c16 carcassing

Construction Timber

C16 Timber

We supply the merchant and manufacturing trade with full and mixed trailer loads of C16 carcassing from our two sawmill suppliers in Ireland; GP Wood and Murray Timber. C16 offers the customer a quality and affordable graded timber product delivered to the door on a just-in-time service.

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Product Overview

‘C16’ Timber refers to the strength class each piece of timber achieves from a grading process, which can then be used for structural calculations such as in ‘Span Tables’. The most common grades we use in the UK are C16 and C24. These are primarily used as floor and deck joists, studwork, roof work and framing.

C16 timber is most commonly produced in the UK and Ireland from what are commonly referred to as ‘homegrown’ forests and sawmills and is primarily sourced from Spruce timber.

Affordable alternative to imported carcassing

Available in mixed loads with other timber products such as fencing, battens, CLS

‘High’ or ‘Low’ pressure preservative treatment options available

Kiln dried for improved stability and straightness

‘Eased’ edges for easier handling

FSC® certified

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C16 2
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Product Details


C16 Softwood is used primarily as floor and deck joists, studwork, roof work and framing. It comes with 'eased' edges for safer and faster handling on site.


Length (m):

2.4, 3.0, 3.6, 3.9, 4.2, 4.5, 4.8

Thickness and Width (mm):

47 x 75-250

75 x 75-250


High pressure and low preservative treatment options.

Treatment options

Strength Properties

The strength of timber is calculated after it has been kiln-dried to below 20% moisture content. C16 tends to have more physical defects, such as knots and pinworm holes which lowers the strength of the timber.

Strength Data

Our Partnerships

Our key strength is a robust supply chain, with products from a range of suppliers and locations, providing year-round access to our diverse range of products.



Murray Timber Group


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