Kilning

We have 7 kilns located in our Parkend, Gloucestershire facility which can offer expert services for both hardwood and softwood solutions. Our experts ensure the timber is dried properly preventing the timber from warping, splitting or cracking, all common issues if the process isn’t done correctly.

Kiln drying is essential for any hardwood that is going to be used internally due to wood being hygroscopic (it absorbs and releases moisture until its moisture content is the same as its immediate environment). The main reason for kilning timber is to reduce movement. It also strengthens the timber, makes it lighter and kills off any insect pest or fungi that may be in the timber.