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Frequently Asked Questions

Are you open to the public?

Yes we are open to public and trade customers. Our Trade Counter stocks a wide variety of DIY materials in addition to the hundreds of timber products that we have available. Our professional and friendly staff are always on hand for help and advice. See DIY Products for more information.

What are your opening hours?

The Trade Counter is open Monday to Friday 8am until 5pm, and Saturdays 8am until 12pm.

Where are you located?

We are located on the South Humberside Industrial Estate, just off the A180 in Grimsby; see our Contact Us part of the website for more details!

Do you deliver?

Yes, we deliver both locally and nationally (fees may apply). See our delivery options for more information!

What offers do you have at the moment?

We always have fantastic offers at Bennetts Timber; see our Special Offers section of our website for the latest promotions!

Can I have an account?

If you are a business owner…yes! Apply online now or phone 01472 350151 and ask for an application form.

How do I get a quote?

Click here to get a quote now or phone us on 01472 350151. 

Can you apply finishes and treatments to your Timber?

Yes, we can apply a variety of different stains and finishes, see our Timber Stains and Finishes section for more information!

Can you get non-standard sizes and lengths?

Yes! We can source longer lengths or cut down to desired lengths. We can also cut down timber to suit your needs, call us for more information on 01472 350151.

What does 'unsorted' mean.

'Unsorted' is the premium grade or best quality joinery timber where the lower grades have been removed, or sorted. Unsorted joinery is mainly used where a visible finish is important, such as doors, windows, stairs, skirtings and architraves. Unsorted has a low knot content, straight grain and smooth finish.

I've heard of Scandinavian 5ths and Russian 4ths - what does this mean?

Scandanavian 5ths (Vths) or Russian 4ths (IVths) are the standard grades of joinery timber, more of a multipurpose grade which has a large variety of uses typically for flooring, skirting and architrave. Most PSE and mouldings are machined from 5th grade.

Other grades such as 'saw falling' and 6th grade are available too. The lower grades tend to have larger knots and some defects.

I need C16 or C24 graded timber, what is it and do you stock it?

Timber must be graded 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. At Bennetts Timber we stock both C16 and C24 regularised timbers.

What is regularised?

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. 

What does 'nominal' mean?

This relates to PSE or cladding. Nominal size is the actual size of timber that the board is machined out of. In other words the finished product will have a smaller finished size than the nominal size.

What is PSE?

PSE stands for Planed Square Edge. This is usually joinery timber (Scandanavian whitewood or Russian redwood) that has been planed on all sides with square edges. In some parts of the UK this is referred to as PAR (Planed All Round).

What does PTGV'd mean?

PTGV'd stands for Planed Tongue and Grooved with a V joint. It may also be referred to as PMV which means Planed Machined with a V joint. Two different terms for the same thing!

What is PMV?

PMV stands for Planed Machined with a V joint. It may also be referred to as PTGV'd which means Planed Tongue and Grooved with a V joint. Two different terms for the same thing!

What does CLS mean?

CLS stands for 'Canadian Lumber Standard'. CLS was originally manfactured in Canada for use in the building of timber framed houses, hence it's name. Over the past few years CLS has become increasingly popular in the UK for use as framing for stud walls and internal partitions. The UK version is usually manufactured from European or Scandanavian softwoods.

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