For many years, timber has played an important role in the construction industry as a regularly used natural resource.
At the initial stage of preparing timber for commercial use, the tree will be felled. This process usually takes place in winter as the drop in temperature means the wood has a lower moisture content.
A forestry worker will determine when and which trees should be cut down, depending on if they have reached their ‘mature’ stage for felling. Trees can range from 40 to 150 years old before they stop growing and are ready to be cut down. The felled trees will then be replaced with saplings.
Following their felling, the logs will be stored in a clearing before being taken to the sawmill on vehicles with lifting gear.
Upon their arrival to the sawmill, the logs will be cut into boards using circular saws and band saws. The initial process involves rough sawing which is followed by re-sawing. The ends of each log are trimmed to ensure they are straight and cut into boards then large circular saws are used to further-process the boards, removing the curved edges. Each processed piece of wood now looks like a board. It is important to season the timber before it is used in construction, during this process, excess moisture is removed from the timber. The timber is then transported to our timber yard right here in Somerset.
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Timbersource offers timber cladding and other products with no minimum order policy, allowing you to order as little or as much as you like. To save you valuable time, effort and resources, Timbersource can do your machining for you! We offer an array of machining capabilities: from planing and moulding to sawing and shaping.
Timbersource offers nationwide delivery to most of mainland UK, or alternatively customers are welcome to collect their orders from our premises. This gives you the chance to hand select your timber, meet the team and friendly staff, ask any questions and view our products and services.