Beams & Constructional Timbers

//Beams & Constructional Timbers
Beams & Constructional Timbers2020-04-27T11:03:49+01:00

We have been cutting and selling beams since Walter Luke’s (WL West) father was a young man. We are able to supply in small or large quantities. Call our sales team with your enquiry.

Sawn from European Oak, fresh logs or more seasoned logs we can offer beam components (equivalent to the Grade BS5756 1996). Brace cutting is available as is Jowel post cutting. For larger order quantities we can offer a direct delivery from our suppliers in France. We have our own strength graders trained to grade to BS5756.

Oak beams are a living material, and it is quite normal to see cracks and splits occurring after installation. This is as a result of the beam drying out over a period of time. Drying Beams is almost impossible, they can be well air dried, but the centre of the Beam will still contain a reasonably high percentage of moisture. This is not a problem, but, as previously stated, be prepared for the Beam to split and crack – its strength WILL NOT be affected.

Home Grown Douglas fir is available for certain applications.

For restoration work, we do stock some steady air drying beams for scarfing in repairs. These can be varying sizes, so it is always advisable to call to check availability. We can normally locate your required sizes if we do not have them on stock.

Key Points for Beam Supply

  • Lengths up to 8.0 metres (subject to availability)

  • Section sizes up to 600 x 600mm (subject to availability)

  • Graded to BS5756 – TH1/TH2 THA/THB

  • FSC/PEFC Logs available to cut into beam (subject to size & availability)

  • Beam planing service & sandblasting service

  • Machine shop services

  • Braces cut to customer template

  • Direct loads available – ½ & full loads ex-Europe

  • Air Drying beams on stock (subject to available stock)

  • Fresh sawn Elm beams (subject to availability)

  • Oak shingles available

  • Oak crooks available

  • Oak Laths & Pegs

  • Timber Dowels available

  • Oak Tile Battens

  • Fresh sawn Beam cut to order

  • Beam end Scroll Sawning

  • Jowl Post cutting

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