Kiln Dried Joists with minimised risk of shrinkage
When constructing a deck it is important to have consistent joists that are regular in size and as straight as possible. Deck joists, or carcassing as it is commonly known varies greatly in quality from one supplier to the next. It is supplied either 'sawn', 'regularised' or 'planed all round'. Planed-all-round deck joists are the most desirable as they are consistent in size and are easier to handle and work with.
Silva Timber's Deck Joists are graded to comply with BS 5268.
Our deck joists are kiln dried, regularised, pressure treated and C16/C24 stress graded. They are planed all round with 4 eased edges (rounded corners) and PEFC certified.
Kiln Dried joists
Silva's joists are kiln dried to below 20% moisture content, to minimise any risk of shrinkage once in situ, therefore elminating potential remedial work at a later date.
Eased edges on a piece of timber offers no structural benefit, it is simply done to make manual handling of the timber a little easier.
Although the sawing process is a lot more accurate than it was some years ago, by regularising the timber the end user can be sure that in whatever application each piece will have consistent and `regular' size. It is also more visually appealing.
45 x 145mm deck joists are available from stock in 5 lengths: 2.4, 3.0, 3.6, 4.2 & 4.8m