Arranging the perfect timber delivery

8 March 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog


Finding the perfect timber supplies for your building project takes time. It has to be the right type of wood, the right width, the right length, and it must fit perfectly into your building design. Once you have found the timber you need, what do you do next? Unless you are only buying a few small pieces of wood, you probably aren't going to be able to take the timber away with you. You will need to arrange for your purchased timber to be delivered.

The company you are purchasing your wood from will have experience with timber deliveries and will be able to explain to you exactly how the delivery will take place. The timber merchant will have the responsibility of packaging and making your timber deliveries, but you will need to do to ensure that you have made appropriate preparations so that the delivery can take place without incident?

Where will be delivery take place?

You are arranging for a timber delivery to your site, but what does that actually mean? Will the timber company be delivering to somewhere on your site, or do they unload their timber deliveries by the roadside and let you store the timber wherever you want it on your site? The last thing you want is a large delivery of timber blocking the road or pavement, so if you will be receiving a roadside delivery, you must ensure that you have sufficient people or equipment available to quickly clear away any timber and store it securely on your site.

How will the delivery vehicle access your site?

Timber deliveries are usually made by large trucks. If your delivery will take place on a main road, this shouldn't be a problem, but if your building site is somewhere with narrow or restricted access, then you will need to check the size of vehicle that will be used for the delivery and make sure that it will be able to reach the agreed delivery site. If you have any concerns, it is worth talking to the delivery company to see if they could use a smaller vehicle or come to an alternative delivery arrangement.

Timber deliveries usually go without a hitch, but talking to your timber merchant in advance and discussing the details with them will ensure that there are no unpleasant surprises during your delivery and that you can quickly start adding your newly supplied timber to your building project.