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Why You Need Kiln Dried Hardwood

On our timber sales lists, you will often notice kiln dried hardwood. We have supplied kiln dried hardwood to builders for structural work for years. We would like to tell you why it is in such demand and some of the applications for it.

Applications for Kiln Dried Hardwood

Kiln dried hardwood is used for structural elements because it is so strong and durable. It is used generally for external structures, internal framing and a host of decorative and exposed applications on the interior and exterior. These include: deck joists, trusses, framing, decorative beams and external steps.

Advantages of Kiln Dried Hardwood

F27 kiln dried hardwood offers resistance to termites and bushfires. F17 kiln dried hardwood has superior ability to hold nails. It is straight, tall and it resists both warping and delamination. What allows kiln dried hardwood to perform as it does?

Better Drying Conditions in a Kiln

Kiln drying provides the best control of relative humidity, temperature and air circulation over any other method of drying timber.

Weather Conditions Don’t Affect the Kiln or the Timber

Solar or air drying is dependent upon weather conditions. It takes longer to dry timber by these methods if there is any humidity or even rain. The kiln blocks out excess humidity and creates its own heat.

Less Timber Degradation in a Kiln

Timber can degrade due to shrinkage, affecting the quality of the timber. There is no way to control the process of degradation during solar drying or air drying. The precision we mentioned earlier also controls the rate of degradation.

Call the Best Timber Sales Provider in Australia

For the best hardwood and softwood at the lowest prices, call Narangba Timbers today. We provide high quality timber from sustainable sources. Those sources are in Australia whenever possible and we always prefer to be as local as we can. Our customer service has the expertise to help you make any timber project a success.

To learn more, call us today on 1300 477 024.