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 they are commonly known, vary greatly in quality from one supplier to the next. Joists are commonly supplied either 'sawn', 'regularised' or 'planed all round', depending on the supplier. We stock planed-all-round deck joists as they are consistent in size and easier to handle and work with, making them the most desirable.
Silva's Deck Joists are graded to comply with BS 5268.
Our deck joists are kiln dried, regularised, pressure treated and 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 largely reducing potential remedial work at a later date.
Timber must be graded (and dried) if it's to be used in internal structural applications as stipulated by building regulations. Timber is graded to either C16 or C24. Here all the structural properties of the timber are quantified. Eg Species, Knot Size, and Type, Slope of Grain, Tightness of grain, Compression Wood, Rot, etc. C24 grade can only be achieved by imported timber. Homegrown timber from UK sawmills will make C16 only and so will have reduced span capability.
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 95mm||£2.20£2.64|
|45 x 145mm||£3.28£3.94|
Timber delivery charges vary based on the products you have ordered, the location of your delivery, the value of your order and the delivery service you require.
Silva own vehicle delivery – Our cheapest timber delivery service with goods expertly delivered by a member of our team on our own vehicles. Priced at £45 + VAT, orders are typically fulfilled within 7 working days*. Available to selected postcodes only.
Haulier delivery – Our haulier delivery service is for areas not covered by our own vehicles. Lead-times for this service are guaranteed between 5-7 working days, subject to stock availability. Prices start from £95 + VAT.
Saturday deliveries – please call for a quote.
Free delivery is offered on orders over £2,000 + VAT**
Please note: As with most building materials, delivery is to the kerbside only.
* Typical lead-time for our Silva own vehicle service is 5-7 days although this is not guaranteed. Please allow up to 14 days for delivery especially at peak times.
** Exclusions apply. See Delivery Information tab for further details.