent by heating a flat sheet until it slumps’ into a curved mould. A cheaper version uses the same bowed segmental sashes but the rebates are set to accept flat glass sheets. A similar effect was also created using flat sashes and flat glass with the frame bowed.
Lumber/Timber Double Glazing
Modern wood windows are a wonderful way to maintain the character of your home. Precision-crafted, our range combines traditional design with modern timber treatment to create a strong, secure and energy-efficient window. Sustainably sourced, our range offers either casement or sash with a selection of paint and stain finishes to maintain the unique style of your property. You can also match your timber windows and doors to create traditional consistency. Timber is a perfect choice for window frames. It’s thermally efficient and doesn’t conduct heat or cold. Add in Everest know-how of modern double glazing and you will get an A rated double glazed window. Offering an optimum 20mm Argon filled air gap and low-e internal glass, reflecting heat back into your home, resulting in a window with the beauty of wood but the efficiency of uPVC.
Lumber/Timber Structural Works
Structural grading is the process by which timber is sorted into groups – or stress grades – with ideally, similar structural properties in each group. Inevitably there is a very substantial range of properties within a group and significant overlap in properties between the groups. CLS timber is a versatile timber typically used for a variety of internal structural projects. Alongside the obvious advantages from its strength and durability, the fact that it is shaped with four surfaced sides and rounded edges makes it particularly ideal for jobs such as: Timber frame home construction.
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