What is C24?
C24 is a type of timber, as per the BS5268-2:2002 grading.
What does C24 mean on wood?
C24 is a grading of timber. There are 12 strength grades as set by the British Standard in the BS 5268, but the most commonly specified are C16 and C24.
What is the difference between C16 and C24 timber?
C24 timber is the superior version of C16 timber in terms of strength, resilience and appearance with very few defects, if any. Whilst C16 timber is suitable for some applications such as rafters and joists, C24 has been graded to a higher standard than C16 meaning it can handle higher loads and wider spans, ideal for commercial decking joist applications. C16 is more often used in circumstances where both timber types are suitable, with C24 timber reserved for projects where aesthetics and strength are important.
Is C24 stronger than C16?
Yes. C24 timber is stronger than C16 timber, suitable for handling higher loads.