English Oak Bridge
Courtesy of Concrete & Timber Services, Huddersfield
Vastern Timber is one of the country’s leading suppliers of construction-grade British oak and Douglas fir. We supply to builders, timber framers and anyone who has a requirement for large sections of timber.
There is no minimum order, so whether you require one new lintel or the freshly-cut oak for an entire frame, we can help.
Structural timber is normally supplied fresh sawn, which means it has been cut straight from the tree; other descriptions commonly used are ‘green’ or ‘wet’. During the first few years in situ, expect fresh sawn wood to shrink a little and develop surface cracks.
British Construction-Grade Oak
The experts at Vastern Timber have a thorough knowledge of structural oak, and of its uses, particularly in the construction and repair of oak-framed buildings.
We supplied oak beams that were used in the rebuilding of Windsor Castle after the disastrous fires, and our timber was used in new building projects such as those featured in the television programmes Castaway and Grand Designs.
British oak is widely used for:
- timber-framed buildings
- heritage restoration projects
- ecclesiastical work
- dock construction
- oak beams
For more technical information on our cutting and grading of structural British oak, click on ‘Timber Framers’.
British Construction-Grade Douglas fir
British Douglas fir is one of our finest native softwoods. It has a beautiful pinky- orange colouring with a cream-coloured sap wood and is widely used in applications where large dimensions and long lengths are required.
Uses of British Douglas fir include:
- timber-framed houses
- heavy construction
- rubbing strips
British Douglas fir is almost half the price of British oak, and is therefore a very cost-effective timber for constructing a timber-framed building.
For more technical information on our cutting and grading of structural British Douglas fir, click on ‘Timber framers’.
For quotes on structural oak beams and Douglas fir please contact either office.