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Sawn Timber

MP Moran  is one of the leading suppliers of sawn timber C16 and C24 grades across the south and south-east of England. When you come to us you can buy sawn timber that is ideally suited to a wide range of commercial and domestic projects.

Sourced from quality providers, our sawn timber sheets are competitively priced, which makes them ideal for those working on larger developments. We regularly cost-check each item to make sure that you are getting the best value for money.

All of our sawn timber is available through our speedy delivery service, meaning that you never have to hold up a project because you need more wood. Thanks to our FORS Gold-standard transport fleet we can deliver directly to your site, with many of our customers choosing us for that service alone.

For more information on any of our sawn timber, or to hear more about our prices or in-store services, please feel free to get in touch.

You can locate your nearest MP Moran branch and speak to one of our friendly team or pick up the phone and give us a call on 01923 831 686.

What is sawn timber used for?

Sawn timber can serve a wide variety of functions. Depending on the intended purpose, different grades (the timber's quality and strength) and sizes can be selected. For example, you might be looking to buy sawn timber to be used for: 

  • Carpentry products where a quality finish is important, such as furniture, ornaments and handcrafts.
  • Windows and doorframes.
  • Frame structures such as studwork, roof trusses, interior panels and roof batten strips.
  • Floors, under floor or tongue and groove boards.
  • Fences, moulds, pallets and boat building.

What sizes of sawn timber do you have for sale?

We have sawn timber for sale in a range of sizes, to help you to find exactly what you need while increasing cost-efficiency and reducing wastage. The tables below display the thicknesses and widths from which you can choose, while the lengths generally range from 2.7m to 5.4m in 300mm increments. The dimensions that you see here are normally the nominal size, prior to finishing via planing or sanding.

How is sawn timber treated before going on sale?

Sawn timber is kiln-dried to make it more stable for shipping and for use. Most sawn timber is kiln-dried to a moisture content of less than 24% but that will vary depending on its intended use. Here's a guide to give you an idea:

  • Framing – less than 24%
  • External cladding – less than 18%
  • Interior lining – less than 16%
  • Flooring – less than 10%
  • If you're looking for wood that has been treated with a preservative to guard against moisture, insect attack and fungal decay, check out our sawn treated timber.

What is the strength of sawn timber?

Modern timber mills 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 could include cracks, warping and distortion. The thickness of the timber's growth rings is also measured to determine speed of growth. In colder climates, timber grows at a slower rate, which makes it stronger than that which matures in warm conditions.

The strength of a piece of timber is denoted by its strength class. The range of these covers: C14, C16, C18, C20, C24, C27, C30, C35, C40, C45 and C50.

At MP Moran, we sell C16 and C24 sawn timber, which serves most construction requirements. C24 is the stronger of the two, and therefore slightly more expensive. All lengths of sawn timber are marked at the end with a CE stamp denoting the strength grade plus the manufacturer's name and the year in which the grade was marked.

Can you deliver sawn timber near me?

We are one of the leading suppliers of building materials across the south and south-east of England, and we could deliver direct to your site the next day. Our FORS Gold-standard fleet services much of the London and Hertfordshire area while our third-party couriers will cover the majority of the rest of Great Britain. We offer free delivery on online orders over £198, including VAT, although some exclusions may apply. For further details on whether we can distribute sawn timber near you, please see our delivery information.

What if I need to return my sawn timber?

Depending on when you decide you want to return an item, and for what reason, we may be able to offer you a full refund. There are some products – for example, perishables, opened liquids or made-to-measure items – for which we cannot accept returns. Please have a read of our refund and returns policy for further information.

Why should I buy sawn timber from MP Moran?

Buy your sawn timber from MP Moran today

Count on MP Moran to supply the C16 and C24 sawn timber that you need. We have a number of different sizes from which you can choose, so browse our range and place your order today. We can usually deliver sawn timber near you depending on your location, or you can choose to Click & Collect from one of our branches.

If you have any questions about our sawn timber or any of our products, please feel free to contact us. You can send us an email at [email protected] or you can call 01923 831 686. We'll be more than happy to speak to you.


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