QP1 Grading (Second highest quality)
Sawn timber with practically sharp arrises, permitting wane less than 10% of the face width across no more than 30% of the length. This width tolerance is increased to 15% for sections above 250 x 250mm. Sound sapwood permitted on two arrises if the total width is less than 15% of the face width. Fully or partly intergrown sound knots are permitted if the diameter is less than half the face width. Boxed heart permitted, as well as traces of heartwood on both faces. Slope of the grain less than 12%, not exceeding 20% locally.
Permitted on a limited number of pieces: brown streak, black holes, brown pith.
Excluded: unsound knots, frost crack, ring shake, star shake, curly grain, bark pocket, unsound sapwood, rot, white holes.
Please note fresh sawn oak will have some discoloration on the faces and some shrinkage & movement will be inevitable as the oak dries out.
End trimming may be required
Surface checking, shrinkage and some face splitting will occur during the natural drying process of the timber.
Some blue black staining may occur on the Oak when it has been in contact with ironwork, along with water staining which can be removed with recommended cleaning agent.
Tannin leach may arise from the fresh sawn Oak. Stain protection may be required on susceptible areas.
Please note this product is only available for local delivery, or collection. ‘Local Delivery’ is within an approximate 80 mile radius of HP2 4ZB. If your postcode is not listed on the ‘Delivery method’ drop down menu in the checkout page, we unfortunately will not be able to deliver to you and your order will not be processed.If your postcode is not listed, please contact our sales team who will be happy to price for a delivery to you
This product is not available for delivery via a courier and will not be processed if you select ‘Courier service’ as a delivery method