Building Materials needs to be of the highest quality. With sub-standard materials, you will find it difficult to maintain your construction. Not even to mention the cost it will take to make constant repairs to your building.
At Sabie Poles, we specialize in CCA Treated Poles. but we also supply top-grade structural timber. These building materials are SABS approved, under the S5 Construction grade timber.
CCA Treated Building Materials
There are many things that you have to think of when building any type of home/office etc. There are your exterior moldings, your flooring and of course the support beams and structural timber. All of these areas will need separate building materials with different treatments, rules, and regulations that are enforced by the South African safety law.
At Sabie Poles, we provide all of these products to individuals and on a wholesale basis to timber merchants all over Southern Africa.
Construction Grade Timber Available at Sabie Poles:
We supply SABS approved S5 construction timber. We also provide UTP Construction timber in various sizes, custom moldings and profiled pine timber, flooring, and decking.
Prices and Sizes of S5 Structural Timber:
All of our structural timber is treated with the required H2 Treatment Process. This treatment process is typically used for internal structures.
Typical examples of H2 treated wood uses are as follows: ‘
- Laminated Beams
- Roof Trusses
- Structural Timber
- Boards Flooring
- Window frames
As mentioned previously, they come at various sizes and prices:
We have both treated and untreated products available. Please see list below for all structural timber sizes that Sabie Poles supply on a one-on-one basis and to timber merchants all over Southern Africa:
Other Building Materials available at Sabie Poles:
We know that setting up construction costs a lot of money, time and effort. That is why we do our best to be a one-stop shop for all things timber-related to your house.
As a result of this, we offer the following building materials for your home too:
Decking and flooring form an integral part of the building process and the outcome of the completed project.
Therefore, we invest time and effort into providing you with the highest quality products to use in your construction.
We supply both CCA Treated Timber Decking Planks and untreated wooden flooring planks for the interior of your home.
Wooden Flooring Planks (Pine)
- Can be stained to the color of your choosing
- For use in the interior of your home
CCA Treated Decking
- Weather resistant
- Exterior use (Decks, veranda’s etc)
- Can be stained to the color of your choosing
We specialize in CCA Treated Poles. We can treat the poles to whichever application you need them for. Whether it is for stilts (using them in-ground contact), or using them for balconies/fencing.
You can contact us to inquire which treatment class you require for your application. Additionally, you can check out our the blog post: “Knowing which treatment class to use for your application”
All our CCA poles are SABS & NRCS approved. Our Eucalyptus Grandis poles ensure minimum weight and maximum strength for your needs. Additionally, our poles are suitable for fencing and building. We can supply any class upon order
(H2 to H6)
Types of Wood and their uses
There are many people selling below-standard wood and would advise you to go with substandard products for your construction to save costs. Therefore, it is important to know the types of wood and what they are used for when starting from scratch with your building materials and construction.
Hardwood Vs. Softwood
Hardwood and softwood are exactly what you expect them to be.
Hardwoods like Eucalyptus and Maple are denser. This makes them more durable, stronger and longer lasting. While Softwoods like Pine and Cedarwood are less dense, lighter and easier to work within certain instances.
Both have their own pros and cons when it comes to different applications. Therefore, you need a solid understanding of these types of wood to be able to make informed decisions on the wood you need for your application.
*Note* Both softwoods and hardwoods can be CCA Treated to protect it from various wood deteriorating factors.
Hardwood like Eucalyptus Poles, are mostly used for Fencing, Flooring, and Furniture. These woods are usually harder because of the heightened density. This makes the wood stronger and longer-lasting.
Hardwoods are preferred for things like flooring and fencing because they are very strong and not likely to be broken/torn down by any type of weather, animals etc.
“Hardwoods may be used in a variety of objects, but are most frequently seen in furniture or musical instruments because of their density which adds to durability, appearance, and performance. Different species of hardwood lend themselves to different end uses or construction processes. This is due to the variety of characteristics apparent in different timbers, including density, grain, pore size, growth and fibre pattern, flexibility and ability to be steam bent.” – Wikipedia
Most common hardwood uses:
- Flooring/ Decking
- Musical Instruments
Softwood like Pine and Cedarwood are relatively softer than most common hardwoods. This means that their density is lower, and they are not as strong
as most hardwoods.
Although this is the case, these softwoods are mostly used for construction purposes as they are strong enough to be used for the internal structure of your home.
The other perk of softwoods is that they are light and easy to work with.
Most common softwood uses:
- Construction (Structural Carcassing)
- Doors, Frames and moldings
- Making Paper
While there are various types, sizes and prices on wood products, you need to ensure that you have the correct timber for your application. Luckily, at Sabie Poles, we can help.
Give us a call, and we’ll be happy to assist you in all your timber-related needs.
You can also download our price list to see all of our pricing.
Want to sell our products in your hardware store?
We are contantly looking for new timber merchants all over south africa. Therefore, if you have a hardware store, and want to stock some of our products, please feel free to contact us. or check out our post: