Air Dried Structural Grade European Oak
Our air dried oak beams have been dried externally for approx 1 - 5 years. They are mainly held in square section sizes but can be cut to accommodate your list.
Air dried beams are prone to less shrinkage than fresh sawn beams, however a small amount is still expected. It takes approximately 1 year to acclimatise just 1" of beam.
Due to the natural drying process of Air Dried Oak, it will contain surface checking, splits, possibly an arris of sap and will be grey/silver in colour.
If the size is not a standard square section it may be cut from an air dried beam so the pieces will have two weathered and two bright faces. Some black bore holes are acceptable.
If you require your beams planed, please naviagte to the Planed All Round Air Dried option and enter your finished sizes.
Please note that it is the customers responsibility to assure there are means of off-loading equipment on site.
We can arrange hi-abs if this would be more convenient for you at an extra cost, please call the office if this is the case.