Rough guide to calculating timber volumes and cost
Prices for kiln dried hardwoods vary from £35-£75 per cubic foot (approx £1243-£2663/m3) depending on species, thickness and grading. Specialist timber, burred/pipped, Quarter sawn, spalted and unusual cuts/wide boards will incur a premium on the
following pricing guide.
For more information about the different timbers and their properties visit our About Hardwoods section.
The attached are guide prices - however prices change depending on timber costs. Specialist pieces of wood (e.g extra long beams
or awkward cuts) may be more, whereas off cuts in our store may be cheaper.
Volume of timber is length x breadth x thickness
Cubic feet - if measurements are in inches then divide by 1728
Cubic meters - make sure measurements are in meters.
Points to Remember
If you are wanting to have a planed finish on your timber you will need to start with a thicker piece, so use the thicker size in your calculations.
If you are using kiln dried timber then the chances are you will not find a board the exact size you want, therefor you will also have some off cuts. You can minimise this by careful selection but will need to take this into consideration in costing your project.
Timber has natural properties from flexibility to strength - using the right timber can make life much easier. For instance Scottish Oak and Larch are naturally durable, so using these timbers outside reduces cost in maintenance. See more about timber properties here.
To see what's available view our What's in stock page.