Choosing Timbers For Your Home

by Scott Edwards

Once decided upon timber as a material, there are a number of things to consider which help ensure you choose the right species for your needs.

First of all, is the timber going to be located externally or internally, and what kind of finish and character do you want the timber to achieve? If your product will be outdoors and you are going to paint the wood your preferred colour, then there’s the possibility cost-effective softwood will suffice, as long as it receives the right treatments and aftercare. If however you prefer a wood with richer character and greater durability, then there are broad selections of hardwood timbers to choose from.

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