Timber Quality Assurance
The timber is the Supplier’s product and the responsibility for it will generally remain with them. Therefore suitable insurance should be taken out as a Supplier may be liable if the timber is not “fit for purpose”.
However, this risk may be reduced if:
1. There is professional advice.
2. The moisture content is provided.
3. A qualified grader certifies the timber grade.
4. The member has been load tested for the span and load required. The testing can provide a check on both strength and stiffness for calculating beam loading.
Structural and Civil Consultants can provide these services and are covered by Professional Indemnity Insurance through brokers Griffiths and Armour.
Structural and Civil Consultants can design the capacity of traditional timber connections. They can also provide heartwood log timber design while also calculating beam designs for other forms of wood.