Timber Price Comparison

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Hi,
Try your local BM if you have one, mine would charge 5.56, plus they will deliver reasonable quantities. Might be possible to get a discount too but I've never tried.
If it's structural eg for joists then any old 2x4 might not do, it might require at least a minimum strength grade.
cheers, Pete.
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length,
The DIY sheds are inc VAT. BMs are not.
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But they usually offer trade discount of around the VAT
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This one does:
<http://www.brownsbuildingsupplies.co.uk/
So the above figure includes VAT.
cheers, Pete.
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Edwin Spector snipped-for-privacy@lucent.com typed:

You don't have any *Timber Merchants* in your part of the country.? ? try http://tinyurl.com/yqhgv
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My local (very good) timber yard 47x100 regularised* C16 carcassing 1.29/mtr Planed redwood probably about 2.10/mtr. Vat inclusive.
The redwood would be way better quality than the shit banana wood you get from the sheds, and any length you want to 4.8m.
*The regularised stuff is planed (a bit) and roundy cornered, whitewood, and comes out about 44x95.
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On Fri, 11 Jun 2004 23:02:46 +0100, Steven Briggs

This is the same stuff, AFAICS, which is sold as Canadian Lumber Standard (CLS). There is 44x95, as you say, and smaller ones of about 38x63, 38x89 and 38x140
As you say, it is nice to use in situations where PAR is not really needed but sawn is not good enough.
It's quite a bit less expensive than PAR and even in the DIY places not priced badly and of fairly good quality. Last time I bought some from B&Q, it was from a good and straight batch from Stora Enso, one of the large Finnish producers.
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IIRC B&Q don't sell redwood at all, so their "planed softwood" is whitewood, spruce, CLS, construction material, or whatever else you want to call it. Merchants usually sell whitewood and redwood but there is, rightly, a big difference in price. Spruce is fine for a lot of applications but is virtually unmachineable.
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On Sat, 12 Jun 2004 11:26:11 +0100, "stuart noble"

Generally true. I have bought some in there on the odd occasion, but it is generally cheaper at a timber yard anyway.

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Well yes the ideas the same as CLS (i.e. safer for handling), but its apparently the latest British Standard for studding work. CLS is neat round figure _finished_ size, i.e. 1.5" x 2.5" (and some others), regularised is a bit awkward, being 6mm / 1/4" down on its nominal 2x3 etc. My Brother (a pro joiner) doesn't like the stuff as standard width door casings etc don't match it. I suspect things will catch up eventually.
As you say, its pretty reasonable stuff for the price. I've now used most of my 52 pieces of 4.2m 2x3 regularised for the shed build, and most of its pretty straight and very little twist. Can't say the same about 3 off 3m lengths of 2x4 regularised I got, all ended up with 20-30 degrees of twist (outside, but under cover). Two I used, but the last piece I pulled out yesterday for the veranda ridge beam was beyond redemption. Down the yard this morning for a nice length of 50x100 redwood PSE. So back to the original topic, 1.69/m + vat
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Edwin Spector wrote:

Are you comparing like with like? I just 'phoned Jewson, and was told 2.39/m (5.74/2.4m, specified simply "redwood"). Travis Perkins, who I think are often robbers, have on their website REDWOOD STD/5THS PSE PAR 50X100MM 2.21 - M, or about 5.30. Normally DIY stores are not known for quality timber, although I nipped in to a B&Q Who^H^Harehouse a while ago and noticed some nice redwood boards in length.
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