8x2 Timber

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Our 8x2 treated and untreated timber offers both versatility and durability, making it an ideal building material for a wide range of construction projects. With dimensions of 200mm in width and 47mm in thickness, it is a sought-after choice for framing, decking, and other outdoor structures.

What is 8x2 Timber Used For?

Due to it’s strong C24 strength grading, our 8x2 timber is an ideal structural and framing timber. Its strength and width also make it a perfect choice for the construction of furniture pieces such as tables, benches, and shelving units, or in outdoor projects such as pergolas or sheds. 

What Types of 8x2 Timber Do You Offer?

All of our 8x2 timber is graded to a C24 strength grading, and is available untreated or pressure treated - meaning it is suitable for structural projects such as stud walls and partitions. It is available in a range of lengths: 2.4m, 3m, 3.6m, 4.2m and 4.8m. 

What Does C16 / C24 Stand For?

In the UK, regularised timber is most commonly classified into two grades: C16 or C24. The "C" signifies the wood type, specifically Conifer. The number (24/16) indicates the bend strength - which is based on factors such as imperfections and knots. While C24 is the stronger grade, C16 remains exceptionally strong and is used in numerous wall and roofing applications.

8x2 Timber Dimensions

Though often timber is referred to by its size in inches, 8x2 timber does not measure exactly its equivalent size in mm which is approx 47x200mm. 8x2 timber is how it’s traditionally known and continues to be used as the most common name for it, but as all of our 8x2 timber is regularised - which means it is planed to achieve smooth and regular dimensions along the length of the timber - in reality the timber measures a few mm smaller - closer to  45mm x 195mm. As the difference is so small, rarely if ever does this cause an issue when using the timber for its intended purpose.

Do I Need Treated 8x2 Timber?

Our 8x2 Treated Timber is treated to UC2 for resistance to moisture and pests and can be used in outdoor construction - though timber in direct contact with moisture may need further treatment. For indoor projects, treated timber is not essential, but for projects such as studwork, it is often a beneficial choice as it has some resistance to pests and from moisture such as leaks.

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