Your Timber FAQs Answered

Since the timber technical helpline first launched in 1994, we have handled thousands of calls each year. In this section, we share some of the most common timber-related questions and our answers.

If you can’t find the answer to your question below, please contact our timber technical helpline using the information provided above during normal UK working hours (9–5, Monday to Friday) for free expert advice.

Explore Our Timber Flooring Consultancy FAQs

The long-term performance of wood flooring depends on careful selection of the system and materials, as well as installation done in the knowledge of what the floor will have to withstand and what is expected of it. Discover Our FAQs

Explore Our Cladding Inspection FAQs

Timber cladding is popular with building owners and architects seeking to maximise timber's unique visual appeal and environmental credentials. It is used for internal or external applications, although you must consider the durability of the timber when selecting material for external use.

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Explore Our Decking Inspection FAQs

The use of timber for external decking has a long history. In the major timber growing areas of the world such as Scandinavia, wood was used for sidewalks in the cities and lasted for many years before eventually being replaced, it is now a common feature for verandas and 'open air living' across the world. 

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Explore Our Structural Timber FAQs

Wood is a natural material. From growth to use, its structural properties are highly variable as a result of several influencing factors. The effects these factors have on the structural properties of the timber section proposed require careful consideration. Discover Our FAQS

Explore Our Timber Frame Construction FAQs

Timber frame is a method of construction. It is not a system of building, although there are a number of well researched systems which use timber frame as a basis.

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Explore Our Timber Species and Types FAQs

Timber species verification can be used to assess whether timber, either in its ‘raw’ form or when manufactured into a product, is the species it claims to be in accompanying documentation. Timber species verification provides a useful tool as part of an organization’s due diligence system. Discover Our FAQs

Contact our Timber Technical Helpline

01494 840 349