Structural Timber and Joists
Structural timber and joists play a critical role in providing support and stability to buildings and structures. They are key components in framing systems and are responsible for transferring loads from the upper levels down to the foundation.
Structural Timber: Structural timber refers to large pieces of wood that are specifically designed and graded for use in load-bearing applications. It is typically made from strong and durable hardwoods or softwoods that possess the necessary strength characteristics to withstand the applied loads. The most common types of structural timber include dimensional lumber, such as 2x4s, 2x6s, and larger timber beams or columns.
Structural timber is used to form the framework of a building, including walls, floors, and roofs. It provides support and stability by distributing the loads evenly and efficiently. The selection of the appropriate size and grade of structural timber depends on factors such as the span, load requirements, and building codes.