Finger-Jointing

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Finger-Jointing2018-08-24T09:32:24+00:00

Glenalmond Timber has made a £1.3million investment in a Grecon Dimter structural finger jointing facility.

This enables us to finger joint lengths of up to 12m +/- 2mm and we are accredited to manufacture finger jointed timbers in C24, C30 and C40 structural grades.

STRUCTURAL FINGER-JOINTING

We take regular stress graded carcassing timber and cut into lengths between 1.8m and 3.0m then re-join. In order to prove that the joint is structurally sound, we use our calibrated test rig in Methven in accordance with CATG accredited factory process controls. The joint itself can be 2-3 times stronger than the original timber, and being cut into shorter lengths prior to joining helps to eliminate bow and twist which is always a problem in longer lengths.

We can supply structural graded finger jointed timber in any sections up to 75mm x 275mm and in grades from C16 up to C30 ex-stock. Our production line can cut any length up to 12m and we can also precision end trim +/- 2mm any length required e.g. 9.135m. Finger jointing removes waste incurred by cutting down standard lengths to non-standard and thus reduces cost, labour, waste and disposal on site.

NON-STRUCTURAL FINGER-JOINTING

For non-structural applications such as external or internal cladding, finger jointing allows us to price large cladding or decking projects in a fixed lump sum instead of per m2 plus 10-15% for waste. For the first time our clients can specify any length they wish for their projects without including a waste factor for standard available stock lengths. This can be up to 20% depending on landed stock available at any given time which, with hardwood or clear softwood projects with fire retardants, can amount to a significant saving. We are currently producing finger jointed cladding in Scottish Larch, Cedar, Siberian Larch, Douglas Fir, English Oak and Sweet Chestnut.

BENEFITS OF FINGER-JOINTING

 Finger jointed timber is stronger than conventional dimension timber of the same grade. Each piece is straight as defects such as bow, twist and cup are significantly reduced or even eliminated. Finger jointing permits the homebuilder to specify continuous long length floor joists that can “double span” i.e. carry the load over supporting walls for the width or length of the project without a break. This improves the stiffness and thus performance of the floor which would not be possible with conventional sawn lumber.

Most importantly, finger jointing allows us to provide an incredibly consistent product which has been defect cut, pre-straightened, and produced to exact length, strength and aesthetic specifications

To sum up, finger-jointing offers these main benefits:

  • Strength

  • Stability

  • Straightness

  • Nailing Surface

  • Quality Control

  • Consistency

  • Environmental Friendliness

TESTIMONIALS

Thank you – The help you gave us was truly amazing – you said yes to what seemed an impossible request in a heartbeat and what a difference it made – The house looked beautiful and we’re all so proud of what everyone achieved – the family were utterly overwhelmed by the sheer force of goodwill that everyone showed them

Gordon Whistance, In House Designer | BBC DIY SOS

It was an easy choice to move to using Glenalmond Timber’s floor joist system. It gives an improved specification for many aspects of the build, including acoustics, ease of installation, lack of bounce in the floor as well of course as cost effectiveness. A great all-round product, it’s a lot more than just a joist and the level of service from Fraser has been a joy. Whenever you deal with people such as that, the business process becomes a pleasure

Steven Streets, Technical Manager | Muir Group

The larch cladding we got from you is outstanding. We absolutely love the smooth riven effect. Thanks again for supplying the cladding

Adam Turner, Happy Customer

Thanks for the impromptu tour on Friday. I was very impressed with your set-up there, great to see yours and Martin’s enthusiasm for the business and getting quality products out into the market so we can build with quality materials

Angus MacDonald, Morgan Sindall

I just wanted to say a big thank you to you and your team for my order. We received it this morning and I am very impressed with the quality of the cladding and also how well it was all packaged. I would certainly recommend you to anyone who may be looking for cladding in the future.

Steve Holyland, Happy Customer

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