Carcassing is typically used for load-bearing applications, as the name suggests for the skeleton or carcassing of a building. This type of timber was frequently rough sawn timber many years ago, but now comes with a range of surface finishes, where products such as planed timber are frequently available.
Timber framing is a type of softwood that’s been kiln-dried. Most commonly used in the construction of Carcassing timber and both roof and floor joists, often with a grading stamp, carcassing can also be used in a variety of internal and external applications..
Carcassing timber can be bought either ‘unseasoned’ or ‘seasoned’, the latter of which will have usually been kiln-dried as part of its production process. This particular structural graded softwood has to be dried to contain no more than 20% moisture, which can then be stress-graded to certain strength classes.
The strength class to which the softwood timber has been graded are both C16 and C24. We stock both C16 timber and C24 timber, in a range of thicknesses and lengths