What type of timber do I need?

When selecting the right timber for your project, it can sometimes be hard to know where to start. There are a number of things you need to consider, not least how the timber will be used and where. So let us help point you in the right direction for your next project…


Indoors or out?

If you are using timber outside, it is especially important to look for wood that has been pressure treated. This means that preservatives have been forced into the wood, improving its strength and durability, and protecting it against the elements, which all help it to far outlive its untreated counterpart. Hardwoods are often the obvious choice for outdoor projects, but softwoods such as pine are just as suitable once pressure treated. Indoors, you can be a little less picky, but still opt for quality wood, because you really do get what you pay for when it comes to timber.


Best for Studwork

Specifically designed for wall partitioning, studwork and framework, our highest quality graded, pressure treated and Kiln Dried softwood CLS Studwork timber is the perfect timber for framing and carcassing interior building walls. It comes in various sizes to suit all your needs, is planed and edges rounded to make it easy for handling. 


Best for Decking

Opt for heavy duty timber decking boards that have been pressure treated to ensure they can withstand outdoor use and the elements, preferably made from kiln dried timber such as Scandinavian Redwood.


Best for Cladding

There are various timber cladding board styles available, including our pressure treated softwood shiplap, loglap or tongue & groove cladding boards – all suitable for exterior work such as boarding of sheds, summer houses or parts of house walls. Another option for exterior timber cladding is solid oak – with its attractive warm finish and unique grain, it’s one of the strongest and longest lasting woods out there – though it does come at a premium. For more detailed information on the different types of timber cladding available, click here.


Best for Gates and Fencing

Good quality, pressure treated kiln dried Scandinavian softwood is ideal for wooden gates and fencing due to its durability, longevity and minimal maintenance. It balances strength with a lighter weight than other woods. Plus, it looks great, too!


All our timber is pressure treated, and manufactured from sustainable timber to FSC certification. If you are unable to find what you are looking for on our website, we are also able to source timber to your exact requirements.


Please feel free to contact us for further information on 01409 231763, or email: sales@ruby-group.co.uk.