Timber Technical

Learn more about timber biology, strengths and more with these latest insights. Have a question? Get in touch with the Gowan Lea Timbers team to learn more!

Building Decks Close to the Ground

In the residential timber game, we would see more problems with decks built close to the ground

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Timber Biology

The first thing to understand about timber is some basic tree biology.

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Timber Durability

The natural durability of timber refers to how well the heartwood of a particular species performs in an exposed situation

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Timber Treatment

A range of different chemical preservative treatments have been developed to enhance the durability and service life of timber.

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Timber Grading Strength

A timber’s strength in a construction context refers to the ability of a piece of timber to maintain stress (force) without ‘failure’.

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