Timber Treatment

Timber treatment provides effective, long term protection against fungal and insect attacks meaning the shelf life of the timber is increased. Generally, it leaves the appearance of the timber virtually unchanges. However, we add a pale yellow additive to assist identification of the perservative treatments on site. We have the ability to treat our timber on site in our Distribution Centres, and typically you'll find we've used one of two treatments;

Next generation TANALISED™ vacuum pressure treated timber has been impregnated with next generation TANALITH™E wood preservative under controlled conditions for a long service life.  This incorporates patent-pending BARamine™ application technology improving depth and consistency of penetration into the timber, and helping to protect against certain copper tolerant fungi, giving long term protection against fungal rot and insect attack.  

On external exposure, the green colour slowly weathers to a warm, honey brown and longer-term becomes a natural silver grey.

VACSOL™  Aqua treated timber is timber that has been impregnated with VACSOL™ Aqua wood preservative under controlled conditions in a double vacuum/low pressure timber impregnation VAC-VAC™ plant. Treatments are usually undertaken to order.

Transport

With our own fleet of over 25 lorries, Snows is renowned for reliable deliveries across the UK. At the height of the construction season, a Snows lorry leaves one of our four sites every 20 minutes through the working day.  Our fleet comprises lorries of different types, including HIAB, enabling us to deliver your needs whatever the local delivery situation.  Our drivers’ expertise in making timely deliveries is much appreciated by our customer base.

Strength Grading

We have a team of registered and third-party audited strength graders trained to visually grade structural carcassing sections. It is necessary for recut sizes to be regraded.

Imported machine graded timber is delivered in full packs graded to C16/C24 in accordance with BS EN 519 mixed within the packs. To achieve a visual grade, GS/C16 (general structural) or SS/C24 (special structural) grade, our strength graders have been trained to BS4978: 1996 under the supervision of the TRADA Quality Assurance Scheme.

Milling to Order

We have planing mills in our Distribution Centres that allow us to machine raw material to meet your requirements. We have a number of specialist moulding machines dedicated to producing non standard square edged or moulded profiles to agreed minimum quantities. We can offer;

  • Planed Square Section with non standard finished sizes
  • Planed Square Section to usual finished sizes but in a species of quality either higher or lower than that normally used for that section
  • Standard Moulded Profiles but in a species or quality either higher or lower than normally used for that section
  • Non Standard Moulded Profiles

Visual Grading

The visual appearance of Timber is an important aspect, as it can sometimes determine what it will be used for. End users tend to want interior mouldings to be free of visual defects and knots to ensure a high quality appearance. That is why we visually grade our timber in accordance with the Nordic Grading Standards.

You will find out timber sorted into 4 grades which are;

  • Unsorted: The highest quality with minimal sound knots and other imperfections. This grade aligns with Nordic Grading Rules Grade A1 - A4.
  • 5ths (Or Vths): Good quality with a few sound knots of small size and other imperfections. This grade aligns with Nordic Grading Rules Grade B.
  • Sawfalling: A mix of unsorted and 5ths.
  • 6ths: More visible imperfections and suitable for a less prominent application. This grade aligns with Nordic Grading Rules Grade C.

Technical Assistance

We have over a century’s worth of experience in all aspects of timber and wood supply.  Ask our experts when you need help.  We offer advice on softwood species; the most suitable grades for specific purposes; timber-related British Standards; timber treatments and much more. 

Feel free to call us with your questions and we’ll do our very best to answer them.  Like all serious timber suppliers, we are members of TRADA, the Timber Trade Federation, and we are supplier members of the Builders Merchants Federation.

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