Our oak beamstock can either be ordered fresh sawn or you can take advantage of the landed stock that has been air drying at our mill in France and in our yard. All our beams are graded in France to QPA/1 and better. Please bare in mind that if additional cutting is required then you may loose the QPA/1 grade. However, at Timbersource we have qualified graders that can regrade the beam using the prefered TH grading system when strength is key to the project that is being undertaken.
As our beams are stored in both undercover warehouses and outside in our yard the colour of the beams may darken down depending on how long they have been there. This effect is natural and quite common. Planing, sanding or blasting the timber will clean them up if required.
Another factor important to mention when machining beams are that, due to the higher moisture content within the beam, you can sometimes expect a mild reaction with the oak and the steel tooling that is used to shape the timber. This will show up as a dark blue stain across the faces. Again this can easily be sanded off, and is widely accepted in the trade.
We stock a number of standard thicknesses in a variety of lengths, mainly square sections,
150mm, 200mm, 250mm, 300mm, 350mm, and even 400mm beams, ranging from 3mtrs to 7mtrs in length.
Please be aware that naturally air drying oak will contain splits on all surfaces.
For more information please contact Timbersource or you can view our stock and prices here