Our timber is manufactured to very stringent quality specifications. York timber is manufactured strictly from plantations which are renewable resources and no natural or endangered forests are denuded in the process.
As one of the largest producers of sawn timber in Africa, York Timbers offers a broad range of kiln dried pine timber in short (0,9 meters to 2,9 meters) and long lengths (3,0 meters to 6,6 meters).
Each piece of structural timber produced by York Timbers carries a grade mark which defines its load carrying capacity in accordance with the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS).
C.C.A. treatment is available if necessary
Timber at York Timbers is produced in the following grades, sizes and lengths:
|Grade||Nominal||Actual||Rough sawn||Regularized||Planed top and bottom||Planed||Lengths|
|Size||Size||smooth ripped||4 sides|
|Species:||Pinus Elliotii Pinus Patula: ( Mexican and Southern-Yellow Pine). In appearance and physical properties these are virtually indistinguishable.|
|Lengths||0.90m to 6.60m in 300mm increments. If only fixed length is required, the manufacture involves finger jointing, which adds a cost of approximately US$50,00 per metre cubed.|
|Packing:||By securely strapped export bundles. If each bundle is to be covered with plastic sheeting ( table cloth ) add $3 per metre cubed ( for lumber wrap add $5 per metre cubed) to quoted rates.|
|Loading :||Our staff is in attendance during the loading of the ship in order to ensure that bundles are stowed correctly in the hold|
manufacture four basic grades of S.A. Pine. These are:
The structural grades are graded in strict accordance
with SANS 1783 and independently verified by SATAS.
Our productions consists of approximately –|
65% in Structural/ Industrial Grade (Including S-grades)
20% in Clear Grade/Select Grade/Furniture Grade15% in Crating/Black Cross Grade
|Kiln drying:||All timber is kiln dried, and generally no further treatment is required. If any treatment is requested this is done after the kiln drying.|
|Treating:||Timber is treated with Copper Chrome Arsenate (CCA) or CCA with water repellent wax additive. The treatment process involves a vacuum pressure treatment in an autoclave. The water based solvent has a deep penetration. We do not kiln dry after CCA treatment, and as such, freight costs are affected due to the additional plus minus 25% weight.|
|Prices:||When inquiring, please indicate price expectations and whether you wish timber to be sent by Break Bulk or by Containerisation. All our prices are quoted in US$ for the execution by Letter of Credit payable on sight of shipping documents.|
|Insurance:||We will insure your shipment on your behalf at an additional cost of 1% of the value.|