Constructional Timbers

constructional
For major civil and marine engineering projects, our specialist subsidiary company, www.aitkenhoward.co.uk, is among the UK’s leading suppliers of high quality hardwoods. We are the largest stock holders of Greenheart hold a range of other timbers, from Ekki and Opepe to Douglas Fir and Larch. For more information and advice, please visit the Aitken & Howard website.

A&H-Ready-reckoner
TIMBER LATIN NAME MEAN DENSITY STRENGTH CLASS COLOUR COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
Chlorocardium rodiei 1080kg/m3 D70 Yellow-Brown Guyana
Sarcocephalus spp. 760kg/m3 D50 Orange-Yellow Cameroon, Republic of Congo
Lophira procera 1025kg/m3 D70 Dark Red Cameroon, Republic of Congo, Gabon
Shorea guiso. Shorea kunstleri, Shorea spp. 930kg/m3 D70 Red-Brown Malaysia
Dicorynia paraensis 790kg/m3 Equivalent D50 Brown Suriname
Quercus robur 740kg/m3 D30 Light Brown UK and Europe
Peltogyne pubescens 860kg/m3 Equivalent D60 Purple Guyana
Psudostuga menziesii 540kg/m3 up to C18 Pinkish Brown UK and Europe
Larix europaea 590kg/m3 up to C24 Yellow Brown UK
Pinus caribaea 680kg/m3 up to C24 Yellow Brown Honduras