Constructional timber: Fact sheet no. 3
In This Series
This wood for good fact sheet is an introductory document to constructional timber.
The sheet contains tips, guides to marking and span tables for C16 and C24 floor joists.
- Span tables for domestic floor joists: C16 timber
- Span tables for domestic floor joists: C24 timber
- Floor joists
Although the vast majority of structural timber in the UK is softwood, there is a significant interest in hardwoods from both temperate and tropical regions for structural applications. When using hardwoods in structures, the specifier may need to take more interest in the species, its origin and its moisture condition...
Philip O'Leary, head of TRADA Technology's Structural Investigations team, highlights his concerns about a lack of understanding in the industry about timber strength grading issues.
Timber as a natural material, is inherently variable, even within a single species. Strength grading of softwood and hardwood overcomes this, by assessing the...
The use of round timber for structural applications can provide designers with attractive features in sympathy with local surrounding in a range of applications from housing and agricultural buildings to major engineering structures such as bridges.
Structural engineers are often faced with little information on designing with round timber...