MP Moran is one of the leading suppliers of sawn timber C16 and C24 grades across London, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Essex, London, Berkshire, Surrey, West Sussex, East Sussex and Kent, all of which are ideally suited to any commercial or domestic project.
Sourced from quality suppliers, our sawn timber sheets are competitively priced, ideal for those carrying out larger building projects. We regularly check each individual item to make sure that you are getting the best value for money.
All of our sawn timber is available on our speedy delivery service, meaning that you never have to hold a project up because you need more wood. Thanks to our FORS gold transport fleet we can deliver directly to the site of your project, with many people choosing MP Moran for that service alone.
For more information on any of our sawn timber, or to hear more about our prices or speedy delivery service, please speak to one of our advisors either in one of our branches or by calling us on 0843 600 5566.
Find out more about our Sawn Timber
What is sawn timber used for?
Carpentry products where a quality finish is important, windows and doorframes which are normally painted, furniture, frame structures such as studwork and roof trusses, interior panels, roof batten strips, floors, under floor or subfloors, tongue and groove boards, fences, moulds, pallets, boat building, ornaments and handcrafts. Depending upon the use different grades (quality and strength) and sizes can be selected.
Sawn timber sizes; thickness, widths and lengths.
Dimensions are normally the nominal size (prior to finishing (planing or sanding)
Lengths generally range from 2.7m to 5.4m in 300mm increments
Online we offer these sizes. Other sizes are available at our branches or by order to meet your specification.
Stability and Kiln Dried
Sawn timber is kiln dried to make the timber more stable for shipping and for use. Most sawn timber is kin dried to a moisture content of less than 24%.
As a guide sawn timber is dried to these percentages depending upon use;
Framing - less than 24%
External cladding - less than 18%
Interior lining - less than 16%
Flooring - less than 10%
Strength grading timber
Modern timber mills now sort and grade timber via computer eye or camera. The camera measures the size and frequency of knots and defects to determine the quality grade. Defects include; cracks, warping and distortion. The thickness of the timbers growth rings is also measured to determine speed of growth. In colder climates timber grows slower making it stronger than in warm climates.
The strength of a piece of timber is denoted by being given a strength class ranging C14, C16, C18, C20, C24, C27, C30, C35, C40, C45, C50
At MP Moran we sell C16 and C24 which serves most construction requirements.
All lengths of sawn timber are marked at the end with a CE stamp denoting; manufacturers name, year the grade was marked and of course its strength grade mark.