8x2 Treated Timber C24

For strength, durability and stability, look no further than high-quality C24 graded 8x2 treated timber. Often referred to as 200x50 timber, 8x2 timber is one of the mainstays of the building trade. All of our 8x2 timber is sawn to length and pressure treated with chemicals to prevent fungal or insect attack. Here at Materials Market, we offer a good selection of 8x2 C24 timber lengths: 3m, 3.6m, 4.2m, 4.8m, 5.4m, 6m and 7.2m

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What Does C24 Carcassing Timber Mean?

C24 grade is superior to C16, offering greater strength with more knots than lower graded timbers. This suits it to tasks which require durability and sturdiness, namely structural applications, such as floor joists or roof battens.

C24 timber is a premium choice that can support higher loads and wider spans. Only good quality timber imported from areas where the weather conditions demand a slower growth rate (and hence a tighter grain) achieves a C24 grade.

What is 8x2 Carcassing Timber Used For?

Carcassing timber is a kiln-dried treated structural graded softwood that is most often seen in construction where a grading stamp is needed. It can be utilised in a variety of ways both internally and externally, and it's widely used in floor joists, roof joists, and timber framing construction.

Carcassing timber can be used in the following building applications: 

  • Stud walls
  • Joists for roofs, floors and decking
  • Structural and general joinery applications
  • Timber framing construction


What Are The Benefits Of Using Treated Timber? 

With C24 graded timber, you won't need to pay mind to 'checking in' on the timber, as its pressure treatment renders it unaffected by both fungal and insect attack. Essentially meaning, it can fend for itself without you maintaining it. 

Here are just a handful of the benefits on offer with treated timber:  

  • It is treated to resist rot, decay and insect attacks
  • The most durable timber option which offers extra stability, making it ideal for outdoor use
  • Thanks to its treated nature, treated timber is also low-maintenance
  • You won't have to spend time and money regularly maintaining it


Explain The Difference Between 8x2 Treated Timber and 8x2 Sawn Timber

Sawn timber is wood that has been cut to the required dimensions but hasn't yet been pressure treated and kiln dried. Pressure-treated timber, otherwise known as tanalised timber (due to the Tanalith E wood preservative that impregnates the wood) provides many benefits, such as resistance to the elements.

The goal of pressure treating wood is to force preservative chemicals deep into the timber's cellular structure. This pressure treatment process will often include copper and organic co-biocides, which help to repel both insects and moisture.
Please note: timber is a natural product that may vary in colour, visual details, knots, grain, and texture.


Timber Sizing Explained

Here at Materials Market, all of our timber is treated with preservatives, kiln dried, and then planed on all four sides to give it an easi edge profile that makes for easy handling. Our 8 x 2 timber offers longer lengths of up to 7.2m.

Timber sizes are often referred to as either nominal or finished. With a nominal size of 47mmx200mm, this product actually has a finished size of 45mmx195mm but this difference is so negligible that it is commonly just referred to as 200 x 47mm, 47x200, or 8x2.

Frequently Asked Questions About 8x2 Timber

Is It Possible To Paint 8x2 Timber C24?

It's actually very easy to paint treated wood, but it's important to keep in mind that the wood should be allowed to completely dry out before any paint or primer is applied.

Be mindful of where you store the timber as too much heat or direct sunlight can cause the timber to warp rather than dry out. Conversely, damp conditions can lengthen the drying out period, prolonging the time before work can begin.


Am I Able To Cut Treated Timber To My Preferred Size?

Absolutely, to cut treated timber to size is a simple task, however, be sure to have all the appropriate power tools, eye protection, and a respirator to hand before cracking on, since the cutting process releases tiny airborne particles of wood, possibly impregnated with the chemicals used in pressure-treating.

Treated wood also cuts a little more like wet wood so some extra care should be afforded to ensure the blade doesn’t slip while cutting. 


Is 8x2 Treated Timber Environmentally Sustainable?

All of the treated timber for purchase on the Materials Market website is Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) certified, which means that the timber we stock is in good condition and responsibly sourced from environmentally responsible suppliers.